Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. In consequence, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views don’t seem to be grounded in science.
- Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes.
- Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids even as reducing inflammation, all without drugs.
- Dietary saturated fat is not a demon if you find yourself low carb adapted.
- Dietary sugars and refined starches don’t seem to be needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise.
- Long-term success involves a lot more than simply cutting out carbs.
- Electrolyte and mineral management are key to avoiding side effects and ensuring success.
- Trading up from sugars and starches to a cornucopia of nutrient-rich, satisfying, and healthy foods is empowering.
- Studying hunter-gathers’ diets provides clues to how best formulate a low carbohydrate diet.