Thursday, November 25, 2010

Go for turkey, not stuffing to keep the weight off

More turkey, less white bread and mashed potatoes. Just in time for holiday feasting, a large study found that diets higher in protein and lower in carbohydrates can help overweight adults who managed to drop some weight keep it off.

As every yo-yo dieter knows, the real struggle isn't so much shedding pounds, but keeping them off. Past research has shown that as long as you burn more calories than you eat, you can slim down in the short term no matter what diet you try. Fewer studies have looked at ways to avoid packing it back on.

European researchers led by Denmark's University of Copenhagen think they have a solution to break the cycle.

Diets rich in lean meats, poultry and beans, and low in starchy carbs appear "to be the ideal for the prevention of weight regain," they wrote in a study in Thursday's New England Journal of Medicine.

The study involved 773 overweight and obese adults with families from eight European countries. The adults had already lost on average 24 pounds after two months on a low-fat diet and the researchers thought getting their family involved would help keep them on track.


Source and More:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2010-11-turkey-stuffing-weight.html

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