Is it better to be low carb or low fat for fat loss?

Rishi Dhingra

Rishi Dhingra

Low-carb and low-fat diets are both popular strategies for weight loss, but there is no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to the best diet for fat loss. Both types of diets can be effective for weight loss, but the best diet for you will depend on your individual needs, preferences, and medical history.

Low-carb diets, such as the ketogenic diet, work by limiting carbohydrate intake and increasing fat intake. This can lead to a decrease in appetite, which can make it easier to create a calorie deficit and promote weight loss. Low-carb diets have also been shown to improve certain health markers, such as blood sugar and cholesterol levels

On the other hand, low-fat diets work by reducing fat intake and increasing carbohydrate intake. These types of diets can be effective for weight loss, but they may not be as effective at improving certain health markers.

It’s important to note that calorie intake  and energy balance is still the most important factor for weight loss, regardless of macronutrient ratios. And not all carbs or fats are created equal, some are more nutrient dense than others.

It’s also worth noting that when it comes to weight loss, adherence is key. Studies have shown that people tend to lose more weight on a diet they find easy to stick to, even if it is not the one that is considered the most “optimal” by nutritional experts. The best diet for you is one that you can stick to in the long term, and provides you with all the necessary nutrients.
It’s always a good idea to work with a registered dietitian or a certified nutritionist  to determine the best diet plan for you based on your individual needs and preferences. They can help you create a healthy, sustainable diet plan that fits with your lifestyle.

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