I have a presentation on Low calorie/fat diets?
The question is "does it or should it link to exercise?"
Please, don't give me a yes or no question. Thanks (:
- DavidLv 66 years ago
A diet that needs exercise to be effective is not a good dietary strategy. A solid well balanced diet should be able to stand alone as a weight manager.
Exercise is an important element of a healthy lifestyle - not a diet supplement.
- ?Lv 76 years ago
Exercise for health but avoid low calorie low fat diets.
"“People who are, through force of will, able to stick to a low-calorie, low-fat diet are miserable most of the time because they’re hungry all the time.”
A meal high in carbs but low in fat and protein gets absorbed rapidly and induces an insulin spike, which makes fat cells hold on to and store fat.
Because low-fat diets are usually calorie restricted, they don’t pack enough bulk to induce satiety. They also start a blood sugar roller coaster that leads to a cycle of hunger and snacking on high-carb foods.
There is no carbohydrate that the body can’t efficiently produce on its own. The same does not apply to protein and certain fats, which are both absolutely required in the diet."
Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades Explain The Failure of Low-Fat Diets:
"People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows."
"By the end of the yearlong trial, people in the low-carbohydrate group had lost about eight pounds more on average than those in the low-fat group. They had significantly greater reductions in body fat than the low-fat group, and improvements in lean muscle mass — even though neither group changed their levels of physical activity.
While the low-fat group did lose weight, they appeared to lose more muscle than fat.
“They actually lost lean muscle mass, which is a bad thing,” Dr. Mozaffarian said. “Your balance of lean mass versus fat mass is much more important than weight. And that’s a very important finding that shows why the low-carb, high-fat group did so metabolically well.”"
A Call for a Low-Carb Diet That Embraces Fat: