We live in a deeply divided nation. And don’t worry, I’m not venturing into politics. I’m talking about the never-ending debate about whether you’ll lose more weight by cutting carbs or by limiting fat.
There have been dozens of studies—and numerous meta-analyses—pitting the two approaches against one another. They’ve been evaluated not just for weight loss but other measures of health such as cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure, and body composition, as well. Each “side” has some put some points on the board but neither one of them is running away with the game.
Monica Reinagel, MS,LD/N, CNS, is a board-certified, licensed nutritionist and professionally trained chef, author of Nutrition Diva’s Secrets for a Healthy Diet, and host of the Nutrition Diva podcast on Quick and Dirty Tips.