There are millions of diets out there that are designed to help you lose weight. Some of the most popular are those who incorporate “low carb” or “zero carb” diets. A carbohydrate, or a carb, scientifically means a large group of organic compounds occurring in food that include sugars, starch, fiber, and cellulose. In terms of food, carbohydrates are in fruits, grains, vegetables, and milk products.
Carbohydrates provide fuel and energy for the body. They’re also important for brain function and helps the metabolism function the way that is it supposed to. According to LiveScience.com, simple carbohydrates generally only contain one or two sugars, such as fructose and galactose. Simple carbs are empty calories, meaning they have no nutrients for your body. They are found in candy, beer, soda and dairy. Complex carbohydrates are starch and fiber filled like lentils, beans, and potatoes.
Here at OSR, we are here to tell you that not all carbohydrates are created equal. This means that not all carbs are bad for you, just like not all carbs are good for you.
Bad vs. Good Carbohydrates
Oahu Spine & Rehab not only offers chiropractic care, physical therapy and massage therapy, but we also offer weight loss services at our sister company, OSR Weight Management. OSR Weight Management is a supervised weight loss method with personalized one-on-one weekly coaching support and education. Our protocol burns fat, while supporting muscle mass – why is that important? – because if muscle is lost during dieting it inhibits your ability to burn calories post diet. As a result, dieters regain almost all of their lost weight within 5 years after dieting.