Seniors at the Hillman Street Senior Support Center heard Partners for a Healthier Community Executive Director Dr. David Weed give a 45-minute presentation on low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets for both weight loss and resolution of diabetes on January 31, 2017. Dr. Weed gave most of his 60-minute talk on the subject so that those in attendance could learn why eating more fat and fewer carbohydrates such as bread, potatoes and sugar-sweetened beverages and desserts can help to normalize blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels. Dr. Weed's presentation is based on over ten years of research that largely contradicts what most people have learned about healthy diets. "What we've been told about the health effects of dietary fat and not been told about the effects of sugar and refined grains has resulted in forty years of increased weight gain and metabolic disorders in America and around the world," stated Dr. Weed, a clinical psychologist who has both studied and followed a low-carbohydrate diet for the past eight years. For more information about low-carb diets go to his web page. Click here for a 47-minute video of Dr. Weed's talk. For more information, contact Dr. Weed at 508-837-9029. (Pictures courtesy of Ed Camara of the New Bedford Cable Network)

(Top row) Council on Aging Director Deborah Lee introduces Partners for a Healthier Community Executive Director Dr. David Weed who presented on "A Low-Carbohydrate Diet Approach to Managing Weight and Diabetes". (Middle row) Dr. Weed introduces the topic by reviewing that most people have learned that eating fat leads to weight gain and heart disease despite years of research that confirms that carbohydrates, such as sugars and starches, are the major cause of these conditions. (Bottom row) Dr. Weed explains how insulin causes carbohydrates to be stored in fat cells if they are not immediately used for energy and how eating more fat results in weight loss and improved measures of cholesterol, blood pressure and blood sugar.

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