Just Before Thanksgiving, Study Touts Benefits Of Low-Carb Diets
Low-carb diets lower insulin and raise the hormone glucagon, which helps reverse that fat cell behavior, health experts say.
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Holiday Eating: Is Carb-Cutting The Secret To Losing Weight?
Step away from the mashed potatoes. So long stuffing. Here comes bracing new research about carbohydrates just as we approach holiday feast season. Flying in the face of conventional wisdom that you have to cut calories to lose weight, a large new study recently published in the British Medical Journal shows that overweight adults who cut carbohydrates from their diets and then replaced them with fat sharply increased their metabolisms. After only five months on the low-carb diet, their bodies burned off 250 calories more per day than those who ate a high-carb, low-fat diet, which suggests that cutting carbs may help people maintain their weight loss more easily. The low-carb group also had significantly lower levels of ghrelin, known as the hunger hormone. (D'Souza, 11/19)