The power of diet!
Is there anything it can't do?? Well, yes. But we're hearing that it CAN help people with knee osteoarthritis!
We're just wondering how they figured out this oddly specific diet:
A diet consisting of eight weeks of protein shakes and soup followed by adding low-calorie, high-protein foods can help people with knee osteoarthritis lose weight, which may lessen joint pain and improve their quality of life, a new study finds.
The study followed 175 obese patients with the knee ailment, and put them on a shake diet that equaled 800 calories a day — and they lost a ton of weight while increasing bone density. Then they switched to a 1,200 calorie diet with just a few carbs added in… but mostly protein. The average lost 26 pounds.
"This is achievable for all people with knee osteoarthritis, because 91 percent of all the people who started the trial completed 16 weeks of the trial, so it's feasible."
The loss of weight improved knee pain and improved the ability to walk.
Fabulous! Just think of how better you'll feel!
There's no excuse to not be in shape to begin with, but if it can help a specific issue of yours, then there really is no excuse.
[Image via AP Images.]
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