Instead of counting calories, those seeking to stay slim are better off enjoying a protein rich diet and eating fish, eggs and meat, scientists have found.
Because of the way the human body prioritises protein over carbohydrates and fat, those with a diet low in protein are likely to gorge on these other food groups to reach the target protein level.
Over the past 60 years the proportion of protein in Western diets has dropped, and researchers suggest this could account for soaring levels of obesity.
Gee, if only someone had discovered this a few decades ago. Especially, if the non-scientists who make food pyramids had discovered this a few decades ago. Well, it’s OK. It’s not like anyone was ever hurt by the advice to load up on carbs, right?