Tweets by bdccarpenter
What is the best weight loss diet, according to science? (I say ‘weight loss’, most people actually care about fat loss, but that is a separate topic).
Is it low carb? Is it ketogenic? Is it intermittent fasting?
Well, despite what some people tell you, there is no such thing as a “best” weight loss diet. All calorie-controlled diets work in the short term and all weight loss diets slowly lose efficacy in the long term (on average) as people tend to transition away from whatever diet they started.
This is NOT to say you might prefer one to another, or you might get better results on one than another.
But, there is no such thing as the BEST weight loss diet for everyone. In the long term differences appear to be too small to make blanket advice.
So, let’s say goodbye to people shoehorning you into following whatever diet they think is best, and instead shift your focus to making educated decisions for yourself based on your own personal preferences.
P.S. My new book ‘Everything Fat Loss’ is currently on sale at Amazon.com with an additional 10% discount. Feel free to grab it before the price goes up (link on my profile page)
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