Low-Carb, High Weight Gain?

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Someone on a diet wouldn't touch most of the food at the fair, but with the increased popularity of the low-carb diet it may seem okay to eat some of those high fat treats.

Experts say that's not true.

A local dietician says people should use more caution when buying or eating foods that are advertised as low-carb.

Many items that are marketed as low-carb are actually very high in other ingredients that can lead to weight gain.

"Now people are starting to eat this junky-type food," said Jennifer Mikulich, Aspirus dietician. "And so they're taking in more calories and really weight loss is about cutting back on calories and they're not doing that anymore."

Mikulich says things like candy bars can be just as bad for you, whether they're low-carb or not.

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