Is It Possible To Eat Carbs and Lose Fat?

Is It Possible To Eat Carbs and Lose Fat?

Yup [1-7].

Are you for serious?

YES!!!!In fact, a 2017 study by Veum and colleagues [8] published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that subjects were able lose more than 23 pounds of pure fat in 12 weeks.

And they were eating…wait for it…

281 grams of carbohydrates(or about 1.25 grams per pound of their body weight).

The kicker is that when controlling for calories these individuals lost the same amount of fat as the group eating just 56 grams of carbs.

In fact, every study to date that has controlled for calories and protein intake has found no significant difference in fat loss between low or high carb approaches [9].

You can 100% eat carbohydrates and lose body fat! You can 100% eat carbohydrates and be healthy!

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2. Tay, J., et al., Effects of an energy-restricted low-carbohydrate, high unsaturated fat/low saturated fat diet versus a high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet in type 2 diabetes: A 2-year randomized clinical trial. Diabetes Obes Metab, 2018. 20(4): p. 858-871.

3. Gardner, C.D., et al., Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN diets for change in weight and related risk factors among overweight premenopausal women: the A TO Z Weight Loss Study: a randomized trial. JAMA, 2007. 297(9): p. 969-77.

4. Gardner, C.D., et al., Weight loss on low-fat vs. low-carbohydrate diets by insulin resistance status among overweight adults and adults with obesity: A randomized pilot trial. Obesity (Silver Spring), 2016. 24(1): p. 79-86.

5. Gardner, C.D., et al., Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on 12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults and the Association With Genotype Pattern or Insulin Secretion: The DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA, 2018. 319(7): p. 667-679.

6. Hall, K.D., A review of the carbohydrate-insulin model of obesity. Eur J Clin Nutr, 2017.

7. Hall, K.D. and J. Guo, Obesity Energetics: Body Weight Regulation and the Effects of Diet Composition. Gastroenterology, 2017. 152(7): p. 1718-1727 e3.

8. Veum, V.L., et al., Visceral adiposity and metabolic syndrome after very high-fat and low-fat isocaloric diets: a randomized controlled trial. Am J Clin Nutr, 2017. 105(1): p. 85-99.

9. Aragon, A.A., et al., International society of sports nutrition position stand: diets and body composition. J Int Soc Sports Nutr, 2017. 14: p. 16.