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I came home form a long Thanksgiving weekend (turkey done 7! ways) to find my trusty New England Journal of Medicine had a published an interesting study on weight loss. Now let me preface my remarks with the fact that weight is NOT an issue for my children-if anything I struggle to get more high quality calories into them. However, as we parents age so does our metabolism…

In the study patients who had recently lost weight were randomized (that means assigned to a group by drawing random numbers) to diets that were high, medium or low in glycemic index AND high, medium or low in protein. The group assigned to the lowest glycemic index and highest protein levels was able to best keep the weight off. Even better this group presumingly living the good life of eating sausage, squash and greens, was best at keeping to the prescribed diet!

The take home message? A diet rich in whole grains, fruits and vegetables with adequate protein from beans or meat is most satisfying to the human body and soul.

1 Comment

  1. Sherri says Dec 2nd 2010 10:31 pm

    My diet, in between Thanksgiving and Xmas, starts now!

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