New study: Even a liberal 130 g/day low-carb diet beats calorie restriction for type 2 diabetes
Even a very “liberal” low-carb diet with 130 grams of carbs per day still beats a calorie restricted diet for controlling blood glucose in type 2 diabetes. This according to a new study.
Clinical Nutrition Journal: A Randomized Controlled Trial of 130 G/Day Low-Carbohydrate Diet in Type 2 Diabetes with Poor Glycemic Control
The low-carb diet in the study, where the carb count didn’t even get close to a strict low-carb regimen, still lowered both HbA1c and BMI significantly more than calorie restriction did.
So what’s the lesson? Stop giving bad advice. Stop obsessing over calories. That is simply not helpful.
People with type 2 diabetes do better by instead avoiding foods that raise blood sugars, i.e. carbs. Period.
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Please give us the numbers. The point is not whether or not the individuals were *counting* calories, but how many were consumed.
Thanks for the study.
I am sure there are some people out there that can burn carbs and sugar well, but I do not think I was ever one of them. Besides that, in my case, sugar and high carbs triggered craving for more, and it was a lot easier for me to fight cravings, the less and less I got.
I have normal blood sugar though I am overweight, I can allow some carbs, I think, like rice (white) or brown/red) and a slice once in awhile of heavy European organic, levain raised whole grain bread smeared with liver pate, but I am well aware that cutting carbs is a sensible way to live and should result in weight loss with normal sized portions. And I do believe calories count.
Thank you for your generous response. My best wishes for your continued good health.