Tag: low carb

8 Cleverly Bread-Free Sandwiches

by in Healthy Recipes, September 18, 2014

iceberg BLT
Whether you’re dialing down refined carbs, giving up gluten or watching your sodium intake (bread adds up on that front), these loaf-free sandwiches — most of which sub in vegetables in place of the usual buns, baguettes, wraps and rolls — all have one thing in common: They’ll satisfy any sandwich craving.

BLT (above)
Bun-less BLT? You heard that right — almost. Instead of playing its usual supporting role, iceberg lettuce steps up its game by sandwiching together this otherwise classic combo of crisp bacon, sliced tomatoes and zesty mayo. Read more

Time to Embrace a Low-Carb Diet? (Or Not So Fast?)

by in Food News, September 3, 2014

chocolate muffins
A study out earlier this week has been generating lots of buzz with its finding that study participants on a low-carb diet lost more body weight and reduced their risk of heart disease compared to subjects on a low-fat diet. So should we be saying goodbye to all carbs?

The study, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, was a randomized trial that followed a group of 150 racially diverse men and women over one year. The subjects were divided into two groups: One group limited the amount of fat, while the second group limited the amount of carbs they ate. Neither group was asked to scale back on total calories or to alter physical activity.

After one year, researchers found that those in the low-carb group lost an average of 8 pounds more compared with those in the low-fat group. In addition, the low-carb group lost significantly more body fat compared with those in the low-fat group.

Wait, There’s More
It’s tempting to want to shout from rooftops, “low carb-diets rule!,” but that may not necessarily the case. The low-carb group was eating higher fat, but mainly from unsaturated sources such as nuts, fish and olive oil. Butter was sometimes eaten, but wasn’t a primary ingredient in their overall diets. Their total fat intake was more than 40 percent of their total calories. Read more

Healthy Debate: Which Diet Is Best?

by in Diets & Weight Loss, January 3, 2011

diet concept

Over the past two decades, diet crazes have flip-flopped from low calorie to low fat to low carb to high protein. Somewhere along the way, the high-fat “Mediterranean” style also gained popularity. So which of these conflicting concepts is the best for weight loss? There hasn’t been solid research to investigate the long-term results – until now. A recent study charted the progress of more than 800 subjects on 4 types of diets for two years.  We’re breaking down the results.

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Diet 101: South Beach Diet

by in Diets & Weight Loss, February 15, 2010

Once the high-protein craze began to die down, the South Beach Diet swooped in and promised weight loss without cutting the carbs. But is this diet all that it’s cracked up to be?

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Going Low Carb: Good or Bad?

by in Healthy Tips, February 18, 2009

Dieters sometimes fall back on the “low-carb” plans to lose weight easily, but cutting carbs altogether isn’t wise. Certain carbohydrate-rich foods are vital to your good health. Find out if you’re eating the right kinds.

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