The Down Low on Low-Carb Diets
How to avoid the pitfalls and side effects of a low-carb weight loss plan.
Low Carbs and Supplements continued...
"Anything above 10 grams or more of sorbitol at a time has
been shown to cause gastrointestinal upset -- and some of these low-carb diet
foods have as much as 30 grams a serving," says Heller. While it won't make
you violently ill, she says, it can make you -- and those in the same room --
Sondike agrees and also cautions us to "read the
"If a product is advertised as having 3 net carbs but the
label says 35 grams of carbs, then it's likely that 32 grams are sugar alcohol
-- and it's probably going to upset your stomach," says Sondike.