Is Low-Carb Really King of Weight Reduction


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As it turns out, the study doesn’t actually prove that low-carb diets lead to greater weight loss compared to low-fat diets. Instead, it shows consuming fewer carbohydrates may increase protein consumption, and something about that combination seems to. As it turns out, the study doesn’t actually prove that low-carb diets lead to greater weight loss compared to low-fat diets. Instead, it shows consuming fewer carbohydrates may increase protein consumption, and something about that combination seems to enhance weight loss In long-term trials (longer than 12 months) researchers conducting many studies have consistently seen weight loss on all kinds of diets —from extremely low-carb to extremely low-fat.

But maintaining weight loss is a struggle, with nearly all participants in these trials. April Campbell wanted to lose weight and get stronger after four pregnancies. She went low-carb, started fasting, and did jump rope workouts to lose.

Doctors say that eating up to five servings of low-carb vegetables daily foods such as broccoli, cauliflower, and lettuce can keep your bowels healthy without interfering with weight loss. If. 2. Why you aren’t losing weight with low carb.

Despite the best of intentions, both newbies and experienced low carbers sometimes do things that can slow down weight loss. These include eating too many nuts, consuming a lot of dairy, or simply eating too often. 7. Here’s a list of common low-carb weight loss mistakes to avoi.

Some studies have shown following a low carb diet may offer greater initial weight loss, but some research suggests 1-2 years after following either a low fat or low carb diet, weight loss was the same between groups. While following a low carb diet may offer more initial weight loss, sticking with a low carb diet can be challenging. Carbs don’t make you fat, excess calories do. 19 pounds in 3.5 weeks, guaranteed most of that is water weight and not true fat loss since the OP is clearly on a low carb diet. Maybe five pounds of it but that still leaves 14 pounds in three weeks and that’s aggressive.

Exactly, I’m with MalkinMagic71. After two days of eating carbquick mini pancakes (2) with my sausage for breakfast, I dropped to “light Ketosis” and feel bloated. The only other new addition were some roasted soybeans in place of my usual pumpkin seed snack. Now, a new study suggests that cutting back on carbs may boost metabolism and help people burn more calories, according to new research published yesterday in BMJ.

The study authors say their.

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Foods that are high in fiber tend to be more filling and may help to reduce caloric intake and contribute to weight loss.32 If dieters who severely restrict carbohydrates lose large amounts of weight shortly after starting the diet, the majority of this weight loss comes from loss of water.

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It’s not restricting carbs that helps you lose weight, it’s getting your body into ketosis.

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The effects of high-carb and low-carb diets on body weight in endurance athletes have not been studied, but there is no reason to believe that low-carb diets are any more likely to yield permanent weight loss in endurance athletes than in nonathletes.

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Some studies have shown that low-carb diets result in more weight loss than low-fat diets, while some studies show exactly the opposite.

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When you start transitioning into the Low-Carb Maintenance Diet you may still lose some weight until you determine your new carbohydrate limit where your weight will remain relatively steady.

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People do lose weight following low-carb diets, although researchers suggest it is mainly because in following this regimen, they also cut calorie intake.

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The problem with low-carb diets is that short-term weight loss is not the same thing as lifelong weight maintenance—and there are no data to show that the initial rapid weight loss on the Atkins Diet can be maintained long term.

“Carbophobia: The Scary Truth about America's Low-Carb Craze” by Michael Greger
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It is still a low-carb diet, but it’s slightly more balanced.

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When your carb intake is low, your body recovers its capacity to burn fat, so your fat intake can be relatively high without any adverse effect on your weight or health.

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In the book he recommends the slow carb diet.

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  • Thanks for the tips! Very helpful. I’ve hit a plateau after losing 14 pounds and am trying to be patient. I’m hoping for a whoosh soon! Also, I use Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetenerwhat’s your take on that one?

  • i don’t feel that a 13 pound loss over 12 months is a good sign that participants were being strict with their diets. i really think that in order to get true results that reflect the purpose of the study, you would have to seek highly motivated individuals looking to change their lives while having daily supervision and communication to overcome the temptation of having a “slip up”.

  • It’s not about how much weight one loses during dieting, it’s about if they can keep their weight afterwards and about how difficult it is to go through with it in the first place. Low carb (not keto) is a clear winner here it’s the easiest way to lose weight. You eat healthily, you eat less, but you’re not hungry, there are no food cravings or only very mild ones that you can deal with. Low fat is a constant fight and people are way more likely to quit. And if you follow the logic behind it, it’s not much of a surprise either.

  • You can eat loads of carbs and lose weight it’s all about one thing to make sure the calories intake is less than the output needed. Best to make sure the difference is small not huge. You want to lose about 1lb or 2lb a week.

  • Having tried both, and lost weight on both, I feel a low fat is superior because it allows more food choices. I was literally dreaming about beans and bread on the low carb diet. On a low fat, I eat lean meat, veggies, my own sourdough bread, noodles, rice, oatmeal, fruits, potatoes, sauces, a little cheese, and a small amount of olive oil. I don’t have any cravings, and my food bill is cheaper.

  • Im sick and tired of these morons……. I DONT WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT!! NOBODY DOES. WE WANT TO BURN FAT…. THe most important part about burned fat is gonne!!! Who cares IF I lose 12 pounds of muscle…. thats failure NOT archievement. 99% of these studies are useless cause they measure weight loss. NOBODY WANTS WEIGHT LOSS! WE WANT FAT LOSS!!!! Why low carb makes more weightloss than low fat??? Cause carbs hold water…. so its more water loss. ALL THE STUDIES ARE USELESS. This does show uselesness of nerds doing practicals studies actually.

