Fat in our diets equals fat on our bodies, right? Not quite, according to the latest science. People who ate more fat, even saturated fat, while limiting carbohydrates lost more weight, more body fat, and had fewer cardiovascular risks than people who followed a low-fat diet in a major new study financed by the National Institutes of Health and published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The low-fat group lost weight -- but it appeared to be more muscle mass than fat.
Furthermore, the research included a racially diverse group of 150 men and women assigned to diets that either limited fat or carbs -- and unlike other research before it, subjects didn't have to stick to any sort of calorie restriction. Whaaat?!
Anyone who has ever been on a diet knows this is all sorts of jaw-dropping, because "calories in, calories out" has been the holy grail of weight loss for just about EVER. I know this all too well.