Four popular diets all appear to lower the risk of heart disease equally, according to research by Michael L. Dansinger, MD, of Tufts University New England Medical Center in Boston. He presented his study, which looked at Weight Watchers, the high-fat Atkins diet, the low-fat Ornish diet and the high-protein/moderate-carbohydrate Zone diet, at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2003.
For years you’ve been hearing that you should eat a diet high in carbohydrates. Now you’ve heard the opposite—that protein is king—from doctors, researchers and the media alike. What’s the straight answer? Can popular high-protein diets like the Atkins diet help you lose weight? Get the facts below from Amy Paturel, MS, MPH, nutrition consultant, educator and counselor.
Sick of all the hype over “miracle” weight loss diets? Looking for an eating style that is easy to follow, is heart protective and tastes good? Consider the merits of the Mediterranean diet. Get the scoop on this classic diet with tips below from Cathy Leman, RD, LD, ACE-certified personal trainer and owner of NutriFit, a nutrition counseling/ consulting and in-home personal training business in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.