  • Except with a low fat diet, you’re hungry all the time. And, studies have shown that carbs (especially too many of them) have deleterious effects on health.

  • I may be having too much caffeinated tea. I tracking my macros very carefully and I don’t use sweeteners only swerve one time. Maybe I shouldn’t eat Keto mug cakes even thought I’m under on my calories. I just know my body got smaller but my stomach looks very bloated all the time��I have been strict Keto for one month.

  • I’m so tired of people like you. keto and low carb diets were not developed for weight loss! Weight loss is a side effect of low carb diets! As with all side effects this varies according to several factors such as genetics and compliance to the regimen. I lost about sixty pounds with low carb and know someone who lost about 100. Notice how the results differ depending on the person. Also, how do you go about measuring the effectiveness of any diet when most people follow a diet for about two weeks and then go back to eating junk food? Doesn’t that sound stupid to you? People are the problem, not the diet. People have self control issues. They try things for a few days and because our evolutionary urges make us obsessed with satisfaction we have trouble complying with any regimen that restricts our ability to fulfill those urges. That’s science, not speculation like this stupid video encourages. Low carb diets were developed for therapeutic reasons! They help treat and in some cases cure neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s, and dementia among other ailments. Acting as if it is a weight loss fad is childish and ignorant.

  • Ha, they likely ate fewer calories because they were cooking all their own meals and didn’t want to spend more time cooking way more than they could reasonably eat.

  • Yeah but low carb I a lot healthier because it doesn’t spike insulin and you get a lot mor vitamins from 1 cup of broccoli than 1 cup of potatoes

  • Cooking is a ‘process’. So everything you cook, is also a processed food. Anything which undergoes pasteurization, is ALSO a ‘processed food’. Homogenized milk is also a processed food. Waiting for that milk to separate into skim milk and cream? A process which changes the natural state of the food. In fact, even washing your veggies is ‘processing’. Cereals are ALL processed foods. So are all breads. By the time you eliminate all the ‘processed foods’, there’s not much left to eat.

  • Wow my carb tracker app was way off. It was telling me to have 1800 calories a day when to lose weight I am supposed to be having 1500 calories a day. Now it all makes sense why I wasn’t losing weight! I’m glad I finally got it straight.

  • I often have to argue with people of both sides. I had to learn on myself how both camps are effective but also detrimental to health on the long run for different reasons, fatty acids depletion vs thyroid and adrenals impair, etc. So as an equal macros diet such as the zone works as long as hypocaloric. Fasting works too. Combining days of low carb with days of low fat with days of equal ratio (in calories) and less energy intake, and regular fasting, this is what works at best to me. This ideological war of diets has to end!

  • I will try intermittent fasting. Your definition of intermittent fasting has made it easier for me to understand what its all about because I have been struggling to lose belly fat though I am thin. Know that a thin person with belly fat looks weird.

  • 10 thumbs up on this one. Excellent study design, which basically showed paying attention to what you eat helps you lose weight. Down side is that both groups lost only 11-13 lbs in a year.

  • This should be titled “Low-Carb and Low Fat Diets Get Similar Results,” but we use inflammatory sassy language to clickbait negativity.

  • low fat diet group in the study:
    29% fat calories+48% carb calories
    low carb diet group in the study:
    30% carb calories+45% fat calories
    Now anybody knows the study is meaningless because neither of the diets is either low fat or low carb in the common sense. They are both pretty much SAD diet.

  • For anyone struggling with weight loss, you’ve GOT to track your macros. It’s ESSENTIAL! Things will change drastically one you do this. KetoApp is a great macro, meal plan app!

  • A recent study that measured not only weight but body composition shows that rate of fat burning is higher in low fat, and a lot of the weight loss in low carb comes from water weight and emptying of the muscular glycogen stores

  • 30% calories from carbs is not “low carb” for anyone even moderately associated with modern day ketogenic/low carb diets. Are you pushing bad information for views and likes? Seems the headline of the video is purposefully misleading as is your conclusion.

  • I mean… 30% calories from carbs in the low carb group? I usually agree with the finding healthy living and calories are king, but that’s just not fair to the low carb paradigm.
    I don’t care about keto btw, I would consider 20% and lower as low carb.
    Maybe I’m just wrong on the definition though…

  • What about the opposite, some people say the the body would not store carbs as fat if you are an active person, they say the fat you eat is the fat you stored, so as long as you keep your fats very low you would not gain much fat. What is your opinion?

  • Buy a stevia plant grow it for a bit then harvest the leaves dry it and put it threw you coffee grinder to make a powder its green and will make everything green but it has no added stuff and is not processed at all

  • All I know is for myself I got fat with low fat in my 30s. I’ve lost almost 100 lbs in under a year being sedentary at 45 by eating under 60 total carbs daily.

  • i think that “high-fat” is the wrong name. It should be called “low carb”. As in “low carb” vs “high carb”. Because a true “high fat” is ketogenic. Everything else is low/medium/high-carb

  • This isn’t comparing a high fat keto to a high carb diet. Keto diet has a 5% carb only, not 30%. Taking out that extra 25% of carb makes huge differences in the body. It triggers ketosis. Ketone bodies, which are essential for utilizing body fats for energy. And it’s also great for psychological reasons. Scientists even think it may be the answer to Alzheimers. Ketone bodies are also affective in preventing epilepsy. And are a key factor for brain development in new born, because babies are always in ketosis.

  • I love how Healthcare Triage kinda is just like “listen punk this stuff you thought before, is garbage, now sit down shut up and I am going to tell you what actually is what” And the moment you are “but what about…” he is all like “listen shit head, that didn’t make a difference either” haha

  • It’s high time for us to stop wasting funding on research comparing different diets to see which is superior. Instead, we should focus more on researching the ways someone can maintain a caloric deficit for weight loss and later, neutral energy balance for weight maintenance while maintaining satiety and satiation to enhance adherence to the diet in the long haul.

