A new study released by the United States recently showed that reducing the proportion of carbohydrates in the diet can help the body burn more calories than dieting to help the obese people maintain their long-term health and lose weight.
People often think that you can lose weight if you don’t eat or eat less. However, a number of previous studies have shown that in the long run, relying on this method of reducing calorie intake to lose weight, the final effect will gradually weaken, because the body’s metabolism will slow down to store energy, resulting in weight loss more difficult. In addition, carbohydrates are an important source of energy for life-sustaining activities, so some of the more extreme high-fat, zero-carbohydrate diets are not recommended.
In the new study, researchers at institutions such as Boston Children’s Hospital in the United States helped obese people to consolidate weight loss by adjusting the ratio of carbohydrates to fat in their diet.
The researchers selected 234 overweight adults and asked them to start with a 10-week weight loss diet. The researchers then selected adults who achieved initial weight loss goals and randomized them into three groups—a high-carbon water diet group containing 60% carbohydrates, a medium-carbon water diet group containing 40% carbohydrates, and 20% carbon water. Low carbon water diet group of compounds.
It was found that the low-carbon water diet group burned up to 278 calories per day more than the high-carbon water diet group. In a new issue of the British Medical Journal, the researchers said that if the effect can be sustained, then “the estimated 10 kilograms of body weight can be reduced in three years.”
One of the authors, David Ludwig, an endocrinologist at Boston Children’s Hospital, said that in terms of long-term (weight loss), limiting carbohydrate intake may be better than limiting caloric intake. Strategy.