This string could magically appear to become longer and longer every week you wrap it around your waist. Research has confirmed that the answer is no.24 Don’t eat if you’re not hungry. Don’t eat “low carb” versions of high carb stuff, like cookies, bars, chocolate, bread, pasta or ice cream – unless you are sure of the ingredients . Low-carb chocolate is usually full of a kind of sugar alcohol — maltitol — that may actually be partially absorbed by the body, but which the manufacturer does not count as carbs. If the maltitol is absorbed, it is likely to raise blood sugar and insulin levels.18 The remaining carbs end up in the colon, potentially causing gas and diarrhea.