Benefits Of A Low Carb Lifestyle

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Low Carb Diets such as the Atkins Diet are all the rage these days. Many overweight individuals who have heard good things about so-called low carb diets have questions and concerns about them that they would like answered before starting them.

Q: What is a low carb diet?

A: The Ketogenic diet is a very low-carb, high-fat diet. Carbs are replaced with healthy fats and the reduction of carbs triggers a metabolic state known as lipolysis.
By depriving the body of carbohydrates, which is converted to glucose and typically used as fuel, it is forced to use its fat stores instead, literally melting it off the body when it is in ketosis.
Ketosis makes the body burn stored and dietary fat for energy instead of getting its energy from the carbs you eat. Ketosis also turns fat into ketones in the liver that helps supply energy to the brain.

Q: Isn’t low carb just another diet fad?

A: Absolutely not, it is a lifestyle change, and is not something intended as a quick weight or a temporary fix loss scheme.
There is a lot of scientific research evidence that has shown low carb eating to be highly effective for sustained weight loss and to provide other possible health benefits.

Q: What are the health benefits of a low carb diet?

– Stabilizes blood sugars to possibly manage and prevent type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Since low carb, eating eliminates insulin triggers, (starches and sugars) it is the diet of choice for those with pre-diabetes or those already diagnosed.

– Reduction in visceral fat – Research has shown that a low carb diet can help to reduce levels of visceral fat specifically rather than the superficial subcutaneous fat.

A: Low carb eating results in weight loss, which can be very quick and very dramatic. Eating low carb eliminates those pesky out of control cravings, stabilizes blood sugar and consequently the appetite, and research has shown that reducing carbohydrate consumption and replacing them with protein and healthy fats results in reducing overall calorie consumption naturally and without starvation. Needless to say, the side effects of this are quite impressive as obesity is linked to heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, cancer, reduced quality of life, belly fat, joint problems, autoimmune disease, and premature death.

– Maintain healthy blood pressure
May lower risks for heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

The Ketogenic diet is used to treat several types of cancer and to slow the growth of tumors.
The Ketogenic diet is also used to treat traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and poly-cystic ovary syndrome.
Eating less sugar and lowering insulin levels can help improve acne.
Many people report simply feeling better, including feeling less bloated, and having more energy than when they a high carb diet.

While a lot of research into low carb eating as it pertains to preventing or treating disease is far from conclusive, a low carb diet certainly results in weight loss and is especially important in regards to insulin-related and metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and other metabolic syndrome conditions.

Low Carb Diets such as the Atkins Diet are all the rage these days. Many overweight individuals who have heard good things about so-called low carb diets have questions and concerns about them that they would like answered before starting them. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about low carb eating:

A: Low carb eating results in weight loss, which can be very quick and very dramatic. Eating low carb eliminates those pesky out of control cravings, stabilizes blood sugar and consequently the appetite, and research has shown that reducing carbohydrate consumption and replacing them with protein and healthy fats results in reducing overall calorie consumption naturally and without starvation.

 

 

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