Episode 35

Why do carbs have a bad reputation?


August 21st, 2023

44 mins 27 secs

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About this Episode

Many of our clients have done low carb diets in the past to try to achieve their health and fat loss goals. In this episode, Pivot dietitian coach Samanthan Ferguson and I discuss all things carbs, including my 21-day experiment following a keto diet back in 2016!

In this episode:

[1:44] Which foods are considered carbs?

[6:06] Why are carbs important?

[11:41] Blood sugar balance

[12:22] Tips for those with diabetes

[15:35] Carbs and satisfaction

[17:16] Role of fiber

[19:19] Sources of fiber

[20:43] Why do carbs have a bad reputation?

[27:46] Why low-carb & keto diets often result in fat loss

[32:46] Our client that went from 30g to 200g carbs

[34:41] Dani's 21-day keto experiment

[38:57] Food labels that say "keto"

[43:12] Summary

Samantha Ferguson, MS, RD

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