Dietary Fat Is Not a Major Determinant of Body Fat

Why Eating a Low-Fat Diet Does Not Lead to Weight Loss

According to a blog article by Mark Hyman, MD, “Pioneering research by Harvard Medical School’s David Ludwig reveals the reason that low-fat diets do not work — and identifies the true cause of obesity for most Americans.”

David Ludwig M.D., Ph.D. advocates a low-glycemic diet designed to stabilize blood sugar and insulin after the meal, promoting long-term satiety and supporting metabolism. He says that this approach, focused on nutrient quality rather than quantity, offers the widest possible range of food choices, providing a sense of abundance instead of deprivation. Dr. Ludwig explains that dozens of scientific studies suggest that this approach may be remarkably effective, not just for weight loss, but also to prevent heart disease and diabetes. See: Q & A with Dr. Ludwig, co-author with Suzanne Rostler M.S., R.D., of the book entitled “Ending the Food Fight: Guide Your Child to a Healthy Weight in a Fast Food/Fake Food World.

SEE THIS TABLE: Revised International Table of Glycemic Index (GI) and Glycemic Load (GL) Values—2008 By David Mendosa (1,000+ foods and beverages)

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