- Publisher: 80/20 Wellness Plan
- Edition: Version 1.0
- Available in: PDF
- Published: October 6, 2016
A low carb diet is strongly targeted at weight loss but has additional health benefits for reducing both the risk and effects of conditions such as type two diabetes.
By limiting your consumption of carbohydrates your body will be reducing the impact of excess insulin in the body. This means that instead of storing excess carbs as fat your body will use your stored body fats as fuel.
Unless you undertake work or recreation that has a continual high-energy requirement, your body only needs a low calorie or energy requirement for its needs. Much of the excess calories consumed are stored as fat to provide for possible future starvation, which in this day and age is very unlikely to happen.
Whereas protein and dietary fats are digested and released slowly, carbohydrate metabolic release is much faster. The simpler the sugars, or higher the glycemic index of the particular carb, the faster the release into the bloodstream occurs.
Blood sugar levels excessive to what the body needs at the time must be quickly dealt with by released insulin, as this excess blood sugar is actually dangerous to the body. Therefore, consuming carbohydrate foods excess to immediate energy requirements means this excess will almost certainly be stored as fat.
Understanding this basic physiological process, combined with knowing how saturated with high-GI carbohydrate foods our modern western diet is, makes it easier to understand why obesity and lifestyle disease rates continually grow.
Simply put, most carbohydrate foods contain far more ‘too-readily’ usable calories than our bodies need or can use, while often providing little in the way of nutrient value, that is, all they provide is mostly energy (calories).
This why a low carb diet is excellent for weight loss.
Here’s what’s included in the Low Carb Diet e-book:
1. Low Carb Diet
2. Low Carb Diet – The Atkins Diet
3. How The Atkins Diet Helps You Lose Weight
4. Atkins Diet – Lipolysis and Ketosis
5. Atkins Diet – Overcoming the Weight Loss Plateau
6. Vegetarians and the Atkins Diet
7. Low Carb Diet – Weight Loss
8. Low Carb Diet Foods
9. Low Carb Diet Tips
10. Low Carb Diets
11. Useful Resources/Links