Have you ever tried, or thought about trying, a low-carb diet for weight loss?
Well, you might want to think again…
…because according to new research, low-carb and ketogenic diets are in big trouble.
Today, doctors and nutritionists everywhere are recommending these dangerous diets more than ever before.
And this only continues to add to the misinformation and thyroid confusion.
In fact, just yesterday I received the following comment.
It was from a woman who is just beginning to feel the difference that the right carbohydrates can make.
Yet all three of her doctors are unhappy with her dietary improvements. And they continue to prescribe her a ketogenic diet.
“All of my holistic doctors (I use 3: one is a chiropractor who originally diagnosed me after years of seeing doctor after doctor. A second is my MD and oversees my blood work and thyroid medication. And the third is an online doctor / nutritionist.) None of them like that I do more servings of fruit which I incorporated from your recommendations. But this seems to work for me.”
(I’ll show you what I mean about “the right carbohydrates” in just a minute.)
I’ve written in detail about the dangers of low-carb diets. They suppress thyroid function and even cause hypothyroidism.
Yet many are still clinging to low-carb diets in hopes of losing weight and keeping it off.
Now, new research has shown that low-carb and ketogenic diets are actually worse for weight loss.
And that carbohydrates are NOT the cause of today’s obesity epidemic.
Debunked: The Low-Carb for Weight Loss Hypothesis
Meet Gary Taubes…
For years low-carb advocates, such as Gary Taubes, have claimed that carbohydrates are the cause of today’s obesity problems.
Taubes makes these claims based on the Carbohydrate-Insulin Hypothesis for Obesity.
The Carbohydrate-Insulin Hypothesis states that obesity is caused by high insulin levels.
It claims that insulin increases fat storage while starving the body. And that this leads to increased hunger and decreased energy expenditure.
In other words, Taubes claims that eating carbs:
- Promotes fat storage
- Prevents fat loss
- Leads to overeating
- Lowers your metabolism
- All which results in obesity
Now, there has been plenty of previous research challenging this hypothesis.
But Taubes claimed that no study conducted has been able to disprove it…
… until now.
Meet obesity researcher, Dr. Kevin Hall.
Dr. Kevin Hall conducted a landmark study to end the debate over the low-carb diet hypothesis.
And this landmark study showed that low-carb diets are actually worse for fat loss than higher-carb diets.
Energy expenditure and body composition changes after an isocaloric ketogenic diet in overweight and obese men
“Body fat loss slowed during the KD and coincided with increased protein utilization and loss of fat-free mass. Conclusion: The isocaloric KD was not accompanied by increased body fat loss”
You can see Kevin Hall explain some of the results of this study in this video here: