Identical twins try out 2 trendy diets

Wednesday, 15 November 2017, 01:21:55 AM. “GMA” put the twins to the test, challenging them to try out two different trendy diets -- the Whole30 and Counting Macros – for 30 days. Who would get the best results?
A pair of identical twins with the joint goal of losing weight tried out two different trendy diets for one month, and revealed their individual weight loss results live on "Good Morning America" today. Lauren Holman and Leila Cruz, both 32, from Brooklyn, New York, tried the Whole30 and Counting Macros diets to see which one worked better for them. Both twins said they were hoping to shed the extra pounds they gained after having babies. Prior to embarking on their diets, each woman met with Dr. Avigdor Dori, a clinical dietitian and exercise physiologist at Mount Sinai St. Luke's Hospital in New York City, to measure their body fat percentages and establish their goals. Dori suggested that women should have 30 percent body fat or less to be in good health. Although the pair are genetically identical, and each strictly adhered to their diet plans, the 30-day challenge did not account for the lifestyle or environmental factors that could affect the twins' weight. Courtesy Lauren Holman and Leila Cruz "GMA" asked identical twins Leila Cruz (left) and Lauren Holman (right) to try out two different diets to see how effective they were in helping them lose weight. The Diets: Twin 1: Lauren Holman Starting Weight: 152.3 pounds Starting Body Fat Percentage: 41.2 percent Diet: Whole30 The Whole30 diet requires dieters to eat whole foods, meats, and vegetables, and bans sugar, alcohol, grains, legumes, soy and dairy for 30 days. “What we do is we pull them out for 30 days and...Read more
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