Have there been any studies between the effectiveness of either the moderate low fat-type diets (like Weight Watchers) and the high protein/higher fat diets (like Atkins)? I’m interested for overall health as well as weight loss purposes.

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  1. Ann Rosenstein wrote on :

    The Tuff’s study showed that if a person eats a calorie proportioned diet based on their activity levels it didn’t really matter which diet a person followed; be it a low carb or high carb diet. Just as we are individuals, we need to find which diet fits our individual lifestyle. As long as the food is whole, unrefined and unprocessed, any combination of macronutrients will be fine as long as we watch portion size. For example, in my family, my daughter, myself and my husband need to watch our intake of carbohydrates and their ratio to proteins and fats we eat. However, our son can eat more carbohydrates in each meal and be fine. Since we eat a clean diet, we all benefit. What the Tuff study showed was the type of food was very important. Refined processed foods were more detrimental to overall health than whole, unprocessed foods.

  2. Hellohealth wrote on :

    There was one study conducted by Tuffs University in Boston that compared 4 popular diets, including Weight Watchers and Atkins. This was reported by CBC in Canada:


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