Is a low-fat or low-carbohydrate diet better for losing weight? And do calories count?
Some recent research suggests that the key to weight loss is the quality of a diet, rather than the quantity of food eaten. Upstate registered dietitian nutritionist Maureen Franklin goes over the research, which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. For the study, participants followed either low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets for a year and also attended 22 sessions with registered dietitian nutritionists that focused on behavior modification. The results were that both groups lost weight, an average of 11 or 13 pounds.