    One can only hope and wait…

  • Aside from Clinical Nutritionist and Super athletes Nutritionist, Nutritionist have complicated diet so unnecessarily it became one of the vaguest fields in health sciences, yet the most popular.

    They have convinced the population that a normal healthy person who doesn’t have any underlining condition and not even obese must monitor his diet so diligently and that he/she is responsible for most of the physiological processes in his/her body to avoid drastic outcomes that are usually displayed as if they will happen in the very next day if you don’t listen to their advice.

    Their whole field can be summarized with those three advices.
    1eat less
    3diversify your diet to avoid micronutrients deficiency

    And that’s it, you don’t need to read a book to tell when and what to eat otherwise you will get fat and die of cancer or other drastic outcomes.

  • Hang on there’s a big problem here. How do you know that the participants ate similar amounts of calories? If the type of food is different, the calories must be identical, so as to compare apples to apples. Fail!

  • It sounds to me like they didn’t lose meaningfully different amounts of weight because they weren’t given meaningfully different diets. The high-fat dieters were not doing strict keto macros and the low-fat dieters were being told to avoid refined carbohydrates and added sugars which are a staple of low-fat “diet” foods. What they did was give two groups the same hybrid diet and get the same result. Congratulations?

  • High protein high carb moderate fat best way to stables blood sugar and increase testosterone. Keto diets are bad long term and decreases sex drive and impedes recovery ruins sleep etc.. it’s a terrible diet long term

  • I need to get me that app…oh got my self a bread maker too its arriving soon yipee Also everyone has noticed I lost weight but kk I still weigh relatively the same..? But my clothes are getting loose ���� confused thanks again for this video really needed it at this moment need to track macros…and learn more….����

  • The key to weight loss is to find a diet that gets you into a negative energy balance and that you can stick with for the rest of your life.

  • Instead of answering the question by giving us the results of one study, why not actually do the research? Everyone who watches this video should go to Jason Fung’s channel for a more evidence-based discussion.

  • The study itself seems poorly designed, at least to how it was summarized in this video. A year is too little of a time frame for a nutritional study given we have storages of nutrients that will compensate for the sudden change in diet until our body adjusts to the new change.

    Were the test subjects knowledgable of what is classified as carbohydrates and fats, did they receive any nutrition education? Since vegetables are carbs, a high carb diet is one with lots of vegetables and fruits (which we obviously want for their micro and macronutrients). What was their perception of a carbohydrate? A lot of people (even health professionals) still villainize fats and carbohydrates and don’t bother being specific on what they mean. Some doctors tell their obese patients “stop eating carbohydrates and fat” and move on to the next patient.

    The diet that you can stick to sounds like an excuse for lazy behaviorif one cares for their health there should be a will and effort to improve their diet and seek professional help from people who know what they are talking about.

    Diets can be tailored to certain people because “diet” isn’t just what you hear and see on the media. If your blood pressure, blood glucose, or serum cholesterol are high well there is a diet for you that can assuage and manage those values. If you have kidney failure, liver failure, kidney stones, fatty liver disease, etc well there are diet recommendations to help your condition from worsening.

    Treating nutrition as a pseudoscience is dangerous. There are chemicals in foods, those chemicals react with your body, the excess or insufficient of some chemicals can harm or hurt you and they interact with other chemicals which ultimately affect the quality of biological systems. That’s nutrition right there.
    *Also what where the socioeconomic backgrounds of the people that were studied? Obesity and nutrition quality is greatly linked with socioeconomic status.

  • What about other measures of health besides weight loss? Like insulin sensitivity, cholesterol, thyroid function, inflammation, etc. There’s little evidence to suggest that weight loss makes any difference in health outcomes in the absence of these other factors. On the other hand, there have been several studies that have shown these factors can influence health outcomes with or without weight loss. I don’t think we’re getting the full picture just by looking at pounds lost or gained. I would be interested to see how both diets performed on these kinds of metrics.

  • I’d like for them to do a study like this on intermittent fasting. There has been a LOT of talk recently about it, but there’s not a lot of long-term evidence to support or deny it’s healthiness. What are your thoughts on it?

  • I had watched how carbohydrate food were linked with weight gain and generally to abstain from carbohydrate, at the same time had under no circumstances thought as using them to lose weight. The number one idea behind the 4 cycle weight-loss strategy is for you to train your whole body to get rid of fat for energy rather than carbohydrates. It’s built around scientific inquiry into the higher than average carb diets of the Japanese combined with their incredible long-life expectancy. The findings would suggest that it’s their higher carb-cycling eating habits means which helps to continue being healthy and balanced into old age with a low body mass index (reduced incidence of excess weight).Read even more here

  • Is there a difference in the brand of erythritol used? In another video you show the Amson Naturals brand and in this video it’s something else (Can’t read the name on the bag )

  • can you do a video on herbal tea vs water I say tea is more healthy cuz you cat more benefit than just water alone and can tea replace water

  • LOVE this video. I would have really liked to have seen a general sustained fitness test performed before and at the end of the study. I wanted to see how this affected overall energy production and expenditure, how satiated each percipient felt on an objective scale ect… It would have been a good indicator of which diet produces the more “efficient” energy expenditure. Which substrate (Fat, or Carbs) metabolizes better over the long term.

  • If they cut calories on average 500 a day. Shouldn’t they have averaged 50lbs of weight loss over a year. Calories aren’t what the body processes. It’s FOOD.

