Cutting back on carbs affects everyone’s bodies differently. Some people may find success sticking to a low-carb diet for weight loss, while some might not find it sustainable — and that’s OK. Others purposely cut out carbs for health reasons like metabolic syndrome or diabetes (cutting unhealthy high-carb foods helps lower your blood sugar). Sam Presicci, MCN, RD, LD, CPT, lead registered dietitian at Snap Kitchen, reiterated this to POPSUGAR, saying that because no two people are the same, she doesn’t recommend a low-carb diet to every one of her clients.
“However, I do think many people benefit from this way of eating. Low-carb eating can reduce blood pressure, increase insulin sensitivity, help with weight loss, balance hormones, decrease risk for chronic conditions, and more,” she explained. “It often means less sugar cravings and feeling less hungry throughout the day, both of which are awesome perks.”
So, yes, it all depends on you and what your body needs. But, here’s one thing that most people do need in their life: dessert. If you are following a low-carb diet or just want to eat low-carb sweets, you should know that it’s very possible to find treats that aren’t packed with carbs. Also know this though: dessert is still dessert. Even low-carb dessert has added sugar, and you shouldn’t be eating it in excess, Sam said.
“However,” she noted, “the benefit of a low-carb dessert over a more traditional dessert is that the lower sugar content leads to less of a blood sugar response, meaning your energy levels will stay more stable and you won’t end up with more cravings for the sweet stuff.” Ahead, check out low-carb desserts straight from Sam and a handful of other dietitians. Some of these are exact recipes, others are suggested treats you’ll customise for your liking, and a few are items you can buy online. Plus, they all sound delicious!