Miracle Diet? Fat Chance!
So you think you know how to eat right—what foods are healthy, what foods keep
the weight off—yet you can't avoid peeking at the latest fad diet. A voice inside
you'd lose the weight without cutting calories if you ate your cheeseburger without
bun, drank a liquid protein concoction, and stopped eating for three hours before
to bed, or ate exactly 40% of calories from carbohydrates, 30% from protein, and
from fat at each meal and snack.
Sound crazy? Sure it does. Yet at any given
time, about two-thirds of us are trying to lose weight or keep it off.
3. The high-protein/low-carbohydrate fad diets work
answer this question.
correct answer is
really a low-calorie diet in disguise, has been around for a century, going in
out of popularity. A high-protein diet burns no more fat than a healthier,
low-calorie diet. Carbohydrates aren't more fattening than protein: Both have
calories per gram, while fat has 9 calories per gram. And despite diet claims,
there's no proof that eating carbs makes you store more fat-—it's excess food
kind that packs on weight. Do these diets keep you from feeling deprived? Experts
say yes, because they let you eat foods you thought were taboo, like butter and
cheese. Eventually, they create boredom by limiting choices. They can leave you
exhausted, nauseated, and constipated.
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