If you're reading this, you probably want to lose some weight. It could be 5 lbs., or it could be 50.
Either way, diet is a crucial factor -- regardless of how much you exercise. A new study suggests that, if you're going to cut out one big thing from your diet, it should be carbs, not fat.
A new study financed by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine followed a racially diverse group of 150 men and women, with some asked to maintain a low-carb diet and others focusing on cutting out fat. The low-carb group lost an average of 8 lbs. more than the low-fat group and had more muscle mass after a year of dieting, reports the New York Times.
On top of that, the study showed no substantial increase in the intake of saturated fat or in cholesterol among the low-carb dieters.
So, if you're looking to drop a little weight, you may want to look at a low-carb diet and walking 18 a little more often. It'll do your body good.