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High Protein Diet and Resistance Exercise Best for Weight Loss

There are many different ways to lose weight. But the diet that generally gets the best long-term results is one low in carbohydrates, high in protein and high in fats.

Such diets consistently outperform diets low in fat, when it comes to weight loss. Also, such a diet tends to have the best results for disease, including blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

As for exercise, high cardio (running, swimming, biking) does not to work best for weight loss. Though this type of exercise is good for your health, resistance exercise (weight lifting, body weight exercises, rubber resistance bands) tends to get the best results for weight loss.

References:

Wycherley TP, et al. A High-Protein Diet With Resistance Exercise Training Improves Weight Loss and Body Composition in Overweight and Obese Patients With Type 2 Diabetes. Diabetes Care 2010;33(5):969-976