  • I wonder if there would be a combined benefit of a low carb combined with a low fat diet. Or would a diet like that not be very sustainable?

  • You might want to consult the science about this issue. It is unambiguous, and mortality data clearly comes through on the side of low fat. Vegans are the most healthy group on the planet, and live longer than anyone else. What more do you need to know?

  • I wish there had been a control group where the participants had been given the general advice about vegetables and avoiding processed food, but no specific instructions to reduce carbohydrates or fats.

  • Less refined food and less calorically dense food helps you lose weight. That’s all there is to it. The way you choose to do that depends on what you like and what works for you.

  • FFS! Neither of these diets were “low” anything. I’m a low carb guy (and have had amazing, lasting results) but 29% fat is not low fat and 30% carbohydrates is most definitely not low carb. All this study tells us is that the “everything in moderation” diet sucks.

    Here’s my thinking if you’re metabolically compromised (elevated HOMA-IR or you have metabolic syndrome) you need drastic reductions in carbohydrates (and vegetable oils) to recover your insulin sensitivity and get your mitochondria back into shape. Reducing carbs from 40%-50% down to 30% carbs isn’t going to do jack in that regard. This study was not well designed as you say if they believe that 30% carbs is “low carb”.

    If you don’t know what an actual low carb diet is then you probably shouldn’t be making videos about their efficacy.

  • I needed this information today. I didn’t know I needed it, so I didn’t go looking for it. However, after getting this information I realize how valuable and timely it is for me. I’m glad I subscribe. I’m writing this simply because I think that, by now, the HT staff isn’t doing these videos for profit. The only other thing of value you are looking to reap may very well be the confirmation I just wrote up.

    Thank You.

  • I lost weight cutting sugar and started following the Athlean-X channel run by Jeff Cavaliere, and he constantly preaches that you need to clean up your nutrition before hitting the gym. Your body needs carbs and fats, but there’s good foods to get those from. People don’t need to rigidly cut their diets down to lose weight or get a better physique.


    This is NOT an Low carbohydrate diet! This is bad science and associational which is the weakest of investigations!


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  • This really resonates with me. Slipped up and had carbs yesterday now I’m starving. Iv just had some ACV and lemon and will fast today using sparkling water to keep my hunger at bay. Definitely addicted to sugar. Thanks for the video

  • Eat whatever the heck you want without concern for calories (in some moderation 2-3 meals a day) Maccaroni & Cheese? sure, a thick Pizza? no problem. a Lasagne that was probably meant for two? go for it. as long as you exercise 2-3 times per week with a good prolonged regime (every 48 hours for example) you’ll be fine. my own experience with the matter of weight loss is that it comes down to metabolism; and how your body burns energy overall. the worst is when people think starving themselves is a good idea… your body is just going to try and retain fat and slow your metabolism, it might sound oxymoronic, but to lose weight you’ve got to eat a healthy amount, and then counter it efficiently. it’s just my thought on the matter though not seeking to prove anything here but it worked for me.

    imo the surge in obesity today is due to sugar laden foods & inactivity.

  • General effects look the same, but looking at low carb without comparing ketosis and non-ketosis makes us feel the view is too general.

  • Is anyone doing research into how to help people diet in the first place? Fat people know what they have to do, they know the health risks, but they still keep eating.  That would be useful research.

  • Weight loss does not necessarily mean “healthy”. Low-carb proponents still have to contend with the cholesterol and saturated fat issues. Not to mention growth hormones like IGF-1 which is in basically all animal products.

  • Hello Dr Maggs, i love your uploads and have subscribed to your channel. I’ve been on a low carb diet for 25 days and have shed 17.5lbs. My current weight was 15st 8.5lbs and now it’s 14st 5lbs (sorry but i’m old school). I am 49 years old and my height is 5ft 11inches. My BMI was bordering overweight to obese which scared me because i don’t want type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol or risk of a stroke. I want to lose 50lbs for when i reach 50 years of age so it’s a 50 for 50. My target is 12st. By doing the low carb diet i cannot tell you how happy i feel, inside and out. Your information is priceless and anyone considering to lose weight should try your low carb diet. It REALLY WORKS, thank you so much!

  • I was always generally tired. Flabby after eating, it would often make me dizzy. Now with this new diet, I’m fresh and less hungry. My life is now enriched and energized. My intelligence is now brighter and calmer. Thank you for your advice and whiteness, I am very grateful

  • You know, if you mentioned these concepts in Asian countries, people will just look at u funny. Why do people make their lives so complicated.

  • Keto is better for a sustained weight loss plan with little to no exercise, Carbs are better for building muscle faster and as muscles are metabolically active you need calories just to sustain them…in short if you exercise you can eat a bit more of “what you want” because your body will run as it intended, it’s not normal to be sedentary and graze so yeah…diet AND exercise are key.

  • Hi Ben.. How do you feel about intuitive eating and building muscle? I have recovered from an eating disorder and no longer track macros/calories. I eat 4-5 meals a day and just include protein ‘ Fats & Carbs with every meal but don’t count calories anymore. How would you see this for still progressing with muscle growth? My training is on point. I don’t ever want to relapse so i won’t ever count calories as this is a big trigger for me. Thanks

  • Been on a Low carb hi fat diet. Never felt better. I have lost 13 kgs in 3 months. Was not seriously overweight but needed to loose the flab around the tummy area. I go hard on organic butter, Cream, Cream cheese, Bacon with fat, Steak with fat. Veggies. Exercise regular. Drink lots of water. Not forgetting my drop of Whiskey with it. You are 100% correct dan now that I’ve been on this diet mission I am slowly starting to eat less, not crave junk foods and fast for much longer. Amazing journey thus far.Great vid keep em coming.

