So you think you’re finally ready to give up all the refined grains and sugars and opt for eating bacon 24/7? We’re kidding about the bacon, but going low-carb may in fact be a great solution for your weight loss.
Here’s how it works: Your body produces large amounts of insulin to help digest carbs. It increases blood sugar levels so that the body can turn the carbs into energy. But a low-carb diet involves withholding those pesky carbs so that the body will have to rely on fat stores instead to create energy.
In essence, your body becomes a super powerful, super-efficient fat burning machine.
And even better: there are numerous reported benefits to a low-carb diet.
Atkins was the original founder of the low-carb diet. Here’s the science behind his diet plan:
This diet relies on the philosophy of “good carbs” versus “bad carbs."
GOOD: Carbs with a low glycemic index (55 or less).
BAD: Carb-rich foods that are digested quickly (55 or more), causing a spike in blood sugar.
This diet goes back-to-the-basics. And we mean the very basics.
- Excludes anything our Paleolithic ancestors didn’t have access to.
- Focuses on low-carb, unprocessed food.
Here’s some more of the 411 on low-carb diets:
Sound like something you want to give a try? Cool. That’s why we here at Diet-to-Go serve up a low-carb menu to satisfy all your protein needs. Our low-carb menu yields only 30 net carbs per day, perfect for someone just getting started or a person seeking to maintain their weight loss plan.
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** Disclaimer: Please consult your physician before going on this or any other diet plan.