Which Is Worse: Carbs Or Fat?

We already know that the majority of people fail when they attempt to start and maintain a diet. A lot of this is down to the fact that dieting to lose weight is not natural, and the human body actively tries to fight against it. Eating habits are hard to break, especially when you’re not even completely sure in yourself which things to axe from your daily diet for the best results.

Low-fat diets are often compared against low-carbohydrate diets, with people having different opinions on which is the most effective solution for weight loss. Studies have been conducted comparing different groups of subjects who took each approach, and the results have been measured in an attempt to find out what’s likely to happen to anyone doing the same.

In general, a low carb diet would be considered to include less than 40g of carbohydrates per day. A low fat diet would require less than 30% of one’s daily calorie intake to come from fat. If either of these conditions are met, it would not be necessary to restrict overall food or calorie intake. Only the proportionate amounts of either carbohydrates or fat need to be cut down in either of these cases.

In general, according to the scientific data, significantly greater weight loss, lower waist size and reduced body fat percentages were reported as a result of a low carb diet in almost all studies which have been conducted. Cholesterol levels also tend to be better, and the risk of future heart disease can even be lower.

All this is great news for people who may be considering a low carb diet. This may actually be easier to manage than a low fat diet, depending on how you normally eat. It is definitely worth giving this a try rather than trying to cut down on fat or overall calorie intake if you’re looking to lose weight, and you may find your body is healthier overall as a result.