A new study out of Scandinavia recently found that a reduced-carbohydrate diet helped with blood sugar levels and triglycerides in those with type 2 diabetes.
Sounds familiar, right?
The interesting part was that the participants were specifically asked to avoid losing weight while on the diet, so that the researchers could isolate what was causing the results.
And, no surprise here, even without weight loss, a low carb diet was beneficial not only for a1c, but also noticeably improved the participants levels of liver fat.
That being said, there is still a lot of confusion about what exactly "low-carb" means. Should you go "no-carb" or is low, low enough? And what does "low" even mean?
For many in the keto community, low carb means 20g of net carbs (that is carbs after subtracting fiber) or less per day. Others put the mark at <5% of calories a day from carbohydrates. Either way, that's pretty low, and it can be challenging to find foods that low in carbs that still have the nutrients you need for a healthy balanced diet.
This is exactly why we designed type2diet meal replacement shakes.
We will be the first to tell you that you can achieve excellent results in managing your diabetes by eating a low-carb diet, and you don't need our shakes to do that.
But if you're like the millions who have tried a low-carb diet, you'll know just how difficult it can be to cut carbs out of your diet.
If you do want to try eating low carb but don't know where to start, head on over to our website and sign up for our newsletter, we send out great and easy-to-make low carb recipes all the time.
But if you're sick of the guesswork and just want a simple solution to eating low-carb, we recommend you check out our meal replacement shakes. They taste really great and have all the vitamins and minerals you need to maintain a healthy balanced diet.
-The Type2Diet Team