  • Just found your channel and I like your content! I noticed you haven’t uploaded in awhile.. are you planning on coming back? I’ll sub if you do:-) Thanx!

  • Thank you! You’ve mentioned hormones. It is said that different food increases estrogen and other increases testosteron. Would it be supportive for a man to concentrate on eating more food that increases testosteron if he wants to reduce his body fat (and doing exercises, of course)? Thanks.

  • I don’t get the numbers. If I have 50g of carbs then that’s 200 calories. You said a ratio of 75% fat, 20% protein, 5% carbs. If 200 calories is 5% of my total calories then that makes my total calories 4000 surely that’s way too much?

  • Really good explanation. I’m Naturopathic Medical Doctor licensed in Arizona, US. I’ve always considered insulin only when dealing with Diabetics. I never put it all together as you have done in this video. I will definitely pass this one.

  • Great commentary! Very helpful. I don’t know if it’s my tablet or your new camera but it came over choppy. Didn’t stop me from watching the whole video though!

  • Totally true… it’s the ratio of carbs/protein/fats that matters. How ya going to know if you don’t track it? And My Fitness Pal is CRAP, lies, lies, lies. Try Carb Manager. (sorry for the plug Keto King.

  • Been losing very slowly…Ketoing for bout 1 year…loss of 9 lbs….goal is to lose 25 more..I am 5’3..153 lbs….goal is 127-130…
    Was told should eat as follows…70% fat
    25% protein and 5% carbs….concerned carbs too low?

  • I have fairly recently done a swing in my diet to lose a bit of stomachfat and lovehandles, I do try and stay away from carbs as much as possible but some carbs slips trough of course (but not much) how long time does it usually take before you start to see any changes? I know that everyone is diffrent but mainly an estimate. I have been eating like this now for 1 week. Thanks!

  • Many thanks, been searching for “good food to eat on a low carb diet” for a while now, and I think this has helped. Have you heard people talk about Ronaliana Future Falbala (do a search on google )? Ive heard some interesting things about it and my friend got cool results with it.

  • I agree that high carb is a spiral problem because the more carbs you eat the more you desire to eat. Very true. It also causes cravings that do not happen in the lo-carb environment. Great video and discussion of this subject. BUT lo-carb is one issue, but what restrictions should one place on the other macro-nutrients (fat & protein). I believe I have read that lo-carb PLUS calorie management is the best combo. But there is very little discussion once one embraces lo-carb (or KETO) on what the remainder of the diet should look like; some say eat all you want of fatty foods and others are less “over the top” on that issue. Where is truth? I KNOW that carbs cause insulin rushes that cause me to crash…but how much of the other two categories should I consume?

  • Keto comes from the word ketosis, which literally means starvation. Yes all your bad numbers related to eating excess food will go down when you’re eating less food. Keto is not really low carb as much as it is starvation and deprivation

  • Hi Dr Maggs, could you please dispel some conflicting information. I have been told by a dr friend that consumption of fat as the highest percentage of your diet does not make sense as the body will need to burn/consume this before it uses stored body fat. Therefore, those fat calories are competing and preventing weight loss. Another friend claims that the body uses the reserves first and that the calories ingested as fat are not converted into stored body fat if there is an excess. Which of these is correct? If it is the latter, how is this chemically possible? Love your videos. 😉

  • You have to exercise. Many expect keto to do the work for them. Eating healthy is important. Exercising is essential for weight loss. Work off at least 40-50% of your daily calorie intake. Walking, weight training & fitness bands are the best kick-starer exercises to burn the most calories.

  • The human body naturally regulates protein and fat, but not refined carbohydrates.
    Wether they are good or bad carbs. In addition the human body takes about twelve hours to process sugar. So if you are eating a high carb diet especially refined carbs, it has a stacking effect…you will see weight gain.
    Because your body still has insulin in your blood and then we are adding more. That’s one reason intermittent fasting is so effective is
    It get insulin levels down before you start
    The stacking effect of sugar as a primary fuel source.

  • For me, the desire to cut down the carbs came completely naturally once I realized that a sandwich as a snack makes me even more hungry before lunch than if I wouldn’t eat anything. Since then, I started to notice my body’s reactions to food high in carbs, and I am trying to avoid it, cause that hyperglycemia I used to get was really horrible.. The only thing that doesn’t have such a strong hyperglycemic effect on me, tho, is pasta, and I love pasta super much, so I am giving it a pass for now:)

  • A link to the study in the description would have been nice.

    From this video (and comments) I understand this:
    1. Sugar and flours (in bread, basta, tortillas and others) probably makes you hungrier, as people consumed less calories without counting calories.
    2. The low carb diet was not ketogenic, which requires an intake of 15% of carbs. However it was relatively and fairly low carb (compared with the standard american diet).
    3. A gradual adaptation period is extremely important.
    4. There was a lot of fiber in both diets (from veggies).
    5. Fruit consumption was not recommended in any diet, so it seems to me that both diets could have been low fructose diets.
    6. You don’t have to avoid fats nor eat tons of fats to get benefits, apparently.

  • Hi Dr Maggs!�� im from philippines and I really love your videos because its very informative and easy to understand about the keto diet �� thank you Dr Maggs!❤️��

  • I have been doing Keto Omad for the past week to see if that finally gets rid of my tummy bloat. So far I’m still Staying the same weight and soooooo bloated!

  • I’ve been low carb eating for years to keep my weight in check as I get older. I like how you explain the process and decided to share this video on my Facebook timeline in hopes that some of my friends can start educating themselves about what their body is doing when they eat. I’ll probably binge watch a bunch of your videos lol. Thank you for making them.

