Aug 29, 2012
By Jane Brown
It seems eating fewer fried foods is not enough to help post-menopausal women keep off the pounds. A new study suggests they need to say goodbye to desserts.
The research in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found a difference in the habits that led to short- and long-term weight loss in nearly 500 overweight and obese postmenopausal women.
It’s not news that cutting back on sugar and fried foods, eating less often at restaurants and eating more fish leads to short-term weight loss.
But researchers say only consuming fewer desserts, meat, cheese and sugary drinks was linked to “long-term” weight loss.
Doctor Lauren Streicher at the Feinberg School of Medicine says the findings can help women looking to manage weight after menopause make changes to their metabolism.