Low Carbohydrate Diet Guide to Weight Loss

What’s this?

      It is introduce in the weight slimming industry by two advocates of low carbohydrates diet program created by Dr. Agatston and Atkins. The diet claim to  work because they reduce insulin levels in the diet. Insulin by the way is a naturally occurring hormone released by pancreas which lowers blood levels and regulate the body uses of fats, carbohydrates and proteins. The low carbohydrates diets are popular among Hollywood stars.

How does it work?

     Less intake of carbohydrate or totally eliminating it in the diet result in loses weight. The proportion of serving of carbohydrates varies in proportion. Such as in the cases of South beach diet and Atkins diet eliminates the role of carbohydrates in the diet in return they favor it in exchanges of food rich in protein and fat. Reduction of processed sugar intake in the diet is a must to weight lose.

What does it promise?

     Eating low carbohydrate diet reaps lots of benefits such as good for those with people with diabetes, decreased hypertension, increased lean body mass, reduction in excess body weight, improved immune function, and improved cardiovascular status. The low carbohydrate diet is the cornerstone of the Atkins diet highly proclaimed, “By reducing your carbohydrate intake, you decrease the release of insulin from the pancreas, thereby improving your health status and loss of body fat. If you follow the diet you’ll almost certainly lose weight.”

The verdict:

     Less consumption of carbohydrates could not be good in the long run as food rich in carbohydrates supplement the most  energy and eliminating it in the diet by consuming protein rich food may result in hypoglycemia or low blood sugar levels which in some severe cases may result in comatose.  Some low carbohydrate diets include consumption of saturated fats linked in heart attack and stroke. The diet is not highly recommended for those who have high risk of marginalized health. Ask the opinion of your physician first before subjecting yourself to low carbohydrate diet.



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