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KEARNY, NJ--(Marketwired - Jan 12, 2016) - Upward of 40 percent of Americans make New Year's resolutions, with weight loss being the most common, yet only 8 percent will achieve their goals. One of the most popular weight-loss strategies engaged by Americans is a low-carbohydrate diet, which can be difficult to succeed at, and sustain, without the use of certain carb-controlling supplements that use a scientifically studied ingredient that can block up to 65 percent of unwanted carbohydrates called Phase 2.
"Low-carb diets have proven to be the most effective for weight loss, but they are hard to maintain because carbs are so addictive," says David Foreman, known as 'The Herbal Pharmacist,' who started his career as a registered pharmacist and now uses his expertise in physiology, pharmacology and integrative medicine to educate consumers on cutting edge approaches to natural health and healing. "If you are starting a low-carb diet, I also recommend using a specific white kidney bean extract called Phase 2. It works as a weaning tool to help gradually reduce carb cravings, which I liken to how nicotine gum might help someone quit smoking and stop craving cigarettes."
Foreman says the No. 1 reason obesity is on the rise is because Americans over-consume starchy foods (processed and refined carbs such as: breads, pasta, potatoes and rice), which quickly convert to sugar once in the body and contribute to rapid weight gain.
Obesity, the official peer-reviewed research journal of The Obesity Society, published the findings of a double-blind, 123-participant study in which participants taking supplements with the carb-controlling Phase 2 ingredient, lost an average of 7 pounds in 12 weeks in addition to significant loss of body fat mass and waist circumference compared to the placebo group. Moreover, 73.5 percent of participants maintained their body weight for 24 weeks and reported decreased desire in sugary food cravings.
An analysis of 53 studies with 67,000 dieters found that those using a low-fat diet were 2.5 pounds heavier than those using the low-carb diet. After years of debate on low-fat vs. low-carb diets, research published in Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology confirmed the low-carb diet is the more effective diet.
"With new reality diet shows premiering this year, America's weight loss journey continues to fascinate," says Foreman. "We strive to be the best versions of ourselves, and maintaining a healthy weight helps meet some of those goals. As low-carb diets continue to dominate weight loss trends, I am interested to see how nutritional supplements using the carb-controlling Phase 2 help more people achieve their goals."
Phase 2 carb controller is an all-natural, non-stimulant proprietary ingredient that can be found in many carbohydrate blocking nutritional supplements such as Natrol's Carb Intercept, Now Foods' Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer, Swanson's Phase 2 Starch Neutralizer, GNC's Total Lean Phase 2 Carb Controller and The Vitamin Shoppe's Phase 2 Carb Controller. For more information about Phase 2 and the science behind the supplement visit: www.phase2info.com.
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