Fatten Up To Slim Down


You don’t have to go whole hog on a low-carb diet to see results. Simply swapping in fat for a few hundred calories of carbs may help you lose weight and reduce your blood-insulin levels, according to researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. People in their study who consumed just 43% of their calories from carbohydrates felt fuller after 4 hours and maintained their blood-sugar levels longer than those who ate 55% carbs. Carbs can cause blood-sugar levels to spike and then crash, leading to hunger and overeating, says study author Barbara Gower PhD. Fat, on the other hand, keeps you satisfied longer. Some easy swaps: butter instead of jam on toast; bacon instead of potatoes; milk instead of a sport drink.


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