By Tim Spector. Forget fad diets — leading scientist Tim Spector says the key to losing weight and keeping well is to look after your gut. And some of the foods he encourages you to eat may surprise you We are living through an epidemic of obesity and allergies, yet we are more obsessed than ever with our diet and lifestyle. Much of our confusion is due to the conflicting messages and poor science that has come from doctors, experts and governments over the past 30 years, regarding calories, exercise and how much fat, meat, sugar and fibre we should eat. On top of that, fad diets are booming. Many people are cutting out gluten and wheat, meat and dairy, carbohydrates or refined sugars, while others are turning to juicing or fasting, or relying on vitamins and supplements.
So I decided to try putting a Mediterranean spin on what has proven to be hands-down the quickest way to lose weight. At about the same time in Spain, a university team hit on a similar idea and began to study the concept. As Dr. These dieters also experienced dramatic improvements in blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol and more. In April, an Italian team released evidence that Mediterranean Atkins dieters lose about 44 percent more ab fat than other dieters — plus, their blood sugar improves by 77 percent and many reverse diabetes. Though there are lots of variations on a Mediterranean Atkins diet, they generally have you limit carbs to about 30 grams per day while avoiding highly processed food and emphasizing nutrient-packed Mediterranean favorites — especially seafood, leafy greens, fresh herbs, nuts, olive oil and red wine. What about options like bacon, butter and low-carb candy? Include them in moderation if you wish. Reduce carbs and eat Mediterranean style foods, and you get a flood of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants that give you a huge edge. Parker and many other experts consider Mediterranean Atkins the ultimate low-carb diet for longevity. Parker mentioned, any low carb diet will prompt the body to burn stored fat when it would ordinarily use carbs as fuel. For example, olive oil has been proven to affect cells and hormones in ways that cause abdominal fat to be torched up to percent faster.
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