So What About All Those Diets Out There? How Do I Know What is Best?
By now I think you figured out I am an advocate of low carb diets, not just for weight loss but for overall health. Why? Low-carb diets work and it is pretty much a scientific fact at this point! There are many high quality studies in humans that have shown this to be true. In many cases, a low-carb diet causes 2-3 times more weight loss as the standard low-fat diet that we’re still being told to follow. Low-carb diets also appear to have an outstanding safety profile. No serious side effects have ever been reported. In fact, the studies show that these diets cause major improvements in many important risk factors. Triglycerides go way down and HDL goes way up. Blood pressure and blood sugar levels also tend to decrease significantly.
A high percentage of the fat lost on a low carb diet comes from the belly area and the liver. This is the dangerous visceral fat that builds up in and around the organs, driving inflammation and disease. These diets are particularly effective for people with metabolic syndrome and/or type 2 diabetes. The evidence is overwhelming. Also, after a few days of cutting out your carbs, you will lose all cravings for carbs and sugar! And, there are so many recipes that you can make for low carb, gluten free breads and desserts. Follow me on my Facebook page for great recipes on: “Better Health Weight Loss”