High-protein, low-carb diets are often touted as magic cures for those who want to drop a little (or a lot) of extra weight. The Atkins rave of the early 2000s and the more recent hype around the Paleo lifestyle have driven a high-protein movement that gained momentum with media attention and celebrity endorsements. Though some research does suggest that high-protein diets lead to weight loss in the short term, the greater body of evidence indicates that in the long term, these diets may do more harm than good. One recent study of 34 overweight women asked half the group to eat a typical weight-loss diet containing a standard amount of protein and the other half to follow an otherwise identical[…]

3/14/173/14/17 As we age and our metabolisms slow, it’s easy to pack on a few pounds without realizing it. But a new study has found that making consistent changes to your eating habits can lead to big weight-loss results over time. The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, followed the dietary habits of over 120,000 people for 16 years and found that those who ate foods that had a high glycemic load (which includes refined grains, starches, and sugars) gained more weight than those who ate foods with a low glycemic load (foods such as nuts, dairy, and certain fruits and vegetables). This isn’t surprising or new; other research has shown that going lower on the glycemic[…]

3/03/173/03/17 Think that burgers aren’t part of the Whole30 program? Guess again! This clean and crave-worthy burger recipe is the perfect high-protein post-workout supper — each five-ingredient burger offers a whopping 46 grams of protein per serving. In addition to removing sugar, dairy, alcohol, and legumes, the Whole30 eliminates all grains from your diet, so you won’t be serving up your patty on a traditional bun. Instead, opt for one of these vegetable bun recipes that keep the nutritional impact high and the carb count low. Ingredients 1 pound ground meat (chilled in freezer for 15 minutes) 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon mustard powder 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Directions Preheat the oven to 350°F. In large mixing[…]