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“I dropped two dress sizes by going ‘slow carb’... I have so much more energy and I sleep better”

You don’t have to go ‘full keto’ – cutting carbs and loading up on fats – in order to lose weight. There are many incarnations of the low-carb diet and, according to the experts, some are more healthful and sustainable than others

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Sarah Ann Behan started the slow carb regime following surgery. PHOTO: GERRY MOONEY

Sarah Ann Behan started the slow carb regime following surgery. PHOTO: GERRY MOONEY

Sarah Ann Behan started the slow carb regime following surgery. PHOTO: GERRY MOONEY

Steak but no potato? Bacon and egg but not porridge? Butter but no toast? Unleashed on a public broadly conditioned to associate diets with salads, low-fat yoghurts, and calorie counting, low-carb diets viewed our bodies as a complex system that could be rewired to operate differently.

Peppered with words like ‘ketosis’, low-carb logic meant our conventional nutritional narrative needed a total rewrite.


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