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13 Weight-Loss Facts You Always Get Wrong

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All my friends are going paleo or keto. Should I try one too?

The paleo and ketogenic diets are related, with an emphasis on cutting carbs while increasing protein and fat. With paleo, dieters eat like cavemen, sticking with fruits, vegetables, and meat while steering clear of grains and processed foods. On the other hand, the ketogenic diet involves paying close attention to macronutrients: carbs, fat, and protein. The idea is that by limiting carbs while eating foods high in fat and moderate in protein, the body is forced to burn fat instead of sugars.Theres a reason there are so many low-carb advocates bragging about how their diet has changed their bodiespromising results reported in the scientific research. But studies tend to be small and short, so its too early to claim theyre the answer to keeping the number on the scale low in the long term.Bottom line: Consider your lifestyle and what youre willing to give up before committing to a diet. Your goal should be long-term well-beingnot just quick resultsand youll regain the weight if you get burnt out. The sustainability [of these diets] is just really low for the majority of people, says registered dietitian Marjorie Nolan Cohn, MS, RDN, owner of MNC Nutrition in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After a period of time, you get that sense of deprivation because youre not eating that variety that you were used to. Before taking the plunge, find out what Jillian Michaels really thinks about the keto diet.

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