According to the article, if you’re trying to decide between the Atkins, Mediterranean or traditional low-fat/high carbohydrates diet to shed pounds, no one diet makes you lose significantly more weight than the others. Research from a 13-member team of Israeli researchers released results from their study examining three different diets (Atkins, Mediterranean and the low-fat/high carbs) and accessed the impact upon weight loss.
The research team studied the impact of eating routines of 322 people and their weight loss over a two-year period. Nearly 90% of the people studied were men. The study participants were all employed at Israel’s nuclear research center to create an easily monitored group.
The individuals following the Atkins diet achieved the best results overall, with an average weight loss of 6.4 kilograms (14.1 pounds) in the first six months. Individuals following the Mediterranean diet lost an average of 4.7 kilograms (10.3 pounds) while low-fat/high carbs dieters shed 4.3 kilograms (9.5 pounds).
Weight loss maintenance over the two-year period was best for those on the low-fat/high carb diet. Researchers recommended increasing vegetable consumption and decreasing the intake of sweets for successful weight loss.