A June 2012 study in The Journal of the American Medical Association compared low-carb, low-fat and low-glycemic diets to determine which one burned the most calories per day. While the low-carb diet was the winner (it caused people to lose the most amount of weight in the shortest amount of time) researchers suggest the low-glycemic index diet is "more promising" overall. (The low-fat diet was the clear loser.) According to The Salt, it "burned more calories per day than the low-fat diet and proved easier to stick to over the long term than the low-carb diet."
Mike Rogers, 43, was a participant who managed to keep off the 40 pounds he lost. He says the difference in the three diets was "enormous," adding that "the low-glycemic diet reminded me of the way my mom and grandmom cooked while I was growing up; I felt far better on the low-glycemic diet than on either of the other two.
Is this the be-all-end-all of dietary advice? Not all nutritionists are convinced, saying that exercise is still crucial and one needs to still monitor the amount of low-glycemic foods consumed.
For more insight on this study, read the following articles below:
• Low and Slow May Be the Way To Go When It Comes to Dieting | The Salt
• Which Diet Is Best? | The New York Times
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