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Carb Blockers… How Do They Work?

Woman measuring perfect shape of beautiful hipsMost of us have heard time and again that the best way to lose weight is to consume less calories than we expend. That sounds simple enough – so why is weight loss so hard? The answers to this question are complicated, and often relate to each individual’s body chemistry, lifestyle, metabolism, and psychology. One thing is for sure, though: Losing weight is not easy without help.

In recent years, low-carbohydrate diets have become popular methods of weight loss. Calories from starch, found in high-carbohydrate foods, are quickly converted into sugar during digestion using an enzyme called alpha amylase. When this sugar isn’t used immediately through activity or exercise, it is stored as fat. Low-carb diets focus on proteins, which are broken down much more slowly by the digestive system, and aren’t stored as fat.

These diets are indeed effective for many people, but they can be hard to follow. Such strict regimens make it difficult to eat out, and cooking for the entire family can be a challenge. The diets also led many people to avoid good carbohydrates like fruit and whole wheat, leading to nutritional depletion. Also, many people say the diets are just plain boring because you can’t enjoy so many of your favorite foods.

Carb-blocking supplements can help you lose weight using the basic principles of the low-carb diet, but you won’t be forced to give up pasta, bread, and potatoes. Rather than eliminating these foods from your diet, you can slow your digestion of starch, leading to fewer calories being stored in your fat cells. Carb blocking supplements work by utilizing a natural white bean extract to act on your body’s amylase enzymes. The release of calories from starch is slowed down and controlled, helping you avoid the blood sugar spike that leads to calorie storage in fat cells.

Aside from decreasing calorie absorption from carbohydrates, carb-blocking supplements aid in weight loss in several other ways. Primarily, there is no restrictive, difficult diet to follow, so there is less risk that you’ll give up and quit your weight loss efforts. You’re feel more satisfied when you eat foods you enjoy, so you’ll be less likely to indulge in late-night binges on junk food. Finally, unlike with low-carb diets, you can continue eating nutrient-dense foods like fruit and whole wheat. You’ll feel healthier, more energetic, and more motivated to exercise and continue with your weight loss plan.

If you have questions about carb-blocking supplements, or would like to schedule an appointment to discuss your weight loss strategy, please contact our office.