Acubalance Fertility diet better than low carbohydrate diet when looking for both weight loss (long term) and health
The Globe & Mail article "How to keep the Pounds Off with the Right Diet" by Leslie Beck shares how anyone who has successfully lost weight only to watch the pounds slowly creep back knows that losing weight isn’t the hard part; it’s maintaining a weight loss that is difficult. The good news is the Acubalance Fertility diet is better than a low-carbohydrate diet when looking for both weight loss (long term) and health.
Here is an excerpt from the Globe & Mail article:
"While the very low-carbohydrate diet did the best job at preserving a participant’s resting energy expenditure, it had potentially harmful effects. Levels of cortisol, a stress hormone, were highest with this diet. Higher cortisol levels may promote fat storage and impair the body’s ability to use insulin, the hormone that regulates blood sugar. C-reactive protein, an inflammatory chemical, was also higher on the very low-carbohydrate diet. Ongoing low-grade inflammation contributes to many diseases, including heart disease, stroke, diabetes and Alzheimer’s. The findings suggest that the best diet strategy to maintain a weight loss is to cut the glycemic load of your diet rather than its fat content. The low-glycemic diet had similar, although smaller, metabolic benefits to the very low-carbohydrate diet but without the adverse effects on stress and inflammation."
Lorne Brown B.Sc., CA, DR.TCM, FABORM, CHt
Founder and Clinical Director
Acubalance Wellness Centre
Posted June 30, 2012