December 27, 2018
In life, we face a lot of difficult choices; what to name our child? What color should we wear? What car should we buy? Staying in or visiting neighbors?
If you’re trying to lose weight and receiving advice from friends and family, the last decision might be tricky. Some people believe that cutting out all types of fats will be the best thing to help in losing weight. Others believe that giving up carbs will help you trim your waistline faster.
Giving up both should not be an option because your body needs energy from at least one of these sources to function, and you don’t want to feel sick, hungry, and in the worst cases faint. Plus, there’s no reason to cut down on cheese corn samosa and real crispy fried chips when you cook your favorite snacks with a low fat fryer such as Actifry or an oil-less fryer like Fry Delight.
Researchers from Stanford University recruited 609 overweight men and women aged between 18 and 50. Half of them had to limit their carb intake and the other had to cut down on fats for a period of 12 months.
During the study, they were weighed again. On average, members of both groups had lost 6Kg during the year.
Some had lost as much as 27 Kg though, and lots of participants reported that their relationship with food had been changed for the better.
This shows that it doesn’t really matter whether you go for a low-fat diet or a low-carb eating plan. As long as you’re not eating too much of either and sticking to fresh, unprocessed foods and cutting out sweets, you’ll be just fine.