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Weight Loss Using Low-Carb Diet – Points to Remember

Low carb diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates intake, which in turn limits insulin release. Control of insulin encourages the body to burn instead of storing fat. A low carb diet has a high proportion of meat and high fibre vegetables and a small amount of carbohydrates from unprocessed foods. Here are a few facts to remember.

  • Meat, fish and poultry generally contain no carbohydrates, however be aware of hidden carbohydrates in sausages, pies and cured, processed meats.
  •  Vegetables contain carbohydrates, however most have a large proportion of fibres not absorbed by the body. Green vegetables are particularly high in fibre.
  • While cheese and milk are protein foods, they are also carbohydrates foods and should be included with caution in a low-carb diet.
  • Alcohol should be taken in moderation as high volumes of alcohol amounts to an equally high quantity of carbohydrates.
  • Be mindful of caffeine in coffee, coffee, chocolate, cola and other soft drinks, pain killers and cough mixtures as they may cause the release of insulin
  • Fat found in whole foods is good, try to avoid processed fatty foods as these contain trans fatty acids.

 

Reference

Barnaby K, 2005, The Low-Carb Diet Gourmet, Pan Macmillan Ltd, London

 

 

 

 

Healthy Cooking As An Aid to Weight Lose

Its alright talking about diet and exercise in achieving desired weight lose results, but without nutritious well cooked food that you look forward to eating it becomes a dreary and taxing task.  Good food that is well balanced with the right nutrients is a great aid to any weight lose effort – after all as the saying goes, “you are what you eat”… what better way to live this out be eating healthy to be healthy.

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