Can the Flat Belly Diet work with high cholesterol and hypoglycemic conditions?
The meal timing structure, calorie control and balance of carbohydrates, proteins and fats does help control hypoglycemia and a MUFA-rich diet will help to increase your good cholesterol level (HDL) and decrease your total cholesterol and LDL level. The Flat Belly Diet! book has a lot of detail about how MUFAs impact heart health, reducing the risk for heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome. The Flat Belly Diet is very heart healthy. The protein, fiber, and MUFAs (on day 5 of the program and beyond) help slow digestion and provide more “time-released” absorption of the carbohydrates so you blood sugar should rise slower over a longer period of time and remain more steady.