- Boost your energy level
- Lose weight
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Improve your appearance
- Lower insulin production
- Reduce risk factors for heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and obesity.
A low carb diet is very helpful to lose weight as it burns fat instead of burning
sugar in the body. Modifying the diet to eliminate refined sugars and carbohydrates
and focusing on high quality protein and good fats will gradually train the
body to burn more fat and less sugar.
- Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables as they are high in disease-fighting
antioxidants. Although intake of fruits and most vegetables is are restricted
in the initial phase of some low carbohydrate diets, they are allowed back
in limited amounts once the loss in body weight has reached a plateau. The
nutrients obtained from a diet rich in fruits and vegetables have been shown
to decrease blood pressure, as well as protect against cancer, heart disease,
diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and obesity. It is easy to add more fruits and
vegetables to your diet, once you get in the habit. Examples are; add some
berries to breakfast, eat a tomato at lunch, include broccoli with dinner,
drink some vegetable juice with snacks, and have a large salad with your meal.
- Eat a diet of whole foods, rather than easy snacks and convenience foods.
Snack on low carb snack foods like crackers, ice cream, popcorn, or low carb
This diet sends the body into a state of an imbalance that causes your body
to flush out toxins through your urine. Do not restrict carbohydrate consumption
to the extreme levelsas the body needs them to utilize the protein you consume.
Keeping this in mind helps you to increase or even maintain muscle mass.
The downside of using this diet is that the body stips to burn the carbohydrates
as it's primary source of energy as soon as you get off this diet. This usually
results in weight gain within days.
Maintain a balanced diet that has plenty of fruits and vegetables,
1-2 servings of a whole grain bread or pasta, high quality proteins such as
fish, tofu and white meat from poultry and good fats, calcium from low fat dairy
products such as yogurt and cheese and your body will respond with a slow, steady
and healthy weight loss.
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