In this study, the researchers classified "low carb" at 30% carbs, 45% fat and 23% protein. The "low fat" group was 48% carb, 29% fat and 21% protein.
So yes the debate will of course, continue to rage on.
The question remains: what direction will you go? For so many of us, the switch to a lower (but not too low) carbohydrate diet makes all the difference we were looking for.
Here's a message I got from someone who really took this 40% carbs suggestion and ran with it:
If you've tried the extreme low carb route and feel like it's just not something you can maintain or you suspect that maybe, just maybe, cutting out all carbohydrates just isn't the way to go, why not try something in between?
Embrace healthy carbohydrates as part of your way of eating so you can lose weight and reverse your prediabetes.
You can do this!
Gardner CD, Trepanowski JF, Del Gobbo LC, Hauser ME, Rigdon J, Ioannidis JPA, Desai M, King AC. Effect of Low-Fat vs Low-Carbohydrate Diet on 12-Month Weight Loss in Overweight Adults and the Association With Genotype Pattern or Insulin SecretionThe DIETFITS Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2018;319(7):667–679. doi:10.1001/jama.2018.0245