Low carb and low net carb baked goods can be a disaster and stop weight loss. In general, these products can help you maintain, but are almost useless for weight loss. There are 2 primary problems. First, you calories can go to stupid very quickly, eating low carb tortillas slathered in low car peanut butter and low carb jam and low carb cheese. Second, net carbs are more a fallacy than not. In general, ignore the net carbs listed on a product. Pay attention to the total carbohydrates listed. Carbohydrates facilitate fat storage. The more carbohydrates you eat, the easier it is for your body to store fat. Stored fat is triglyceride, and your body gets most of the glycerol to make stored fat, from the alpha glycerol phosphate in the carbohydrates you eat. In terms of fat storage, net carbs don’t mean much. If you want to lose weight and limit fat storage, limit your carbohydrates and calories.
on February 29, 2012 | No Comments