Low-carb, high-protein diet is the best bet for losing weight

Your best bet

A patient came into my office this morning and said, “I’ve got to hand it to you doc. You always tell me things about health that I then hear about in the news two or three years later.”

He’d seen an article about a recent study that proved something I’ve been telling him for years. That a low-carb, high-protein diet is the best bet for losing weight.

Researchers found it worked even better than the world-renowned Mediterranean diet. And it left the mainstream low-fat approach in the dust.

The high-protein dieters lost 14 pounds in six months. The people following the Mediterranean diet lost about 11 pounds. And the low-fatters dropped around 9 pounds.

The high-protein group also kept off more weight than the other two groups after two years. Plus, it also led to major improvements in the subjects’ blood test scores. Their HDL (good) cholesterol went up. Triglyceride levels went down. And fasting blood glucose and insulin levels dropped, too.

But here’s my favorite part of this study… In all three groups, the strongest factor for losing weight and keeping it off was reducing the consumption of sweets (as well as other processed foods).

Sound familiar?

That fact alone likely explains why the low-fat diet worked as well as it did in this study. (Because, as you’re well aware, low-fat diets usually have pretty dismal results.) But I’d venture to guess the people following it weren’t nearly as satisfied as the high-protein folks. Or the Mediterranean diet group, for that matter.

My New Hamptons Health Miracle is actually a unique plan than combines the best, healthiest, most effective–and most delicious–parts of both the high-protein and the Mediterranean approaches. (With a few secret weapons that lead to even better results than either of those plans.)