He lost 45 pounds by walking daily and eating low-carb. The 67-year-old weather man eats 100 grammes of carbs everyday, he said on TODAY.
That it’s not so much that eating too many calories leads to weight gain, but the high sugar content of certain carbohydrates that triggers the pancreas to release the hormone insulin and store too much energy.
When our bodies make too much insulin, the fat cells get programmed to hoard calories, he says. The low-carb diet the participants ate in Ludwig’s study consisted of 20% carbs, 60% fat, 20% protein.
Low-carb diets are also recommended for those suffering from diabetes as it helps control blood glucose levels.
Out of the three energy-providing macronutrients ─ carbohydrate, protein, and fat ─ carbohydrates have the greatest effect in raising blood glucose levels.
Has researched low carbohydrate diets for 25 years and says that research proves people who follow a low-carb diet can lose up to 10% of their body weight and keep it off.
Over 100 million U.S. adults consume too many carbs for their tolerance, thus low-fat diets don't work for most. Cutting carbs is a safe, effective, and sustainable way to improve weight and metabolic health.