Eating carbs and losing weight sounds like an oxymoron to most people. Carbs are considered EVIL, and if you eat them, you are going to burn in the internal fire of excess body fat! (I just felt like doing an evil laugh after that last sentence… lol). Anyway, in this article I wanted to talk about low-carb diets and if they were effective for weight loss, if they are safe, or, is this whole “stay away from carbs like the plague” phenomenon that has hit the diet world something you should avoid. Read on to find out more!
Oh, and before I get into what I wanted to talk about today, I just wanted to give you a quick heads up: This article WILL NOT be any scientific mumble jumble! I am not a scientist, nutritionist, dietician, or a doctor. I am from a normal walk of life who just so happen to have tried out many diets, and gained a TON of experience and knowledge in the world of dieting, fitness, and health… and then through lots of trial and error, I finally found what worked the best for losing pounds of stubborn fat and getting an amazing body. Okay? Is that cool? Great!
Alright, first things first. You have a bunch of different diets out here all claiming to work the best for helping us lose weight… and I’ve tried them all… seriously! You have the low-carb diet (which we’re going to talk about today), the low-fat diet, the low-calorie diet, the starvation types of diets, the metabolism boosting types of diets, and those other strange fad diets you see all over the Internet and in magazines. With all of these diets, how is it ever possible to know which one is safe and effective for losing weight? Well, let’s first talk about low-carbohydrate dieting, and then I’ll talk about choosing the most effective diet.
Reducing Carbs Diet – Does It Work?
A reduced carbohydrate diet is typically based around significantly lowering all types of carbs. A diet like this is growing in popularity because of the fact that by eating too many carbohydrates, you are more at risk of suffering from obesity, excess body fat, diseases (especially diabetes), and so much more.
But, there is a problem: Remember how I said above that a diet such as this is based around lowering ALL types of carbs? Well, that’s where the problem lies…
You see, there are two types of carbohydrates. You have the good carbs and you have the bad carbs. The good kind are complex carbohydrates (fiber). The bad kind is sugar. Are you starting to see where the problem is yet?
My friend, if you significantly reduce your good carb intake, you are putting yourself at risk of having digestive problems, a loss of natural energy, and so much more. The only type of carb that should significantly be reduced are bad carbs (sugar, white flour foods, junk foods, processed foods, etc.). Good carbs are absolutely vital if you want to lose weight and burn fat naturally… BUT… at the same time improve your overall health.
So, to answer that question above on how is it ever possible to know which diet is going to be safe and effective for losing weight, all you have to do is look for one thing: Is the diet based around eating ALL types of foods, WITHOUT severely restricting IMPORTANT nutrients (such as good carbs in this case), and will it skyrocket your metabolic rate? If it is, then it is something worth taking a look at. Click Here For An Effective Diet That I Highly Recommend <==