Posted by: 4pack | November 12, 2009

“Ideal Diets”: Study That Found Low-Fat, High-Carb Diet Improved Mood Better Than High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Relied On “Reduced Calories”, Which Is Key To All Diets

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT CARBOHYDRATES WILL PROVIDE MORE SATISFACTION TO MEN…IT IS THE TYPE OF CARBOHYDRATE AND THE CALORIES CONSUMED…CONSUME WHOLE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES FOR YOUR CARBOHYDRATES…AND KEEP TOTAL DAILY CALORIES UNDER 2,000….

(From US News article)   Both a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet  such as the popular Atkins program and a low-fat, high-carb diet appear to carbohydrates1help people lose pounds over the course of a year.

But as for mood? Only the low-fat diets will result in long-term improvement in mood, according to a study in the Nov. 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine .

People on both diets consumed roughly the same number of calories.

“Both an energy-reduced, very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet and a conventional high-carbohydrate, low-fat diet are equally effective for achieving weight loss in overweight and obese individuals,” explained study author Grant D. Brinkworth, a research scientist with the food and nutritional sciences division of the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation in Adelaide, Australia.

“Both dietary patterns also had similar effects on the cognitive domains assessed,” which were working memory and speed of processing, Brinkworth added. “However, the conventional high-carbohydrate, low-fat weight-loss diet was shown to have more positive effects on mood compared to the very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet.”

Dr. Ewald Horvath, interim chairman of psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, said the study was the first “to show both long-term weight loss and improved mood.”

“This study looked at one factor, and prior studies haven’t focused on psychological factors,” Horvath said. “This is a great study focusing on something very important.”

Other studies have found short-term improvements in mood in people who lose weight on different diets. And the new study also found such improvements over the first eight weeks of dieting.

But few studies have looked at long-term mood changes among people who lose weight.

Health organizations, such as the American Heart Association, tend to advocate higher-carb, low-fat diets. But many overweight and obese people are propelled toward the high-fat diets such as Atkins, “Livin’ La Vida” and “Good Calories, Bad Calories,” perhaps because of quick initial weight loss, Horvath said.

For the new study, 106 overweight and obese adults, who averaged 50 years old, were randomly assigned to one of two diets — a low-calorie, low-carb, high-fat plan or a high-carb, low-fat diet — for one year. Both diets restricted calories to about 1,433 to 1,672 a day.

A year later, average weight loss was about the same in each group: 30.2 pounds.

After the first eight weeks, participants in both groups showed mood improvements, but that lasted only in the low-fat group. After a year, the mood of those in the high-fat group returned to what it had been before they started dieting, the study found.

http://health.usnews.com/articles/health/healthday/2009/11/09/to-feel-better-low-fat-diet-may-be-best.html

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  1. Hi, Dr. Horvath I have a question about high carbohydrates risks. I was recently taken an urinal test the came into process of Prostate Cancer, and the Dr. gave me urinal result that labs found high carbohydrates so she recommened to reduce sugar and white bread,rice, corn tortilla,and any high sugar products. I try to reduce my sugar and eat high carbohydrates food but I’m still hungry. I recognize have poor meals habits. I would need your help , What can I do??? or your will recommened to reduce high carbohydrates on my meals???? Thank you so much and I will wait your answer soon.


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