Tag: carbs

Counting Carbs?

You’ve probably heard of glycemic index and glycemic load. Some studies suggest that sticking to foods with a low glycemic index may help prevent diabetes, cardiovascular disease and cancer. Some claim it helps with weight loss. The truth is, we don’t know all the answers yet. Here’s what you need to know. The glycemic index and load concern…


5 Misconceptions About Weight Loss and Healthy Eating

Can you get fat from eating late at night? Should you cut all carbs if you’re serious about losing weight? We turned researchers on these topics help separate myth from fact and set the record straight on healthy eating habits. Are Carbohydrates Bad For You? Carbohydrates are one of the three major nutrients in the…


The Right Way to Cut Carbs and Sugar

One of my patients—who had been struggling with obesity, uncontrolled diabetes, and the cost of her medications—agreed in June 2019 to adopt a more whole-food, plant-based diet. Excited by the challenge, she did a remarkable job. She increased her fresh fruit and vegetable intake; stopped eating candy, cookies, and cakes; and cut down on foods…


Are Carbohydrates Inherently Bad?

Nutritionally speaking, carbohydrates usually amount to little more than sugar, and in the current dietary vernacular, sugar means bad. But is this fair? Not really. Although carbohydrates are sugars, starches, and fiber, (but mostly sugar), they aren’t inherently bad. Not all sugar is bad, believe it or not. In fact, your body needs sugar to…


Woman Shamed for Being ‘Fat’ Lost Over Half Her Body Weight Over 3 Years, Shares Her Secret

When an ex-boyfriend called her fat, one Sydney woman found the motivation she needed to shed nearly half her body weight. Hayley Westoby used to weigh 302 pounds (137 kg) at her heaviest, as she told truly. She says her college diet consisted of junk food and a little too much alcohol, causing her to…