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Old 10-15-2010, 07:58 AM   #5
Darryl Shaw
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Originally Posted by Steven Low View Post
Who is going to try to cut off fat with just diet though? People that often rebound back up?
According to the findings of the US National Weight Control Registry the majority of people who were successful in losing 30lbs and maintaining that weight loss over a three year period reported that they followed a low-energy and low-fat diet (link) with only 10.8% of participants reporting losing weight after following a low-carbohydrate diet (link). Most of the participants in the study who regained weight reported an increase in the percentage of total calories coming from fat (link).

Strength training is the most protein sparing thing when cutting weight....

Macronutrient partition matters very little at that point, and higher fat diets are proven to drop more fat mass quicker.
While high-fat diets have been shown to result in greater weight loss than low-fat diets in the short term the differences between hypocaloric diets with different macronutrient intakes even out over time so that in the long term the extent and duration of the calorie deficit ultimately determines how much weight is lost.
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