For four months, researchers looked for weight
loss. The strict low-carb diet caused an average weight
loss of 28 pounds; the big-breakfast version cut 23 pounds.
However, after eight months, the strict dieters had regained 18 pounds. The big-breakfast eaters continued to drop weight, losing another 16.5 pounds.
All told, those on the new diet lost more than 21 percent of their body weight, compared with just 4.5 percent for the low-carb group.