So this new study by the Karolinska Institute tells us a few things we already knew, and some we didn’t.
After looking at 20 programs that put people on a straight-bonkers weight-loss diet of 1,000 calories/day, the analysis concluded that high-protein [and I’m assuming Low/Slow Carb] diets after the program helped people keep off the rebound weight. Where have we heard that before?
It’s hard to imagine anyone, or their body, not having a bit of a freakout once the weight or fat is lost. The difference is jarringly-stark. And trying to re-enter ‘the real world’ after such an incarceration is not the smoothest of transitions.
And the study’s meta-analysis confirmed it. Rebound-Gain was stated as more the Rule than the exception.
So as we’ve noted before: Weight-Loss is like the championship of a fighting sport; You’re only a confirmed-champ after you’ve not-only Won the title, but Defended it.
Ie: You usually have to lose the weight first. Gain All or Most of it back, and then lose it all again, until you qualify as more or less a ‘Survivor’.
Another thing we’ve stated here before: You Can Not Out-Exercise Bad Nutrition. -And again, the study +/- confirmed it. Exercise was not necessarily linked with keeping the weight off.
So the only other variable clearly-associated with keeping the weight off was Meal-Replacement products.
-And of course, these are usually engineered foods that are likely to be high in protein, and somewhat lower on carbs depending on whose product it is.
Check out the links for further details:
“winner”, by Pablo Medina, garage.com.uy
• Source: Karolinska Institute
• via: ScienceDaily
• Source Study: AJCN-Effects of anti-obesity drugs, diet, and exercise on weight-loss maintenance after a very-low-calorie diet or low-calorie diet: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials