Effects of an Ad Libitum Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Diet on Body Weight, Body Composition, and Fat Distribution in Older Men and Women
Now doesn’t this throw a wrench in the argument for high protein diets. Basically, study participants were told to eat at will, so long as the carbs taken in were complex (in this group they consumed 26 g of fiber per 1000 kcal–that would be 52 g for most people, a respectable number). The high carb group lost weight, and, interestingly, some of the weight lost was from the thighs-a very difficult place to lose weight from.
Arch Intern Med — Abstracts: Hays et al. 164 (2): 210 –