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Eat Fewer Calories than You Burn, Study Suggest

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Published on : Sep 03, 2018

A recent trend among people related to weight loss is counting macronutrients such as carbs, proteins, and fats. While micronutrients are required in the small amounts including minerals and vitamins. Counting macronutrients is a similar term as the counting calories. 

A study based on 600 overweight people on low-fat or low-carb diets shows that losing fat is based on how much you eat that amount of carbs, protein, and fat. During the first two months of the study, the people consumed a low-fat diet and the group consumed 20 grams of fat and other group consumed 20 grams carb per day. While neither group had to consume calories and both the groups reduced their intake by 500-600 calories per day.

This research shows that losing fat regardless of the count of the macronutrient ratio. Their consumption does not affect the weight loss. The study shows that food and its macronutrient composition can influence the hunger, brain activity, and hormonal response. Focus on the diet quality and fat loss can lead to effective weight loss.

Calories collected from different food components supplies the same amount of energy but its effect on health is different. For weight loss, eating fewer calories is another way than burning it, this is the process of calorie scarcity. To achieve this, the proper food consumption is important. The food such as dairy, legumes, fruits, whole grains, meat, fish, and beans must be consumed. These are fiber-rich food and which contain high percentages of water. These content helps to keep full throughout a day and improves the protein in the body.

The acceptable macronutrient ratios are 45-65% of calories from carbs, 20 to 35% from fats and 10 to 35% from proteins. These ratios will lead to substantial weight loss, the study suggests.