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Are Carb Blockers the Best Weight Loss Option for Diabetics

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If you've been looking at the different supplements available for fat loss and bodyweight management, you have likely come across quite a few different options.

Fat burners, energy boosters, and now... "carb blockers." This last one may have caught your attention - carb blockers! Since carbohydrates are typically what most people who have Type 2 diabetes are worried about... if a supplement can block these carbs, isn't that a dream come true?

Before you rush off to purchase a life-long supply of carb blockers however, there are some things you really need to know.

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Let's take a look at what these are so you know the truth of such supplements...

1. Threat Of Gastrointestinal Distress. First and foremost, know if you plan to use this product, you had better plan to stay near a bathroom in the hours that follow. Many of those who use these products will experience some degree of gastrointestinal distress, ranging from bloating, cramps, gas, to all out diarrhea.

For many, the pain they suffer after using these products simply isn't worth the benefit.

2. Lack Of Nutrient Absorption. Also keep in mind these products will not only prevent carbohydrates from fully breaking down in your body, but in addition, they will also prevent nutrients from being absorbed properly as well.

This could leave you suffering from a nutritional deficiency if you aren't careful. These products are not designed to be used on an everyday basis as they simply won't help you lead the healthy lifestyle you have been advised by your Diabetic Care Team to go for.

3. Calories Still Count. Finally, also keep in mind the calories you consume will still count. While your body may not necessarily utilize the calories from the carbohydrates you eat, if you nosh on a large slice of pizza for instance while using this product because you think you can, you will still be utilizing the calories from the fat and protein in that slice of pizza.

These can still add up and lead to increased weight gain.

All in all, these products often only promote excess weight gain as they encourage you to eat foods you otherwise shouldn't be eating.

For this reason, along with all the unwanted side effects, the best idea is to stay clear and focus more on dietary control. Remember not all carbs are bad - choose wisely and you can include them in your diabetic eating plan. There are some carb foods (high-GI foods), whose characteristics will cause you to have a flood of blood sugar after you eat them. On the other hand some carb foods (low-GI foods), will digest more slowly releasing sugar into your bloodstream gradually over several hours.

Although managing your disease can be very challenging, Type 2 diabetes is not a condition you must just live with. You can make simple changes to your daily routine and lower both your weight and your blood sugar levels. Hang in there, the longer you do it, the easier it gets.


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