A major study published last week by several research institutions including Boston Children’s Hospital and the Harvard Medical School concludes that “lowering dietary carbohydrate increased energy expenditure during weight loss maintenance…[and] may improve the success of obesity treatment.”
As summarized in ScienceDaily, “Most people regain the weight they lose from dieting within one or two years, in part because the body adapts by slowing metabolism and burning fewer calories. A meticulous study now finds that eating fewer carbohydrates increases the number of calories burned. The findings suggest that low-carb diets can help people maintain weight loss, making obesity treatment more effective.”
One of the study’s authors explains, “As anyone who’s gone on a diet knows, once you lose some weight, it gets harder to lose more. The ‘eat less, move more’ mantra, as simple as it sounds, doesn’t help us deal with our bodies’ metabolic reality: As we shed pounds, we get even hungrier and our metabolism slows down…. The carbohydrate-insulin model argues that overeating isn’t the underlying cause of long-term weight gain. Instead, it’s the biological process of gaining weight that causes us to overeat….The calories-in, calories-out view offers no compelling biological explanation for the obesity epidemic beyond ‘it’s complicated,’ ‘many factors are involved’ and ultimately, we eat too much. But if the type of calories consumed affects the number of calories burned, this trend starts to make more sense….Our findings suggest that a more effective strategy to lose weight over the long term is to focus on cutting processed carbohydrates, not calories.”
This very well conducted study adds to the body of compelling evidence supporting the appropriateness of our HEALcare low-carbohydrate protocol for the treatment of obesity, pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes. The study’s extensive coverage by scientific and popular media will greatly benefit our marketing by raising awareness among the public and medical practitioners of the value of low-carb and ketogenic lifestyles.
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