They’ll tell you the low-carb diet unhealthiest diet on the planet. Insist that it’s bad for you. Dangerous.
They will even claim that it’s DEADLY.
And they’ll urge you to avoid it as if your life depends on it.
But when it comes to going low-carb, don’t believe all those dire warnings.
Because new research PROVES what I’ve been telling you all along… that it’s just about the best possible eating plan around.
And you can get life-changing… and potentially life-saving… benefits even if you never lose so much as a single ounce.
(Spoiler alert… you WILL lose weight too.)
The low-carb diet is a “metabolism miracle”
Now, before I go any further, let me make something clear. Low-carb eating is a terrific way to effortlessly slim down.
But these researchers wanted to prove an important point. So THIS study was done a little differently.
They didn’t want the volunteers to lose weight because dropping those extra pounds by itself can have health benefits no matter how it happens.
The researchers wanted to see ONLY the health effects of quitting carbs, without the benefits of weight loss skewing their results.
So the volunteers in the study were put on a lower-carb diet. But then were given extra calories by the shovelful to ensure they didn’t lose weight.
This allowed scientists to watch the effects of the low-carb diet… and ONLY the low-carb diet… in real-time.
And what they saw was nothing short of incredible.
Practically a miracle, in fact, when you consider that EVERYONE in the study was obese and had metabolic syndrome (high blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and more).
Well, they did at the START of the study, that is.
Just four weeks later, HALF of them no longer had metabolic syndrome, despite still being obese.
Get BIG results when you cut back on carbs
And even without any efforts to lose weight, the low-carb diet activated the body’s internal burners, causing them to melt through fat effortlessly.
And that led to measurable improvements in…
- blood sugar
- LDL cholesterol
Oh, and that last one, LDL? It destroys yet another mainstream myth.
Fat in the food means fat in the blood, right? NOPE!
The folks who went low-carb got 2.5 times MORE saturated fat in their diet.
Yet saturated fat in their blood PLUNGED.
The folks on the low-carb diet also had bigger LDL particles – another critical improvement, since smaller, denser particles are a major risk factor for heart disease.
So, sure, this diet is FULL of “forbidden” foods, including fats.
And it doesn’t work like any other popular diet, either. No calorie counting, no points to track, and no need to weigh your food or check the clock to ensure you’re not in your “fasting hours.”
Yet the low-carb diet STILL works. And remember, these folks didn’t lose weight because they were given extra calories.
But if you follow the diet without purposefully loading up on boatloads of extra calories, you WILL lose weight and keep it off.
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