Low carb: Common problems and troubleshooting
Thinking about patients who are further into the low-carb approach and some of the challenges that you might be going to face. I think the commonest thing is people are disappointed with their weight loss. So they say, “Right, well, I’ve done the low-carb thing.” I actually find that most often these are women actually who are disappointed because they are not losing as much weight.
Often the hemoglobin A1c has improved, their blood pressure is better, but they haven’t lost as much weight as they think. The first thing I think is check the diet, what’s their understanding of the low-carb. Some of them have adapted the low-carb over the years and low-carb has become higher carb overtime, where carbs have crept back in. A common thing is like sweet potato chips or something like that, where they thought they’re not that bad.