How Low-Carb Weight Loss Diet Works

by Maria on April 10, 2015

This weight loss diet works on the principle that when no carbohydrate is stored in the muscles for energy, the body will power itself using its fat stores as its fuel source, causing you to lose weight quickly, efficiently and safely.

Research has found that when your diet is continuously rich in carbohydrates, which in effect keep your insulin pump on, you severely limit ( if not completely halt) the breakdown of your body fat to fuel. In essence, your body gets addicted to that glucose and  becomes physically starved.This is why many obese individuals cannot lose weight while continuing to eat carbs. Simply put, their insulin levels hold those fat stores hostage.

However, the best news of all is that, as soon as you shift your body’s metabolism from relying on carbs to relying on fat and protein, you’ll lose weight effortlessly and permanently, gain more energy throughout the day, sleep better, be more creative and productive, have sharper memory and faster brain, enjoy a better sex life.

It’s a fact, that the carbs that trigger the biggest surge in blood sugar are typically the most fattening. They include anything made with refined flour (breads, cereals, pastas); starches such as rice, potatoes and corn; and liquid carbs like soda, beer, and fruit juice.

For example, when fructose hits the liver, most of it gets converted to fat and sent to our fat cells. No wonder, fructose is called the most fattening carb.

To sum up: Eating carbohydrates stimulates insulin production, which leads to fat production, fat retention, reduced ability to burn fat, and triggering enzymes that lock fat tightly into our cells.

Plus, when your body is running mostly on carbs, it’s being driven by the glucose-insulin roller-coaster ride which results in intense hunger when your blood sugar plunges, and short-lived satiety, while eating a low-carb, higher-fat diet will have the opposite effect. It will eliminate cravings and prevent those mental shut-downs in the afternoon that often occur on carb-based diets. Moreover, it will automatically allow you to control calories, burn more fat, and put an end to mindless eating.

Lastly, good fats sources include coconut oil, olive oil, sesame oil, avocado oil, avocado, olives, nuts and seeds, and fatty fish (salmon, tuna, mackerel, herring, trout, and sardines).

So, why wait and not eliminate carbs and include good fats and protein in your weight loss program? Start today! And remember, no weight loss diet is complete without exercise for weight loss!

 

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