The low-carb diet dropped 28.9 pounds compared to 18.7 pounds in a six-month Johns Hopkins study comparing the cardiac effects of two low-calorie diets.
Stewart promotes eating well. Low-carb is about eating better, not tracking calories. Bread, bagels, and soda are replaced by vegetables, lentils, and healthy meats in low-carb diets.
Exercise burns belly fat. One of the biggest benefits of exercise is that you get a lot of bang for your buck on body composition.
Even moderate strength training with aerobic exercise builds lean muscle mass, which burns more calories at rest and during exercise.
Contrast branding. Stewart notes that some low-fat yogurts have more carbs and sugar. Gravy, mayonnaise, sauces, and salad dressings are high in calories and fat.
Packaged products and snack meals often contain trans fats, added sugar, and salt or sodium, which make weight loss harder.
Your bathroom scale may not alter much as you gain muscle and lose fat, but your jeans will loosen.
If your friends and family eat and exercise well, you will too, according to research.