  • Thank you for the clear concise information. Knowledge is power but only when you use it. I’m using your advice to control my mind and exert my will power in overcoming cravings. I dont give in now. I’ve lost in the last four years 24 inches off my waist, seriously! Train in martial arts run miles every week go to the gym and I’m so full of energy I feel like I’m going to burst. No desire to eat carbs, sugar eat. Mental clarity is through the roof. I’m 57 and lots of friends are starting to drop with many health problems and heart attacks. I’m so healthy I don’t even have dandruff.

  • These studies never seem to track what’s really important: Did either group show a statistically significant difference in how insufferably self-righteous they were?

  • Doctor. Are there any side effects of this life style? i am a bit worried after i googled it fining some horrible precautions. E.g. the constant presence of keytone in the urine??

  • Very concise summary. I like the way you keep it simple and mention the transitory effects of keto, such as water loss, as the body becomes fat adapted. I wish I had a $ for every time someone told me they tried keto, but it made them feel bad…

  • So easy to understand. I have always struggled with dieting since I was a child and have remained overweight all my life. I am on the first month of low carb. I liked your comment in another video when you said it is a marathon not a race so the occasional lapse is ok and it appears to be manageable in that I can return to low carb without the feeling of dread of returning to a diet. Thank you

  • I have lost weight on both but low carb high fat is better for me because it suppresses my hunger and I only have to eat twice a day.

  • I have really strong, gnawing hunger right before bed and I often eat some groats, barley or oats sometimes with peanut butter. I lose control at night. Why?

  • I’ve been doing very well on a low carb/low calorie diet. I’ve heard that high insulin and high blood sugar causes fat storage (assuming you are not running a marathon). The plant based diet people claim that their high carb diet works fine as long as you have no fat or protein which might cause high insulin. I assume that high carb food always cause high blood sugar. Are their high carb plant foods that cause high blood sugar but don’t cause high insulin? No way am I going to try to find them.

  • I really enjoy your videos and you make it easy to understand. I do need help!
    I don’t consider myself big on carb but i do have sweet tooth. As i work as a cook the only 2 meals i control and keep healthy is breakfast and lunch and I either skip dinner or snak.
    I always struggle with belly fat and am tired of it. Some days no matter how much I eat I still feel hungry:(

    Please help!

  • They work because it is “33 to nill”. Great video and I love your explanation why the carb deficit theory is really bunked. I really think it has to do with more hormonal and insulin. I know one person who ate a fruit and veggie. He lost some weight but was so miserable because he had no fat.

  • “…with the same number of calories, low-carb diet is more effective…”
    In case i am on keto diet(low carb, high fat). Does above mentioned quote from this research mean that I can have fewer amount of food because fatty food is higher in calory?

  • I have type2 diabetes my doctor said he will let me lose weight on my own because I am a personal trainer specialist sports nutrition i love toast beans pasta rice too much carbs

  • People with BMIs of 28-40 only lost an average of 11-13lbs over a YEAR? I wouldn’t call THAT statistically significant either, as someone who went from a BMI of 38 to a BMI of 23 over the course of less than two years, losing 70lbs total. I mean, sure, any weight loss is great, but I can’t imagine it making much of a difference if you’re above a BMI of 30. I have a hard time believing they really adhered to those diets, in all honestly.

    I’m not trying to sound like an asshole. I’ve been very heavy, and looking back, there was an incredible amount of ignorance and lying to myself going on. I’m probably biased, but, while this study was very well designed, it leaves me unimpressed.

  • I’ve been eating a pretty balanced carnivore diet for the last year and a half. I lost 100 punds and stabilized in the 150’s. I was pretty darn happy with that. But bathing suit season is coming and I’m looking forward to getting some sun, so I’ve been trying to lose another 10-15 pounds over the next couple of months. Just cutting back on fat some. Considering If.

    I don’t know what happened, but suddenly I was craving whipped cream. I suffered and ignored it for about a week, then I snapped. I whipped up two pints and ate nothing but that for two days.

    I dreaded getting on the scale. I didn’t think I’d gained, but for sure I didn’t lose, right?

    I dumped six pounds.

    I don’t lose weight easily. Cheese is certain to cause a stall. I’ve never eating nothing but fat for a whole day in my life.

    Losing six pounds on the whipped cream diet is probably the most insane thing I’ve ever heard of in my life.

    I ate normally today, but I think I’m going to do a little experiment tomorrow. Whip up two more pints and see what happens. (shrug) If it works, I’m going to be blown away.

  • Dude….you don’t look like you’ve been fat a day in your life. 50 carbs a day is waaaay too many for a heavy person wanting to lose weight.

  • Nearly every study that mainstream nutrition research uses to assess the efficacy of low carb vs. low fat diets uses a version of “low carb” that very few practitioners of low carb diets would ever consider to be low carb. In other words, the research community is either truly ignorant of what low carb diets are, or they willfully ignore what low carb diets are, so as to skew the results. It is a testament to the efficacy of simply lowering carbs, that even a diet that is not low enough in carbs to meet the typical definition of low carb, still performs better than low fat diets when it comes to the speed and extent that it improves metabolic markers.

  • If the “low carb” group lost weight by shrinking fat cells” how did the low fat lose weight? Since they both lost the same amount of weight, wondering where the weight came from for the low fat group? Less fat cells would have been just as good if not better. Less muscle, not so much.

