Low Carb vs Low Fat Diets - There is NO winner!

 before the experiment

before the experiment

  • Twins Alexander and Chris Van Tulleken set out to find out which is worse 
  • They were allowed to eat as much as they wanted and exercised the same
  • Alexander couldn't have carbs and Chris was allowed only a tiny bit of fat

... and guess what - they both felt unwell and unsatisfied by their diets, although they lost weight. More worryingly, some of the blood tests done at the end revealed more worrying changes in their bodies, like loss of lean muscle mass and 'borderline' diabetes. Read more at the Daily Mail article, or watch it tomorrow night Weds 29th Jan on BBC2's Horizon.

Their conclusions:
If you want to lose weight it will be much easier if you avoid processed foods made with sugar and fat. These foods affect your brain in a completely different way from natural foods and it's hard for anyone to resist eating too much.
And any diet that eliminates fat or sugar will be unpalatable, hard to sustain and probably be bad for your health, too.

 after - looking a bit peaky if you ask me!

after - looking a bit peaky if you ask me!

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