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Low-carb Vs. Low-fat: New Research Says It Doesn’t Really Matter

Correction: An earlier version of this story misstated the amount of carbs and fat eaten by participants in a recent nutrition study. The DIETFITS study had participants aim for 20 grams of carbs or fat, not make their diet 20 percent carbs or fat. This version has been corrected. (iStock) For every patient I have who comes to me believing that a low-carb diet is the way to be healthy or control weight, I have another who has been unable to shrug off the vestiges of the low-fat era, convinced that eating more fat will lead to heart disease or weight gain. I remind them that the evidence strongly suggests that when you reduce something in your diet — such as carbs or fat — it’s important to be mindful of what you replace it with. For example, when the public was advised to lower fat decades ago, most people swapped it for foods high in sugar and white flour, rather than with fruits, vegetables and whole grains. Not ideal. When it comes to weight loss, the past several years of research show that low-carb diets may have a slight short-term edge on average, but that neither can claim true superiority, especially given that about 95 percent of dieters end up regaining. A decade a Continue reading >>

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  1. A. Robinson

    Will having PCOS slow down weight loss???

    I was just wondering if you have PCOS would it make your weight come off slower or would it even matter with the sleeve?? I was on medication (metformin) 2 yrs ago when I was seeing a doctor that was closer to home. I started seeing my "old" doctor last year when I started working in his office. I told him I was diagnosed with it & even showed him labs & told him the gynecologist confirmed it also but he never put me back on metformin. So I was just wondering if I should talk to him about it again. I am kind of concerned about my weight coming off slowly. I know everyone isn't the same and we all lose weight at different rates.

  2. NIQAABI

    I had PCOS and Insulin Resistance prior to surgery, I have lost 145 pounds in 11 months with no problems. I followed my plan strictly. I have not been on Metformin or any other medications since the morning after surgery. Would you be able to switch doctors perhaps?

  3. A. Robinson

    Thank you for your response. I have seen him over a 10 yr period & would like to keep seeing him. I just tried to let him be the doctor and not question his reasoning. I wondered if taking the Metformin would help me lose better. Just didnt want this to affect my weight loss. Again thanks for responding & congrats on your awesome weight loss!

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