|The Lounge | Champions | The Wire | Schedule | Audio | Arcade | The Top Ten | Historical | Email | Video|
Low Carb Diets - Are They For You?
The revolution is here. Weight Loss as we know it has changed forever because of one diet.
One diet that has reached beyond the weight loss program boundaries and invaded areas heretofore unknown: areas like beer commercials and even the all sacred fast food menus.
There was even a recent report on how this diet has taken a huge revenue chunk out of the bread and flour industries. Now that's power.
You know which diet I'm talking about of course.
The big LC - LOW CARB
(also known as lo carb, Atkins, protein diet, Adkins,no carb, etc)
The low carb diet isn't new. In fact it's been around for years (long before Atkins wrote about it). And yet it just keeps pressing on, affecting our food choices and popular culture.
So what is it about the low carb diet that makes it so popular? Here are 3 reasons:
#1 You can eat as much as you want (of certain low carb foods)
While the type of food is restricted to low carb or no carb, you don't have to restrict how much food you eat (in theory).
This fact makes the low carb diet popular with those of us who have been starved and deprived by low fat diets for years.
It's a kind of 'have your cake and eat it too mentality' (as long as the cake is low carb!) Essentially the low carb diets says 'Eat all you want and STILL lose weight'
Hey, sign me up.
#2 You can eat 'bad' food.
Human nature being what it is, we love to break the rules, step over the line, tempt fate, and do something 'bad'.
We've been told for years that low carb foods - foods like eggs bacon, cheese, cream cheese, butter etc, are bad for us. With low carb diets we can lose weight while breaking all the low fat rules we've come to resent.
#3 People feel out of control with carbs
You've seen the plethora of new books and articles surfacing regarding carbohydrate addictions or cravings. Many people have bought into the mentality that they are 'addicted' to carbs (much the same way we get addicted to cigarettes or caffeine).
They feel that when they eat carbs, their cravings get out of control and instead of having one brownie for example, they can't stop the cravings and they eat the whole tray. So for some, low carb foods become the safe territory where they can eat and not feel out of control.
Those are several reasons why low carb diets are so popular but do they work?
That depends on which study you read. There have been mixed reports, some say they work, some say they give you the same results as a low fat diet.
But to break it down to an individual level, here's my take:
For the low carb diet to be successful, you have to approach it as a life change (and that's a big life change).
You have to be dedicated to getting over the transition period (often called carb withdrawal) which can feel pretty lousy.
You have to dedicate yourself to finding new low carb ways of eating, new low carb recipes and products. It can be done - but you'd better be willing to put the work in.
However for those just looking for a chance to eat all the 'bad' food they want and still lose tons of weight in 2 weeks - save yourself the pain, the carb withdrawal and the keto-strips and just cut down your portion sizes.
Kathryn O'Neill is a contributing writer to Diet and Weight Loss Reviews.
For more free weight loss tips and diet reviews, visit http://www.FreeToBeThin.com.
Diet Doc Alerts Patients about Deceptive Weight Loss Advertisements and Unsafe ... - GlobeNewswire (press release)
The Importance of Vitamins when Dieting
In our quest to get that "perfect" body, we actually tend to lose our focus on the real things that should matter to us, such as our health and well-being. Thus, we end up not only neglecting our insides but possibly our relationships with others as well.
Binge Eating: Will This Cycle Ever Stop?
Here's a letter from my email:Dear Carol,I took your teleclass two years ago (I think). I reflect so often on everything the class covered that it seems like it was much more recently that I took the course.
How To Measure Body Fat
When it all comes down to losing or gaining weight, most people turn to the scales to determine how much they should lose or gain to have the weight or the shape that they desire.However, health experts said weight alone is not a clear indicator of good health because it does not distinguish between pounds that come from body fat and those that come from lean body mass or muscle.
Conspiracy Foods, The Inside Story about the Mass Produced Foods that are Making Society Sick
Food manufacturers can easily manipulate a whole population by the products they make available at a cheap price. The way those foods are processed and the things that are added to them can decide the level of health that millions of people experience.
The Band Fill--Adjusting Your LapBand
A fill is nothing to be worried about. The actual procedure takes only about 15 minutes.
Conquer Those Carbohydrate Cravings
Are you a hopeless carbohydrate addict? Let's conquer these cravings once and for all?..
Stress Eating & Unbearable Cravings
It's common to respond to stress by distracting yourself with your favorite comfort foods. Here are some ideas for healthier ways to cope when you're under pressure:1.
The Best Weight Loss Programs and Plans - Find Out About Them Online
Are you considering a low carb diet? If so you may be confused as to which low carb diet is the best. There is no easy answer for this question.
3 Fast Weight Loss Tips That Work
Looking to lose some pounds quickly? Fast and safe weight loss is possible - but only if you do it right. Just keep in mind that we're only talking about losing a few pounds here.
Fast Weight Loss and Exercise - Pay Now or Pay Them Later!
Why have I allowed myself to get into this shape? Have you ever said that? With life comes responsibility and with decisions comes consequences. It's your choice today to do something positive.
How 40,000 People Reversed Heart Disease
It is well known that about two-thirds of the U.S.
Rapid Weight Loss - Is It Healthy and Does It Work?
It is important that the public not only understand the right ways to lose weight, but also equally understand the wrong ways!There have been many FAST weight loss systems that have come and gone over years - The Cambridge Diet and Slim Fast are two that spring to mind. "LighterLife" is the latest meal replacement diet to tempt the public.
The Secrets Behind Successful Diet Tips Explained
Digestion is a chemical process. Our body combines different types of foods in our stomach using chemical reactions.
3 Guilt Free Fat Burning Food After Dinner Snacks
Want an after dinner snack? Jealously watching your family consume full-fat ice-cream, biscuits and cakes as you're reading this, and feeling left out? Then try these delicious alternatives, designed not to limit your calorie intake, but to be satisfying, providing nutrient-rich and low energy dense food.Fat Burning Snack Idea No.
Cycle Your Way To Weight Loss
Of all the possible exercises there are to help you lose weight, cycling is one of the best.If you want to lose weight and are looking for the perfect exercise, or if you're looking for a great calorie burning exercise to add to your exercise repertoire, this article is for you.
A Full Scale War
It happens every morning when you mosey out of bed, somewhere between the time you take off that robe and the instant you step into the shower. For others, it happens immediately after a workout, as soon as you peel off those sweaty clothes and stand aimlessly in your birthday suit.
Gastric Bypass Surgery Alternative
I am considering Gastric bypass surgery because I am overweight, in fact I am a least 100 pounds over my ideal weight making me obese. I have tried the Atkins diet and had some success but I gained the weight right back in just over a month.
Tenuate: Should A Diet Pill Be Part Of Your Weight Loss Checklist?
Maybe your doctor suggested it. Maybe your favorite outfit doesn't fit you just the way you like, or maybe you've just decided that you want to be the healthiest you that you can be.
Why Breakfast is Good for You
Exercise Bike Program - How to Lose Weight
Your pants are a bit tight, you can't seem to stop eating junk, and you're tired all of the time. It's time to get healthy and lose weight.
Section Site Map - Submit News - Feedback - Comments - Advertise with Us
Copyright © BoxingScene.com LLC. All rights reserved.