Monday, June 6, 2011
Moderate Carb Reduction and Weight Loss
A moderate reduction in carbs leads to reduced total body fat, according to a recent study. I should point out that the "low carb" diet used in this study is hardly low carb at all, with 43% of calories coming from carbs. On a true low carb diet, only about 10 to 15% of calories will come from carbs. My very low carb diet is perhaps 5%. But even still, a modest reduction from 55% of consumed calories from carbs down to 43% led to deep fat loss in the subjects. Why? Because rapidly digested carbs are fattening.