Carbohydrates and Losing Weight

Is cutting carbs the key to losing weight: Family healthcare of Fairfax

Carbohydrates and losing weight: Family healthcare of Fairfax

Is Cutting Carbohydrates the Key to Losing Weight?

We all know moving the number on the scale requires seriously watching our bread, pasta and pastry intake. A diet too high in carbohydrates — even complex carbs like whole-wheat bread, sweet potatoes and beans — could make it harder to lose weight. New research published in BMJ found overweight and obese participants who followed low-carb diets (less than 20% of calories) consumed fewer calories, lost more weight and maintained their weight loss better than those who followed other, higher carb diets.

In this article, you’ll learn:

  • Weighing low-carb against higher carb diets
  • Not all carbs are created equally
  • The bottom line

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