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Are high-carbohydrate diets good or bad for losing weight and weight control?

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Dr. Jennifer Judkins
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Low Carb

The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet.
Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable.

In brief: Low Carb

The typical overweight person will lose weight faster on a low or no carb diet.
Carbohydrates are typically broken down into sugars very fast, so they are not very good at keepin us feel full. These wide swings in blood sugar contribute to over eating and Insulin resistance. High protein diets tend to keep us feeling fuller and blood sugars more stable.
Dr. Jennifer Judkins
Dr. Jennifer Judkins
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