  • I’m 78 I eat a keto breakfast then I get full and not hungry for the rest of the day. I have to force myself to eat dinner what do I do

  • Yay. Shrink those sneaky lurking fat cells.�� Thank you muchly for sharing this important information with us all. & Take care of yourself to. ❤����

  • I had discovered how carbohydrates were correlated to weight gain and also generally to steer clear of carbohydrate, even so had in no way never ever contemplated using them to slim down. The primary idea behind the 4 cycle fat loss solution is for you to train your system to get rid of fat for fuel in comparison to carbohydrate. It’s built around scientific research into the higher than average carb dietary habits of the Japanese combined with their excellent long-life expectancy. The final results indicate that it’s their higher than average carb-cycling dieting strategy that could help to keep on being healthier into old age with a low body mass index (decreased incidence of unhealthy weight).Read even more here

  • Good day to you, Keto King! You mentioned counting net carbs and excluding carbs from sugar alcohols and fiber. I am perhaps not directly the audience for this video as I’m not on a weight loss journey, but I’d like to ask a question. Feel free to prioritise the questions of those who are actively engaged in weight loss or have questions about it, as my question is tangentially related. I’ve watched some videos from a few nutritionists and health specialists who suggest counting 1/2 of the sugar alcohols (regardless of the source) out of an abundance of caution, since some can have an effect for some people. Others of course think it unnecessary or too complicated for daily tracking. What is your opinion of this? Have you found that based on the sweeteners that you use that type of thing would be unnecessary or too cumbersome to maintain? I am always seeking to learn more in general about this way of living and value your viewpoint. Thank you for your time.

  • Low fat diets are worthless. People have been failing on low fat diets for 40 years. Low carb diets are basically only getting popular now.

  • 30% carbs are low carb? The problem with these studies is that the people are always “healthy”. I wanna see the sickest motherfu** do this thing. I want people in wheelchair role up and then we see who can walk and with what diet. Thats true healing.

  • I have tried regular calorie restricted diets and they simply don’t work for me. They leave me hungary, with the majority of weight loss being muscle mass.

    20th day on Keto and I’m feeling great and looking leaner. I also feel satiated between meals.

  • Has anyone used the Custokebon Secrets to lost tons of fat? Just simply do a search engine search. On there you will discover that a great tips about how exactly you can lost tons of weight. Why don’t you give it a shot? perhaps it can work for you too.

  • you need to update your knowledge. I’m a dietitian, I thought the same, but the research is strong on the benefits of the keto lifestyle.

  • Who made u Nutritionalist?? you are telling low carb Ketoganic diet is unhealthy… What do u mean by healthy??.. Low carb ketogenic diet is the best diet!!! Its NDTV chennel’s fault…this media does not pick up best doctors for exact explanation

  • She doesn’t know what she’s talking about. Another so called expert in nutrition that needs to go back to study. No wonder the world’s population is continuing its descent into obesity and type 2 diabetes when they follow eating guidelines from these uninformed dietitians, nutritionists and doctors.

  • This person is not educated in basic metabolism principles. She does not know that saturated fats are burned by the body when insulin is low enough like it is on a Ketogenic diet when carbohydrate intake per day is 20 grams or less.

    It is simple and fundamental principle that we’re talking about here. When in a Ketogenic state, the body burns those mentionned “bad fats” which by the way are not bad. They are actually healthy but have been demonized when fats and the accompanying cholesterol were incorrectly picked as the cause of health issues.

  • CLICKBAIT as their is no scientific facts mentioned in this video. And all scientific facts about Keto says its either Positive especially for Those with Diabetes or overweight and even reduction in Cholesterol if you eat GOOD fats (thats the key too). Or not enough study made for long term.

  • I have been Intermittent Fasting for a couple of years typically on a 19:5 or 20:4 fast to feast ratio. I love the life style and It really makes a difference in my insulin levels. But with insulin resistance sometimes our insulin levels don’t always drop to the level that non-insulin resistant people’s level do during the fasting period. I have found through experimenting that incorporating a low carb plan in addition to my IF has been the key to a healthier life style and weight loss. Just found your channel and subbed right away.

  • She’s wrong. The American Diabetes Association even recommends it for diabetes treatment and Virta health (search them on YouTube) is a clinical model that uses it to get amazing results.

    This lady is 30 years behind the curve

  • I don’t use Keto to loose weight. I use it to help control my blood sugar and as a T1 Diabetic it’s been tremendously successful in reducing my A1c from 7.5+ to 5.8. Yes, I’ve lost 25+ pounds, and kept off for but that’s not motivation.

  • I never can get enough fat and protein in my meals, because I have only two small meals a day. Also due to a small stapled stomach. I had lost a lot of weight in two years. But then I stopped losing weight. Even I kept to my diet.
    Then I started to gain weight, and tried everything to lose it again, only to gain more kilos. (that is why diets are bad).
    With the keto lifestyle I thought I could lose the 25 kilos that I still need to lose. I have tracked everything, to know if I am not using to much carbs (about 20 total carbs), not to much fat and protein. A lot keto people say you don’t have to get you’r fat in. But others also say you have to get to 75%. I have tried to get more fat. It gets frustrating. I am in ketosis. Not hungry most of the time, so something is working. But now after a year I only lost 8 kg. In that time I plateaued 4 months and gained two kg. I am at a loss here.

  • Low carb, high healthy fat + IF(intermittent fasting) = healthy, slim long life
    Lost 110 lbs in one year. (About 2 lbs each week) along with a 30+ years of type 2 diabets (disapared in the first 30 days) which alll my doctors said was a life long issue.
    Started with 20: 6 intervall fasting, but the last 8 months went OMAD (1 meal a day). That did the ”trick”

  • Not sure if this was asked so many comments and replies. Did the low-fat dieters also reduce their carbohydrates based on staying away from processed foods and added sugar? Thanks. Good podcasts.

