Slow-carb diet is the new craze, but is it crazy? The short answer is no. If you’re a veteran of low-carb dieting who’s won the short-term weight loss battle but lost the long-term weight maintenance war, the so-called “slow carb” lifestyle may be a strategy worth considering.
The slow-carb diet is based on the fact that not all carbs are created equal. Some have a low glycemic index, meaning they have a modest effect on blood sugar levels, whereas others have a high glycemic index, causing dramatic spikes in blood sugar after meals. Since spikes in blood sugar drive high production of the hormone insulin–which then promotes fat storage and retention–a diet that keeps insulin levels moderate and consistent throughout the day tends to help with weight loss.