Which approach is better for shedding kilos?
A LOW FAT B LOW CARB C NEITHER ANSWER: C.
It’s a draw. Cutting back on either fat or carbs shaves off excess weight in about the same proportion, according to a Stanford University School of Medicine paper. But before you hit that low-fat (sugary) yoghurt, note that scientists asked study participants to prioritise whole, healthy foods and not deprive themselves. There’s heaps of nutritional value in carbs and fat, so check with an expert before limiting too much.