Hi MM’s! Follow this link to read an article on Health.com promoting a high carb diet for weight loss. http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/health/8-reasons-carbs-help-you-lose-weight-2442968/
My reply to the article is below. The major problem with this flawed information is that anyone with Met B who follows this advice will not only gain more weight, but jeopardize their health. Just keep speaking the facts and the truth. If we each get the message to one person/day….we can affect the health and well-being of so many! xo Diane
Sidenote: there is no such thing as a resistant carb……except…..in marketing and on the package of Dreamfield’s pasta. Methinks there may be a link between Mendosa’s “Dreamfield’s” pasta and the publishing of this article? Just a thought.
My response on Health.com :
The reason they did not give examples of resistant carbohydrates is because there is no such thing as a resistant carb! Every gram of carbohydrate that is ingested will break down in the acid in the stomach and with the help of digestive enzymes, will turn into blood sugar. No carb resists turning into blood sugar (with the exception of pure fiber).
So: factually, look at a Nutrition Facts label. Total carb grams – dietary fiber grams = net carb grams. All the net carb grams WILL become blood sugar. All the net carb grams WILL cause blood sugar to rise. All the net carb grams will cause an insulin response. This is pure fact.
There are differences in the speed at which carb grams will turn to blood sugar….hence, different glycemic indexes. However, when the dust settles, all carbs = blood sugar = insulin response.
Now, over 50% of people who struggle with weight have insulin imbalance. Simply put, their pancreas “overresponds” with insulin to rises in blood sugar. Millions of people around the world over-react to blood sugar rise with an overload of insulin. Insulin is a fat gain hormone. Excess insulin causes excess fat gain on the body and inside the body (cholesterol and triglycerides).
As a result, to make a blanket statement that carbs are good for weight loss is so misleading and dare I say, harmful. For the millions with insulin imbalance (the genes for metabolic syndrome aka Metabolism B) a higher carb diet will hasten weight gain and speed their train to hypertension, elevated cholesterol/triglycerides, and the onset of prediabetes/type 2 diabetes.
I would be more than happy to give a counter-interview on this topic. Let the other side of this “advice” be presented so people can make a truly informed decision. Check out my credentials and all about insulin imbalance on www.themetabolismmiracle.com or www.nutritioncenterofmorristown.com.
Resistant carbs? Give us a break and let’s present facts. Thanks, Diane Kress, RD CDE