If you want to lose weight, should you cut carbs or fat? According to new research, it doesn’t matter! In the study, 600 people were told either to cut down to 20g fat a day or 20g carbohydrates. After two months, they were allowed to gradually reinstate fat or carbs to the lowest level they felt they could stick to long term, while eating plenty of vegetables and avoiding sugar and processed food. After a year, those who cut down by 400-500 calories a day lost almost a stone, whichever foods they stopped eating. So in a nutshell, neither diet is better. Provided you’re eating fewer calories than you burn, the most important thing is to choose a diet that’s sustainable for you, that you enjoy and that comprises healthy, nutrientrich foods.