low carb vs low fat dietsA question so commonly asked, but never resolved. Experts still can’t seem to agree about what one is better. Which diet plan works better, may just depend on an individual’s goals.

Low Carb Diets

Low carb diets, like South Beach and Atkins, reduce the amount of carbs, while increasing protein or fat. This loses weight quickly, but as soon as you start eating carbs again, you gain all the weight back. This type of diet is not recommended by physicians because the body needs carbs to maintain everyday functions.

Low Fat Diets

Low fat diets include large quantities of low glycemic index fruits and vegetables. This means that they do not raise blood sugar as quickly as other foods, keeping you fuller, longer.

The Best Weight Loss

Reduced calories (through healthy diet) and exercise.
The trick to losing weight is using the basil metabolic rate, or amount of energy used over time. This can be calculated by using your height, weight, age, and activity level, to see the minimum calories you need per day to maintain your current weight. This can be calculated here.

So, using simple math, take 500 calories away from the number you need per day.
Ex: 2,990 – 500 = 2,490.
So if you take away 500 calories a day, for 7 days, that’s 3500 calories a week you didn’t intake. 3500 Calories = 1 lbs. One pound lost by doing nothing. Add some extra exercise in there and you have a recipe for quick, long lasting weight loss.

There are diet meal plans that account for the number of calories you take in, so you don’t have to. Nutrisystem and Bistro MD came in the top 2 of our Top 5 Diet Meal Plans. They take the hassle out of dieting by sending you pre-packaged meals for every day.

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Heath Marshall

Hi, name's Heath. I enjoy photographing things, and being active. Biking and Hiking are some hobbies. Along with constantly learning about new ways to stay fit and eat better.

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