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Diet plan – Low Carb or a Low calorie??

Patient: Which is better for you low carb or low calorie

 

 

Doctor: The basis of the low carb diet is controlling the blood sugar levels while a low calorie diet takes into account your to tal calorie intake, allowing intake of low to medium glycemic index carb foods but maintaining a watchful intake of only the required amount of calories, thus maintaining a gradual, long lasting weight loss. However following a low carb diet results in a faster weight loss because without carbs to provide energy, your body will breakdown fat in its place. This may not have long term maintenance of the desired weight.  Thus I would recommend a low calorie diet for better results.

 


 

 
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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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