Many of us dread the thought of starting a diet and trying to lose weight. We have learned through our previous attempts that we will begin the diet with the best of intentions and then quickly succumb to hunger pains or sweet temptations. Well, I have good news for you …
There is an easy and guaranteed way to overcome common dieting pitfalls
The most common obstacle to losing weight is the craving for sugars and simple carbohydrates, while frequent intake of these foods is the main cause of obesity. The addictive nature of sugar creates the compulsion to over-indulge, and simple willpower is rarely strong enough to fend off the urges. A successful diet plan must include a mechanism for preventing these cravings.
Whenever we eat food, our bodies produce insulin. Carbohydrates combine with that insulin to make fat. We can control how much fat accumulates in our bodies by managing our carbohydrate intake. When we restrict carbohydrates to a certain level, our bodies begin to use stored fat supply as energy and fuel. This process equals weight loss. The specific carbohydrate intake level differs for everyone, but will include vegetable carbs every day in addition to no-carb foods such as meat and eggs. Of course, we must do our research to learn the facts about these diets so that we understand why they work and how to stay healthy while losing weight. Proper nutrition is the key.
An interesting phenomenon happens when we limit simple carbohydrate consumption to a low daily amount — our brains no longer prompt us to eat and eat some more. Our cravings disappear and we do not feel hungry all the time. This great effect happens when the insulin/carbohydrate ratio is more in balance.
Low-carb diets are easy, provide quick results, and are healthy
People find success on low-carb diets because they do not constantly have to fight against cravings and slow results. Low-carb diets, such as Atkins or the Carbohydrate Addict Diet, are the best way for many people, including me, to lose weight and maintain the weight loss.
Low carbohydrate diets do not depend on:
- counting calories
- measuring portions
- strong willpower
- frequent hunger
Believe it or not, there is yet another perk to low carb dieting: This diet leads to amazing increases in energy and in just simply feeling better! Yes, when we stop eating sugars and junk food, our bodies revitalize and rejuvenate in response. Our general health improves; no more fatigue, brain fog, fluid retention, high blood sugar and blood pressure levels, and abnormal lab values. Isn’t that reason enough to change our eating habits to the natural foods in low carbohydrate diets?
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