Food Fact: Maintaining a Healthy Weight

food factWhen it comes to maintaining a healthy weight, how much you eat matters more than what you eat.

According to Marion Nestle at Food Politics, it’s all about finding something that you can stick with:

Some people find it easier to stick to diets that are higher in protein and fat. I’m guessing that proponents of low-carbohydrate diets will argue that none of the diets in this particular study was really low in carbohydrate.

But studies show that people have a hard time adhering to diets that are very low in carbohydrate. The low range in this studyβ€”35%β€”is at the lower end of acceptability for many people.

The bottom line: all diets work if you stick to them.

I’ve found that just focusing on eating healthy food and getting plenty of exercise works for me. What works for you?

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