Thursday, February 26, 2009

A Calorie is a Calorie is a Calorie in Weight Loss

That's what a new study has found. The study published in The New England Journal of Medicine has found that it doesn't matter what 'kind' of calories you're cutting (protein, fat or carbs), its the simple reduction of calories that leads to weight loss. It's all in the numbers!

The researchers compared four different popular diets that each focused on some specific principles and combinations of nutrients, ensuring that all participants consumed the same number of calories. The surprising thing they found was that none of the diets were more effective at helping participants shed the pounds.

Bottom line: don't fall for the 'hype' of fad diets. The very best diet you can be on is one that provides you with with all of the nutrients that you need to stay healthy, and is easy for YOU to stick to at the same time. In other words, as long as it fits easily into your lifestyle, you love the stuff you're eating and you're getting the right amount of lean protein, healthy fats and healthy carbs that your body needs - you'll be on the right track to shedding those pounds!