Can Carbohydrates Stimulate Appetite?
Boden says he was amazed to find that the participants did not compensate for eating fewer carbs by eating more of other foods. He added that they seemed happy with the low-carb diet and did not complain of hunger. “They ate 1,000 fewer calories a day and did not miss them,” he says. “That told me that it was the carbs that fueled their excessive appetites in the first place. In my opinion, carbohydrates do stimulate appetite.