Ok so I've heard that lowering carbs or going keto can help with weightloss, and I keep an eye on the amount I have (and I avoid all processed carbs), but I didn't know if it really made a difference or not. Until today..
Basically, my mum who's in her 70s and overweight, was told 2 weeks ago, that she was one point (or whatever the correct measure is) away from having type 2 diabetes. Her doctor said to reduce carbs, and increase protein and healthy fats.
My mum panicked and went virtually carb- free for a week, (whilst still having the same number of calories) and she lost 5lbs. The 2nd week she introduced lower carb veggies and berries and lost another 2lbs.
My mum is ecstatic that she's finally losing weight after years of low-fat dieting which didn't really work. And she's pretty confident that her new way of eating will stop her ending up diabetic.
But she is still getting used to the idea that low-fat = loads of sugar... Or that 'eating fat doesn't make you fat'
As she said to me almost incredulouly: " it's like everything I was told about nutrition and how to lose weight in the 1970s was wrong"
Anyway the point of this post isn't just that I'm convinced that lowering carbs actually can aid weightloss. It's really about how you're never too old to learn a new way of doing things. And that I'm super proud of my mum❣