So, what is the Low Carbohydrate Diet? This is often called a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF).
As the name suggests, you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat.
It is a diet that completely eliminates all grains, most heavy starches like potatoes, legumes, bread, pasta, rice, etc. and of course sugar.
Basically, you lower the intake of sugars and starches. Yes, Starches!!! Simple and refined starches, grains, sugars are not good for you in large amounts, at least for most people.
Have the doctors told you that you should eat lots of cereals and grains?
These foods are the reason why you maybe be overweight. And, these foods are possibly making you sick. If you have I.B.S., Diabetes, Dementia, Alzheimer’s, Hypertension, ADHD, Gout, even something simple like obesity or acne and even Hay-fever, then you might want to keep on reading.
There is a whole host of diseases that are directly related to Cereal & Grain consumption.
It’s a very difficult thing to get your head around, the possibility that the food we are told to eat is what is making us sick.
(Keep in mind though that if you are healthy and do not have any kind of health issues then continue to eat as you normally would do)
“For the first time in history, we are having massive levels of obesity in third world countries. There are no fast food restaurants and everyone is in manual labour work”
How is that possible?
Shouldn’t they all be thin, working in the fields all day?
Um, let me explain what I mean….
Try this, go to a Doctor and ask them how to lose weight. And then, ask the same question to a Gym Trainer. The Doctor would say “eat less and exercise more”, but the Gym Trainer would say “eat more and exercise less”.
Who do you think has had more success at helping people lose weight and become healthy, the Doctor or the Gym Trainer?
You guessed right, the Gym Trainer.
Losing weight is 80% diet & 20% exercise. The doctors are not trained in nutrition properly, so they don’t usually consider ‘FOOD’ as a component of health as much as they should.
“I knew an old school doctor in my neighbourhood, he was obsessed with what his patients were eating. Those were some of his first questions to his patients, and they were also his last questions. He wasn’t a very ‘rich’ guy, he barely charged anything at all. But, he knew in literally 30 secs what’s wrong with a patient. The same thing nowadays in a modern hospital would cost like hundreds of dollars or lakhs of rupees with the 20 initial tests the doctor asks you to bring with yourself before he even agrees to see you.”
Why the Low Carb Diet will Work for Losing Weight Quickly
There are solid scientific reasons as to why the low-carb diet works. Many good and reliable scientific studies have shown that low-carb diets make it easier both to lose weight and to control your blood sugar. And also to prevent and cure lots of chronic illnesses.
Humans have no nutritional requirements for Carbohydrates. But fats and proteins are essential because the body cannot produce them. However, the body can produce all the glucose it needs from fat and protein.
When you avoid sugar and starches your blood sugar stabilizes and the levels of insulin (the fat-storing hormone) drop. This allows you to finally burn the fat that you have been storing up for decades.
“If you believe that weight loss requires self-deprivation, I’m going to teach you otherwise” – Robert Atkins
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- Citations: lifehack.org, drhyman.com