“Eating carbohydrates has an impact on our blood sugar and insulin levels which play a part in many chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, cancer, dementia and cardiovascular disease,” she adds.
According to Faye if you lower your carbohydrate levels then your blood sugars are controlled and insulin spikes are kept to a minimum, meaning you feel more satiated during the day and will be less likely to binge on junk food.
Following a low carb diet is also great for the waistline says Faye.
“The Harvard Public School of Health analysed more than 53 studies from 68,000 participants and found that those following a low carb diet lost more weight than those on low fat diets.”
Want to try it for yourself. Faye recommends you fill up on plenty of good fats such as oily fish and avocado, leafy greens and lean meat.
“You can also use clever swaps for traditional wheat pasta by using bean pastas or instead of rice try cauliflower rice instead,” suggests Faye.
The Long Life Plan by Faye James, RRP $35, published by New Holland Publishers.