04 Aug Low-Carb Diets: The Cons- Explained
What is the Deal with all of these Low-Carb Diets, like Keto and Atkins?
(Click here to read about the pros)
Turn to any number of blogs, FB posts, and forums, you will hear that extremely low diets help people with Diabetes, especially Type 2, keep their blood sugar levels stable. However, the evidence to support this is mixed.
Longer term studies have found that over a 12-month period, people with Diabetes that followed general healthy eating habits had outcomes just as good as those who followed a very-low-carb diet (50 grams carbs per day) in terms of weight loss, reduced A1c, and reducing fasting glucose – minus the deprivation and stress on the body!
Extreme diets are difficult to follow long term. Later in those same studies, majority of people in the very-low-carb-diet group went back to eating they way they had before the studies.
Most people “try a diet” because they are looking for magic. Looking for a “quick fix“. Then when it back fires and more weight is gained back, many are left confused and frustrated.
The foods being avoided are foods that should not get banned from our diet. Such as, beans, legumes, fruits, and whole grains. What’s proven is when eating low carb, we are low in a lot of important nutrients – potassium, fiber, vitamin C, and some B vitamins.
These important nutrients are being replaced with more meat, eggs, butter and cheese which adds more saturated fat leading to increased risk of developing heart disease.
I have personally seen many clients develop high cholesterol levels when following Keto.
We’ve become so carb-centric that people believe “If I just reduce the amount of carbs or get rid of them” ,
- I will lose weight faster
- I will lower blood sugar levels
- I am eating healthier
The bad part about this mindset is all three maronutrients work “does the body good” – Carbs-Protein-Fats!
If this information opens more questions for you and your specific situation, let’s chat more about getting the best mix of carbs, protein and fats to help you:
- Lose weight
- Increase energy levels
- manage Diabetes or prevent Diabetes
- Lower Cholesterol and Blood Pressure
- Overall, step into your highest level of health
If you’re not getting consistent and long lasting results from low-carb diets, committed and ready for a new way of losing weight permanently, Click Here schedule some time to chat with me 1:1 and learn the benefits to you for scheduling!