Bottom line is this, everyone is different. What works for me may not work for you. I personally do best with a high protein, low carb (gluten-free) diet, but that's just me. Everyone needs to "experiment" to see what works for them.
when i was a patient going thru the process leading up to the decision to have lap band surgery i was put on a high protein diet and i didnt lose alot of weight, but i did lose some so when i decided against the surgery and to try to lose the weight without surgical help i put myself on a high protein diet this time however, i went to the whey protein powders and i do one or two shakes a day, with skim milk and these have 26 grams per scoop i added beans, cottage cheese, greek yogurt, peanut butter, turkey breast and eggs... this is basically, aside from my daily salads and fruits, my diet and added an hour to two hours a day of walking and i have lost 70 pounds between may and jan and i do believe the higher protein helped me immensly and i do intend to continue on with the whey protein shake and high protein i did however recently break my foot and was told i had a severe vitamin d defiency, so now i do tend to go for more cottage cheese and yogurt good luck to everyone and find what works for you and high protein and walking alot did it for me
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A lot of people don't tolerate wheat well, and a low carb diet naturally tends to exclude wheat products. That might be a part of the reason for the results.
The other part is that all those overprocessed foods containing sugar / white flour get eliminated. probably not a bad thing.
I don't agree with the low carb diets that restrict vegetables. Not healthy. Less white bread and cookies is probably a good thing, less salad and other veggies - a bad thing.
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A balance diet works for me. There is no quick fix.
I typically eat around 130-150 grams of protein a day. I am trying to build muscle and lose fat. So far, it seems to be working. I eat a lot of turkey, chicken, egg whites, fish, tuna, and protein powder. I am ok with it. My energy levels are great. I also eat every 2-3 hours and protein with each of those meals. Sometimes I think you just need to try things and see how they work for you.
But the Mediterranean diet is better for your heart.... oh what to eat?
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Meh. 1.8 pounds is pretty trivial. I believe that people who are trying to reach a healthier weight and stay there should generally eat in the reasonably-healthy fashion that is most comfortable for them instead of trying to force themselves into whatever awkward mode happens to be trendy at the moment and which they may have a more difficult time keeping up with long term.
On the other hand, looked at from a certain angle, this study can be taken as good news for pretty much anyone: if you naturally eat high-protein or wish to, then great, it doesn't seem to hurt your health. If you don't, then great -- Atkins, Schmatkins you can lose almost as well eating what's normal for you, all the "carbohydrates make you fat" scare stories notwithstanding.
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...than diets that include less protein and more carbohydrates. People assigned at random to a high-protein diet lost, on average, 1.8 more pounds over 12 weeks than people assigned to a standard-protein diet. The high-protein diet included 85 grams of protein per day for a 15-pound person. The standard-protein diet included 49 grams of protein per day, on average. Participants had no changes in blood pressure, cholesterol levels or markers for diabetes risk.
* Analysis of 24 trials including 1,063 people by researchers at University of South Australia and University of Adelaide, both in Australia, published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
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