EAT BET­TER

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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.

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