A Low-Carb Diet is The Answer to All Your Weight-Loss Woes
If you look around the internet, you would find thousands of pro-carbs articles, and thousands against the consumption of carbs, a fact which should reveal to you that the impact carbs have on our body is significant enough to prompt such a lengthy discussion.
At one side people argue that consuming carbs every day is essential to maintain optimal energy, and on the other the opponents of carbs-consumption highlight the fact that only by eliminating carbs from our diet can we hope to lose all that unwanted fat on our body. While both of these arguments are scientifically accurate, it is time to put these arguments to rest by conducting a cost-benefit analysis to identify the best option for weight-loss.
What Does The Science Say?
The journal called BMJ published a research study which aimed to identify the impact of carbs on the weight-loss goals of an individual. The research work included around 164 individuals, all of whom were above their normal weight limits. The study discovered that those individuals who were consuming less amount of carbs and high amount of fats maintained an elevated level of metabolism compared to those who were doing the exact opposite.
The research work looked at data collected over a period of five months and found that those on a high-fat low-carb diet were burning around 250 more calories on average every single day compared to those with a low-fat high-carb diet. According to reports, this study is also significant and one for the history books as the cost incurred to conduct all those feeding trials was the most that has ever been spent on a research work, specifically one focusing on the subject of weight-loss.
According to Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy dean Dariush Mozaffarian, this research work is important because it has finally confirmed the theory that the body’s metabolic rate declines when we consume a diet high in sugars and starch, both of which are loaded in carbohydrates, resulting in a much slower fat-burn rate. The study has shown a significant enough difference in the readings of people with a high-carb and a low-carb diet to explain why many people trying to lose weight experience either an increasingly slower rate of fat-burn, or a sudden increase in weight when they relapse to a normal diet.
A New Perspective
Usually, weight loss regimes are entirely focused on the perspective that you need to control the amount of calories you intake on a daily basis, as it is believed that all those extra calories you consume above your daily requirement get converted into fat and deposited in your body, subsequently increasing your weight.
Now, with this study explaining how the calories you consume differ both in form and the impact they have on your body’s metabolic system, it is about time we shift away from focusing entirely on calories to assessing the best sources of calories which act as a catalyst towards our weight-loss goals.
But wait, how do we know this study is not going to be superseded by another one in a few months claiming that carbs are indeed very good for health and should never be completely eliminated from the diet? This scenario seems entirely possible considering the fact that the recommended diet plans keep changing everyday in light of new information. However, here we must consider the magnitude of this particular study, especially the large sample size it has incorporated to derive results which offers it sufficient credibility to acknowledge its findings as fact.
Not Everyone Will React The Same Way
It is very important to highlight an important fact here: what works for someone else may not work for you, vice versa. The reason behind this lies in a multitude of factors, such as genetics and other pre-determined factors out of a person’s control. For example, people have all sorts of allergies, but not everyone has those allergies.
Similarly, this diet may or may not work for you depending upon your current state of physical health. It is best to consult a doctor before adopting it to ensure you are eating what will ensure optimal physical health.
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