Should I Count Net Carbs or Total Carbs on My Low-Carb Diet?

Counting macros is an important skill to learn when following a low-carb diet.

As low-carb diets continue to grow in popularity, you may have seen the term, “net carbs” thrown around.

What does this term mean, and what counts when you follow a low-carb diet? Total carbs or net carbs?

In this post, I’ll explain what net carbs are, how they are calculated,  and share why choosing to count net carbs could make it harder for you to succeed on your low-carb diet.

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How to Burn Body Fat as Fuel & Lose Weight Faster

Sugar is one of the main sources of fuel for your body. For this reason, you may think this means you have to continually consume sugar to stay energized throughout the day.

However, if your goal is to lose weight, that is not a good idea.

You actually want your body to prefer burning body fat, not sugar.

In this post I explain how to make a simple shift in your food choices to help your body prefer to burn body fat rather than sugar.

The answer may surprise you!

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Artificial Sweeteners Increase Insulin Resistance – Making It Hard to Lose Weight

There are many non-caloric sweeteners that you can use to replace sugar in your diet.

They are in everything from diet sodas and sugar-free treats to coffee or tea.

However, if you are relying on them to lose weight, you might be inadvertently hampering your progress.

In this post, I share the overwhelming evidence against artificial sweeteners.

Follow along to learn how artificial sweeteners increase insulin resistance and turn you into a good fat-storer and a poor fat-burner.

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Can I Use Sugar-Free Foods & Drinks on a Low-Carb Diet?

If you take the sugar out of a food or drink, you lower the total carb count, so what about sugar-free foods and drinks on a low-carb diet?

Are sugar-free products helpful or harmful as you work toward your weight loss goals?

In this post, I share some important insights about sugar-free foods and drinks on a low-carb diet.

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Intermittent Fasting and Autophagy – How Fasting Cleans Your Cells

Intermittent fasting is a useful and proven tool for fat loss, but it also has health benefits.

When intermittent fasting, your body has an opportunity to clean up dead cells and debris through a process called autophagy.

This process has been credited with everything from slowing aging to better heart health.

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