What is Low Carb?
A low carb diet is one which reduces the consumption of carbohydrates such as those found in pasta and rice. This allows the body to better balance out hormones such as insulin and ghrelin which can lead to weight loss and in many cases, reversal of type 2 diabetes.
Low carb diets are delicious and satisfying!
Nearly any food has a low carb version, so there is no need to feel deprived. From bread to pasta to rice, a low carb substitute can be found. One of the first things people notice after being on a low carb diet is that they are less hungry.
Some of the benefits clients report:
• Medication reductions for diabetes and high blood pressure
• Reduced pain and inflammation
• Reduced hunger
• Increased energy
• Reduced cravings
• Better sleep
Why it Works
Low carb is effective because it reduces the body’s release of insulin. Insulin drives hunger and fat storage in the body. Carbohydrates and certain types of oils, which are restricted on a low carb diet, both cause inflammation. Cutting back on both of these improves quality of life as people regain mobility and enjoy less pain.
What about Keto?
Keto is a low carb eating plan that has the greatest carb restriction. It brings additional benefits, such as mental clarity, increased fat burning and increased energy. However, a keto diet is more challenging. As a client of Robinsong Health, you will learn about both keto and non-keto low carb eating plans. Together, with the pharmacist/nutritionist, you will decide which plan is best for you.
What about Exercise?
Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle, however, it is not a significant factor in long term weight loss. The Low Carb Program touches on exercise and the pharmacist/nutritionist will discuss some options with you if you wish. Many people see weight loss with the Low Carb Program without adding exercise.
A food journal is optional, however it is recommended that people using insulin complete three days of food journals before the first individual appointment. There is a link to food journals in the Practice Better part of the registration site.