Dr. Mary Vernon, the former president of the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, explains why carb-restriction is an effective way to lose weight and improve your lipid profile.
After struggling to help her patients improve their health giving traditional low-fat, calorie restricted dietary recommendations, Dr. Vernon went to the medical literature. "I couldn't find anything that actually showed a low fat diet worked," she explained.
After going back to the biochemistry textbooks, she decided that starch and sugar must be the culprit, due to their potent effects on insulin, the primary hormone involved in storing fat. While this explanation of obesity is controversial, from a clinician's standpoint, the results are crystal clear: patients are finally losing weight, controlling their blood sugars, and improving their blood lipid panel.
Dr. Vernon has since started Innovative Metabolic Solutions to help train physicians and other healthcare professionals in the science of carbohydrate restricted diets.
You can read about what the clinical trial data has to say about carb-restricted diets here.
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