a weight management expert with extensive experience in dealing with complex cases of overweight, responds to some pertinent issues which briefly highlight the following.
3 - Stopping carbohydrates is easier to achieve the desired weight
It depends: According to a study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, low-carbohydrate diets may, in the short term, provide a little more weight loss, but in the long run this difference is attenuated, leaving any advantage. In the words of Teresa Branco, "once again, it is important to realize that there is individual variability and it is up to the professionals to make a good diagnosis".
In this particular case, it is necessary to evaluate - through specific analyzes - how people metabolize carbohydrates and how the body reacts each time they are ingested. "This is the only way to prescribe the most correct food approach," says the expert.
For this, aspects such as the physical activity practiced, the acquired habits and the emotional and psychological characteristics are also taken into account. "This is very important for the maintenance of weight loss because one of the risks of low carbohydrate diets is that they are very difficult to maintain in the long term, hence the study's conclusions,"
"In our Institute, it is possible to evaluate, through specific technology that provides us with information about the metabolism at rest and in effort, the rate of carbohydrate, fat or protein utilization of each organism, allowing the constant adaptation of the approach food and physical activity," she concludes.
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