  • I think I have figured out why I was not seeing results on Keto! I was only focusing on “counting carbs” and not the type of things I was eating. Beware of “Keto treats” if you want to lose weight! I started out doing Keto by just counting carbs which included lots of keto treats like candied pecans (all treats made with stevia), peanut butter fudge, whipped cream and nuts, etc. Not only did this NOT give me any weight loss but it prolonged the Keto “Flu” for FIVE WEEKS! I was in agony by the end of the five weeks and my hunger never went away! So I stopped eating nuts, “keto treats” and “fat bombs” and only ate keto meals when hungry. Within 2 more weeks my appetite was gone, most of my energy back and even some health issues improved such as insomnia, overactive bladder at night and aching calves at night. I am not weighing myself yet but I look a bit sleeker in the mirror now. I plan to weigh myself when my size 14 “skinny” jeans become looser. Until then I will avoid the scale because I will get discouraged when I see “the Number”……Bottom line: If you are not losing weight on Keto and/or if you are still feeling lethargic after weeks of doing keto: ELIMINATE ALL “KETO TREATS” and only eat the food your body needs! This seems to be the reason why my husband who is doing Keto with me has dropped 25 or so pounds in the 6 weeks we have been doing Keto whereas I have lost very little. He did not like the taste of the stevia sweetened “keto treats” and only ate a few nuts here and there, whereas I was mindlessly using these things as a “crutch” to replace my sugar addiction! Maybe the keto treats can be moderately eaten after the initial phase or induction period but STAY AWAY in the beginning! It will just confuse your body and keep you in the SAD (standard american diet) state of misery. I hope this helps someone out there…….: )

  • I’ve been keto for 18 months. I did lose some weight the first year (43 lbs.) but I haven’t lost any since. I eat 20 or less grams of net carbs daily. I track everything I eat so I’m getting enough fat and protein. I just don’t get it.

  • This is so helpful! The Stevia in the Raw was a big Ah ha moment for me, as I have been using it with my green tea. Wondering why the weight loss is slowing. Thanks for the education! Where is the link to the Stevia in the Raw education you mentioned in this video? I can’t locate the link. Thanks!

  • Also anyone weight training should remember that you will need to increase your protein and keep in mind muscle weighs more than fat!

  • Great Video! I so needed to hear those things. Only 8 weeks in, so I am learning and researching everything. I like your style…sincere.

  • Great video. As an Apprentice Nurse Associate coming into the nursing profession it’s frustrating seeing so many people suffering from metabolic syndrome and getting inappropriate advice. I have heard that the Eat Well Plate might be reviewed soon. Do you have any more information on this? Thanks.

  • what happened to me was, i slowed down and then stopped losing weight after losing 16 kg. it was frustrating. but i didnt stop thanks to my friends. and realized my pants were steadily getting baggier every week. by that time i was doing a 30 min steps everyday. i guess i gained some muscle, i had to change/downsize my wardrobe even not losing weight (on the scale).

  • Before I used to get hungry at around 11:00am if I take breakfast also with 3 meals a day pattern and snacks in evening. I m doing intermittent fasting for few days. I still eat lunch with rice and in evening I only take fat and proteinat around 7pm.I don’t feel hungry till 12-1:00pm next day and that also without help of bullet proof coffee. And I lost around 2kg in one month. I don’t want do vigorously so taking time to do full low carbohydrates as rice is our staple diet.

  • You can be doing everything right and if your stress hormones are high you still will not lose weight. I was tracking on carbmanager eat the right macro and around 1400 cal. I am 5’8″ and I still did not lose weight. But MY thyroid was tested by my doctor and was out of balance. I would rather consult a professional than take the advice of a self proclaimed know it all. Just because you lose weight it does not make you a weight loss professional.

  • Other reasons for not losing weight too much coffee. While coffee does give help a little, too much can raise cortisol levels. Cortisol is the hormone that tells the body to store fat. Also, too much strenuous exercise. In the beginning, it puts too much stress on the body and again raises cortisol levels. These reasons are not written in stone, but some ideas and info. I’ve come across with research. Also, not drinking enough water.

  • I start Low Card 2 weeks ago so now i decided to no sugar for all 1 week so i can see how my body will burn fat in seek of sugar. i just start eating hi protein product, the first day i feel hunger all the time. do you have something to educate me in my journey in weight lose and new way of life.

  • Just go back to Ancel Keyes WW2 experiments on starvation. You lose weight by reducing calories, but you sure as heck do not have a good time. Its terrible to try and diet that way. On keto you can fill your belly with fatty meat and green veggies till you feel full, and you will automatically lose weight.

  • For me it’s a ketogenic ‘lifestyle’ and not a ‘diet’. I’ve lost 113 lbs, my A1C is normal, my blood pressure is great and I feel fantastic. For my health, it has been nothing short of an amazing journey.

  • This study did NOT count calories…that is why some people gained weight in the study…. ANY diet that cuts calories will cause you to lose weight… however a low carb diet is superior in EVERY way… Here’s a summary of 23 studies on the matter…

  • Low carb group consumed way more carbs than they should if they were actually trying to study keto. The point I am making is there is a distinct and measurable difference between the effects of low carb and keto. People have a tendency to use these terms interchangeably. The problem is that low carb is undefined while keto is a specific metabolic state.

    Take a look at the clinical data out of Dr. Westman’s Obesity Clinic.

  • Of course the macros are not important. When people hear low carb, they eat meat. When they hear low carb, they don’t know what that means. If you want to survive: high fruit and vegetables intake, low saturated fat… Which means low meat.

  • the keto diet needs to be utilized along with intermittent fasting. Eating keto approved foods all day will still spike insulin. The only way to start burning fat stores is when insulin remains at a constant very low level. That’s where intermittent fasting comes into the picture.