Bookmark Website  | Free Registration  | The Team
The Lounge  | Champions  | The Wire |  Schedule |  Audio  |  Arcade  |  The Top Ten  |  Historical  |  Email  |  Video

Some Straight Talk About Low-Carbohydrates and Your Health


There have been many diets and weight loss plans that have come and gone over the years. Low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets were popular decades ago. And today are making a comeback.

These diets do promote weight loss. Low-carbohydrate, high- protein diets are more effective. Than low-fat, low-cholesterol, low-calorie diets. Also your cholesterol levels often improve more on a low-carb diet.

A low-carb diet plan structures your eating choices around the selection of lean protein sources. Focusing on fish, soy, poultry, low fat dairy and lean red meats.

It is a diet high in fibrous, crispy vegetables and fruits. Like green beans, cauliflower, broccoli, asparagus, peppers, spinach, lettuces, berries, cherries, grapes and melons, to name a few.

You are also allowed limited size portions of starchy vegetables. Such as potatoes, carrots, beets and beans/legumes.

However, sweets and sugary foods are eliminated. With the exception of small portions on occasional *diet holidays*.

Your focus should be on healthy choices of fats. That Include raw nuts, seeds, nut butters, olives, olive oil, nut oils. Also some butter, fish oil and flax seed meal.

You should avoid trans fats (partially hydrogenated fats). Like fried foods, excessive saturated fats and margarine that contains trans fats.

Your objective should be to have a protein source at each meal. Along with vegetables, fruit and fats as mentioned above. To help avoid dietary deficiencies. You should include daily nutritional supplements. Consisting of a multivitamin, essential oils, diet formulation and chromium picolinate.

Possible Adverse Physical Effects

You may experience some adverse physical effects with a low- carb diet. Here are some of the negative consequences that could affect your health. Constipation and headaches. Digestive irregularity from lack of fiber. Potential strain on your kidneys. Increased stomach acid levels. Due to a high protein content. And high levels of fat could cause high cholesterol.

If your on diuretic or diabetes medications you should be monitored by a doctor. The low-carb diet affects your hydration and blood sugar levels. Current testing is on going whether a low-carb diet can help diabetics control their blood sugar levels.

Planning The Ultimate Diet

The ultimate goal of a low-carb nutritional diet structure. Allows your metabolic rate to stay high. While satisfying your appetite. And preserving your lean body mass.

However, in order for you to keep this weight off. You must follow the diet structure for your lifetime. This has many health experts worried.

Any extreme type of eating plan. That you follow for just a short time. Most likely will not have long term health risks.

But a lifetime plan of virtually cutting out an entire food group. Essential for your health. Without knowing the long-term risks, is a concern. At this time, the long-term health risks of low-carbohydrate plans have not yet been determined.

However, To minimize or avoid theses specific diet deficiencies. That are associated with low-carb diets. You should approach your low-carb diet as an integrated part of *Your Lifestyle*. Not solely an ingredient focus.

About The Author

Rick Trojan

Helping You Reach Your Goals for Good Health and Living Well

Subscribe to Newsletter -> mailto:entz-well1320@mailster.com

Web Site -> http://www.watkinsonline.com/ricktrojan

Copyright 2004 - Enterprizes Ltd - All Rights Reserved

You have permission to publish this article electronically or in print, free of charge, as long as the bylines are included and none of the links or content are removed or changed.

entz-entz132@mailster.com


MORE RESOURCES:

Inside Edition

Man who lost almost 400 pounds shows the other side of extreme weight loss
MLive.com
For Brian Flemming, he can't drop the weights, because those 40 pounds are attached to his body. Flemming has made headlines around the world after he lost 390 pounds thanks to a rededicated diet and exercise routine. But that dramatic weight loss has ...
Dramatic Weight Loss Leaves Man With 40 Pounds of Excess SkinInside Edition

all 4 news articles »


Can Hormone Replacment Therapy Be the Key to Permanent Weight Loss?
Newsmax
According to NowLoss.com, along with weight loss, bioidenticals hormone replacement therapy often has claims that it can be a preventive therapy for heart disease, osteoporosis and diabetes. Promoted benefits also include improved mood and a better sex ...

and more »


Cosmopolitan.com (blog)

Kanye Went Nuts on Kim's Trainer Over Kim's Weight-Loss Goals
Cosmopolitan.com (blog)
There are episodes of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that are packed with drama and action, others that are silly and center around things like how often Kourtney has to pee when she's pregnant, and still others like last night's, that get a little ...
'KUWTK': Kanye West Slams Kim Kardashian's Trainer – 'She Must Lose 15 Lbs ...Hollywood Life

all 88 news articles »


Ames Tribune

Football: Montgomery hopes weight loss increases his playmaking ability
Ames Tribune
This became the Montgomery weight loss plan. ISU workouts, then more workouts followed by a sensible dinner. It's how Montgomery went from 240 pounds to 220 in the off-season. After class and ISU training sessions, Montgomery might do a second lifting ...



People Magazine

Alexis Shapiro, Girl Who Suffered from Uncontrollable Hunger, Has Made ...
People Magazine
Alexis Shapiro: One Year After Weight Loss Surgery. Alexis Shapiro. Courtesy Jenny Shapiro. By Stephanie Emma Pfeffer. @StephEmmaPfeff. 03/30/2015 AT 08:25 AM EDT. It's been one year since Alexis Shapiro underwent a sleeve gastrectomy to combat ...
Pre-Teen Who Weighed 203 Pounds Doing Much Better One Year After Weight ...Life & Style Weekly
Girl, 13, loses 60lbs and completes first 5K race after brain tumor op left ...Daily Mail

all 4 news articles »


Bet On Your Weight Loss Success for Profit and Fun
eMaxHealth
Basically, you enter into one of the posted weight loss challenges such as losing 10% of your body weight in 6 months. You place a bet of your choosing along with “before” photos showing your body and what you weigh on a scale. At the end of the time ...



The Inquisitr

Kelly Rowland's 70 Pounds Of Weight Loss: Rowland's Program Takes Her Back ...
The Inquisitr
Kelly Rowland is 70 pounds lighter, and she is back on stage for another Destiny's Child reunion just months after giving birth to her first child. Rowland shared her weight loss secrets in an interview shared by Billboard. The singer stopped by Extra ...

and more »


SheKnows.com

Jenelle Evans Boasts About Her Weight Loss Success
SheKnows.com
Jenelle Evans is looking slim and trim these days. The reality star's Facebook fans worry that this continued weight loss could be the result of the stress surrounding her ongoing issues with Nathan Griffith. But the Teen Mom insists that she's worked ...

and more »


Yahoo Health

15 Weird Weight-Loss Tricks That Work
Yahoo Health
In a study published in the International Journal of Obesity, researchers assigned 96 obese women to take a multivitamin, calcium supplement, or placebo for 26 weeks. The vitamin group wound up with significantly less body fat than the others. “It's ...



People Magazine

Website Posts Anorexic Woman's Photos in List of 'Amazing Weight Loss ...
People Magazine
Anne Marie Sengillo posted photos of her eating disorder recovery progress on Reddit as an inspiration to others suffering with the diseases – so when website The Chive repurposed her photos for a post about weight loss inspiration, Sengillo felt it ...
This Site Posted a Recovering Anorexic Woman's Photos as Weight-Loss ...Health.com
The Chive Posts Anorexic Girl's Photos in "Amazing Weight Loss ...The Hollywood Gossip
Anorexic woman's skinny photos touted as 'amazing weight loss' success storyExaminer.com

all 6 news articles »

Google News


Advertisement



Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us

Copyright 2006 Luminati Inc. All rights reserved.