Dr. Cardenas talks about the diet myths that could sabotage your weight loss
Dr. Carlos Cardenas, an experienced San Antonio GYN, wants you to understand some diet myths that may be keeping you from losing weight. After years of giving women advice and help with weight loss and nutrition, he knows the problems that prevent women from taking off pounds and getting healthy. He helps patients achieve their goals by combining micronutrient testing with a healthy Keto diet and his Dr. C vitamins.
Myth #1: The need to avoid fat is one of the biggest diet myths
Low-fat diets came about due to one of the most enduring diet myths. You have to cut fat from your diet if you want to lose weight. Dr. Cardenas researched the best plan for his patients. He determined that the Keto diet, which requires people to consume healthy fat, was the best option. The plan restricts carbs and emphasizes healthy protein and fat. This combination produces ketones and leads to a state of ketosis. During ketosis, your body burns stored fat for fuel, leading to faster weight loss.
Myth #2: A high-protein, high-fat diet will raise your bad, or LDL, cholesterol levels
Myths about high-protein, high-fat diets persist despite studies showing that people who follow plans like the Keto diet see improved cholesterol and blood sugar levels. You do need to eat healthy proteins and foods low in saturated fats, including avocados, nuts, fatty fish and seeds like flaxseed and chia seeds. When you see our San Antonio GYN, he will give you expert guidance on which healthy foods to eat.
Myth #3: You have to eat whole grains and whole wheat carbs to get enough fiber
People often believe diet myths that say that you have to eat whole grain carbs to get your healthy fiber for the day, but there are several alternative sources of roughage. When you follow the Keto diet, Dr. Cardenas recommends pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, flaxseeds, chia seeds and other sources of fiber that don’t contain carbohydrates.
If you want to get healthy while losing weight in a safe, healthy way, take some advice from Dr. Cardenas and stop believing the myths! Make an appointment to talk to our San Antonio GYN about nutrition, weight loss and the Keto diet. Contact us today.