Saturday, April 23, 2011

Higher Protein Diet Best for Maintaining Weight Loss

So you've lost a lot of weight.  How do you keep it off?  According to this study in the New England Journal of Medicine, a diet higher in protein and lower in the glycemic index was significantly better at maintaining weight loss than a low protein, high carb diet.  Those who lost weight and tried to maintain the weight loss with a low carb, high glycemic (high carb) gained back the most weight.

Is it any surprise that low fat, high carb diets like I used to follow have a terrible success rate of people trying to maintain weight loss?  When I think of all the money I spent on Weight Watchers, I could cry.

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