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A low carb diet and weight loss

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A low carb diet

A low-carb diet means it is low in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are primarily found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. In a low-carb diet, instead of more carbohydrates, you eat real food is that provides you protein, natural fats and vegetables.

We are always told that low-fat diet and low-fat products are good for us and so they have flooded supermarket shelves. This is a major mistake which resulted in the obesity epidemic. You don't have to fear nature of fat and so many of the low-carb diets may also be low-carb high-fat diets because nature of fat is good for you. When you go for a low-carb diet, you will minimize your intake of sugar and starches. It also means that you can eat delicious foods as much as you want and still lose weight.

It happens because when you avoid sugar and starches, the blood sugar stabilizes and that reduces the fat storing hormone insulin in your body. As a result of that fat burning increases in your body and also makes you feel more satiated, because of which you reduce your food intake and that results in weight loss.

The basics

When you go for a low-carb diet, you can eat meat, fish, and eggs, vegetables that grow above ground like tomatoes, brindle, cauliflower, cabbage, capsicum, green leafy vegetables and natural fats like butter.

However, you will have to avoid sugar and starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice, chocolate, doughnut, beer, fruits, soda, juice, candies, beans and potatoes.

When you follow this diet, you need to eat when you're hungry until you are satisfied. You don't have to count calories or weigh your food.

You can drink water, coffee, tea and red wine. You should always avoid any type of drink that uses sweeteners. You can take a modest amount of milk or cream along with coffee or tea. Wine should be consumed in moderation.

Benefits

Following a low-carb diet will offer you with lots of benefits. Among them losing weight is the primary one. It will help you to lose weight without hunger. Low-carb has been used as a weight loss method for centuries and scientific studies have confirmed that it is very effective in doing so. When you reduce carbohydrates in your food, it is not only eliminating calories, but is also eliminates the need to focus on calories only. Carbohydrates stimulate the release of hormone insulin and it is the main fat storing hormone of your body. If you want to reduce your excess body fat and weight, reducing insulin levels is very much necessary and that can be done only when you reduce your carbohydrate intake. To do that, you will have to eat fewer carbs by following a low-carb diet.

Millions of people have accepted the low-carb diet because of successful results shown by actual users. People have seen how eating low-carb, natural foods without any sugar or starch has helped people to get in shape and look better from a previous condition of overweight and obesity. It is also more effective than losing weight with exercise though exercise is necessary for maintaining fitness and overall health. If you combine a low carb diet along with exercise, you are sure to lose weight and become fit and healthy.

Will also help you to reverse type 2 diabetes. Because such a diet can normalize blood sugar levels and so potentially can reverse type 2 diabetes.

References

1. Scarsdale Low-carb Diet
2. Low-carbohydrate diets: nutritional and physiological aspects
3. Diets