Friday, January 9, 2009

Day 284- Nutrition Bite

Professor Gardner and colleagues at Stanford University compared four weight-loss plans. The diets studied were Atkins diet, the Zone diet, the LEARN diet, and the Ornish diet. The researchers found that the Atkins diet contributed to greater weight loss than higher carbohydrate plans without negative effects such as increased cholesterol. See website for more details http://nccam.nih.gov/research/results/spotlight/030607.htm

Sugar Preacher's Experience

I detest the Atkin's diet. However, I know people who lost weight on high protein diets. My aunt is on a low carb diet which requires 2 oz. of grains, 2-3 fruits, and 4-5 servings of vegetables a day. The rest of the calories come from meat and dairy. She is in her late 50's and currently weighs less than she did in high school due to the low carb diet. If your New Year's Resolution is to lose weight, find a diet that works for you and stick with it!

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