Eating Low-Carb? Don’t Forget Eggs!

When talking about weight loss, there can sometimes be a lot of restriction. There isn’t as much talk about adding foods to the diet, only taking foods away.  One recent study looks at older adults and fat loss while eating low-carb and high-fat. The study was published in August in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism and looks at whether or not a very low carbohydrate diet (VLCD) can help older adults lose weight. In a surprising twist, researchers asked the participants to add a specific food to their diet.

This food is somewhat synonymous with high cholesterol. However, the team of scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Nutrition Obesity Research Center wanted to test that.

Participants aged 60-75 years old with obesity met with registered dietitians each week. But they also were given 24 eggs and told to eat three a day. The eight-week study found those who ate a VLCD plus the three eggs a day lost more weight than those who did not.

Excerpted from Eat This, Not That!

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