New Diet Reveals Secret Behind Eating Bread Without Gaining Fat

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Bread does not always spike blood sugar levels for some

A new diet recently revealed that there’s a reason why some people gain weight when eating carbs while others do not. Here’s the latest on a new diet that reveals the secret behind eating bread without gaining fat. Plus, discover what foods, research says you should eat when eating carbs to erase the sugar factor.

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The authors of a new diet book titled "The Personalized Diet," believe that they have found the answer as to why when two different people eat exactly the same food, that one may gain weight while the other remains unaffected—including when eating carbs!

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According to a recent Good Morning America episode, Drs. Eran Segal and Eran Elinav of Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science tested blood sugar levels in 1,000 people after every meal for one week and found that foods that created a healthy response in some participants produced an unhealthy blood sugar spike in other participants.

“For years, we've been trying to search for that silver-bullet diet that would work for everybody and we've been miserably failing,” Segal told ABC News. “And that's because the best diet for each person really has to be tailored to that individual.”

One recommended way to tailor an individual’s diet is to check their blood sugar levels with the same type of monitor diabetics use to monitor their blood.

“Our solution gives you a way to find out which carbohydrates would actually be best for you to integrate into what we believe would be a healthy diet for you,” says Segal who claims to have developed an algorithm that when used with a blood sugar monitor determines what foods you should avoid and what foods to add to your diet.

According to the Good Morning America episode, the researchers found that peoples’ responses to bread are completely individualized where some may be able to eat white bread without a resulting blood sugar spike whereas others may need to spread fats like avocado, olive oil or butter on their bread in order to get the same results.

However, as ABC News' chief medical correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton points out, their diet plan is not backed by “evidence-based science" that supports the idea of the use of blood sugar monitors by nondiabetics for weight loss.

"I completely agree with the fact there is no one size fits all for a diet. You have to find what works for you," Ashton said today on "Good Morning America." "But at this time there is no rigorous, peer-reviewed, evidence-based science to support the practice of checking your blood sugar after you eat."

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In spite of there being reasonable doubts regarding the usefulness of monitoring your blood after eating particular foods to develop an individualized weight loss plan, there is some science-based evidence that what you eat with your carbs can affect whether or not your blood sugar levels will spike.

Here is an interesting YouTube video from NutritionFacts.org that discusses what foods we can eat at every meal to counter blood sugar spikes.

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For more advice on losing weight this New Year, follow these links to see what a new weight loss guide has to offer:

Your 2018 Weight Loss Guide Step 1: First Things First

Your 2018 Weight Loss Guide Step 2: The Most Important Change is the Easiest

Your 2018 Weight Loss Guide Step 3: Clean Up Your Plate

Your 2018 Weight Loss Guide Step 4: The Only Weight Loss Exercise You’ll Ever Really Need

References: ABC’s Good Morning AmericaWhat blood sugar spikes might mean for your weight” Dec. 27, 2017.

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