The New Weight Loss Formula
The formula for weight loss: add, don’t subtract.
A study from the Netherlands suggests we should focus on increasing protein intake rather than cutting carbs. People who followed a high-protein diet lost a similar amount of weight after a year whether they were also limiting carbs or not.
Protein should be the centrepiece of your diet because it keeps you full and helps you maintain muscle mass, the researchers say.
The top tip that came out of this research is that you can apply to your diet is that you should monitor your protein intake. During the study, dieters consumed half a gram of protein for each half kilo of their body weight.
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