Low Carb Diets
Low carb diets are all the rage, but is it the right diet for you?? One thing for sure is that you have plenty to eat and can eat as much as you want so you won’t ever feel hungry, but what does a low carb high protein diet do to your body and your organs?? Yes, you will lose weight and quickly, but is that the best thing for you?? Let’s take a look at how a low carb, high protein diet works.
First, I will begin with the basics of how a low carb diet works. Any food substance you put in your body is used for fuel. Either fuel for now or fuel that is saved for later. The “fuel” that is saved for later, is stored as fat.
Your body is going to use the easiest fuel first. If you eat a diet high in carbs your body will choose to burn the carbs first. Eat a diet that is low in carbs, the body has no other choice but to use what is left. And that my friend is the fat stored in those good ole love handles, thunder thighs and of coarse, lets not forget that bubble butt.
You may ask, “How do I make a low carb menu”. A little bit of advice before you go grocery shopping, get rid of those high carb snacks! They will be nothing but temptation once you start a low carb diet.
Your grocery list may include: Fish, shellfish, poultry, pork, red meat, etc… Stay away from anything breaded. That’s right no more breaded chicken tenders or fish fillets.
You can eat up to 3-4 ounces of cheese a day. Such as: cheddar, mozzarella, goat cheese. Be sure to buy salad vegetables. Most of the green vegetables are lower in carbs.
Don’t forget the eggs. Lots of dishes you can make with eggs. Most spices and herbs are no carb to low carb. Stay away from sugar; try some of the artificial sweeteners that are available in the stores.
Here are some easy low carb diet menus made from the above list. Breakfast- sausage and egg omelet with sharp cheddar cheese. Coffee with tsp of real cream. Lunch: tuna salad made with real mayonnaise, tsp of diced pickles placed on top of fresh green salad.
Dinner- Grilled pork chops, cooked greens seasoned with bacon and a cup of mixed vegetables. Anyone can make meals that are lower in carbs. It just takes some time looking at the nutritional labels.
So, there is the low carb diet menu in a nutshell. All it takes is a little willpower and a little research. Give your body the advantage it needs, eat low carb.