These are the Best Diets for Weight Loss, a New Study Says
There are tons of diets to choose from these days—keto, paleo, intermittent fasting, sirt food, vegan, and the list goes on and on. The problem with most is that they either don’t work, or they’re hard to maintain in the long run unless you have some sort of professional help.
Luckily, science has determined not only which diet seems to work the best for weight loss, but also which are the easiest to continue for lifelong results.
A study conducted at the University of Otago and published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that intermittent fasting seemed to result in the most pounds shed and was fairly easy to follow. The Mediterranean diet, which also saw significant health benefits, appears to be the easiest diet to maintain.
For the study, 250 overweight adults were asked to pick between the Mediterranean diet, paleo, or intermittent fasting as a weight loss strategy—54 percent picked IF, 27 percent Mediterranean, and 18 percent Paleo. For those who picked IF, they employed the 5:2 strategy, wherein you eat a only about 500 calories on two days of the week and your normal amount the other five.
All attended a 30-minute class on their self-selected diet and were then asked to try to stick to the diet for a year without any professional help.