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Saturday, March 25, 2006

Study: Low-Carb Burns Twice As Much Body Fat As Low-Fat

Here's another interesting story from Jimmy Moore,
low carb dieting's fiercest proponent!

It seems as though the only way to get the good side
of low carb diet plans is to check the foreign press.

Study: Low-Carb Burns Twice As Much Body Fat As Low-Fat:

Jimmy Moore
March 23, 2006

The following is a reprint from the blog 'Livin' La Vida

Why is it that any POSITIVE news about livin' la vida
low-carb is generally only found in foreign news sources?

This PakTribune story details an exciting study that
shows a low-carb diet like Atkins produces greater
weight loss in obese women over a four-month period
than the low-fat diet.

Led by Dr. Bonnie J. Brehm, a dietician and nutrition
professor at the University of Cincinnati School of
Nursing, this four-month study involved 50 moderately
obese women who were randomly placed on either a
low-carbohydrate diet or a low-fat diet. Additionally,
the low-fat diet group had to cut back on their calories
(poor ladies!).

At the end of the four-month period, 80 percent of the
women had completed the study and the study
participants in both groups lost both total body weight
and body fat, the researchers noted.

However, the group that was on a low-carb diet lost more
than 10 percent of their body weight (22 total pounds,
14 pounds of stored body fat) compared with 7 percent
for the low-fat diet group (14 total pounds, 7 pounds of
stored body fat). The low-carb diet group lost TWICE
as much body fat as the low-fat diet group during
the study.

As for physical activity during the study, it was estimated
by using pedometers on each of the study participants that
there was 'no significant change' or difference between the
two groups.

Read the rest of the story here.

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Friday, March 10, 2006

Adopting A Low Carb Diet

Can you really eat enough to be full AND lose weight
at the same time?

According to Dana Goldberg you can!

This is just one of the benefits of a low carb diet plan.

Read on my friend...

Adopting A Low Carb Diet:

March 07, 2006

by Dana Goldberg

Diets have appeared in many different forms, especially
fad diets. Among the problems with these fad diets is
that as well as often leaving you feeling very hungry
they can also be unhealthy and only work for a short
space of time.

Research has indicated that the most effective diets are
those that can be adhered to over long periods of time.
In the case of fad diets, weight tends to be very erratic
and while you may lose weight initially it is not unusual
to put that weight back on and eventually increase your

One of the huge benefits of a low carb diet is that you do
not need to feel hungry. This may seem like it avoids the
point of a diet, but it doesn't. The aim of dieting is not to
eat less but to lose weight or eat more healthily.

The most famous of all low carb diets is the Atkins diet
and this remains popular because it allows you to eat
good-sized meals and is proven to help you lose weight.

The basics of a low carb diet are that you can eat as much
food as you like until you are full, as long as you only eat
the allowed foods.

Generally speaking, this includes meat, cheese, fish, eggs
and poultry. You are also allowed a certain amount of green
vegetables each day.

As well as being a healthy way to lose weight, a low carb
diet will give you a sustained weight loss meaning you can
continue to lose weight even after the initial push and you
will keep the weight off once it is gone.

It will also lower your cholesterol and blood pressure as
well as stabilize your blood sugar level.

You should supplement a low carb diet with multi vitamins
because your body will become partially starved of these
essential vitamins.

Dana Goldberg is owner of Lose Fat Advisory,
Diet and fitness tips, information, support, and
for all ages.

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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Low Carb Diet - Is It A Good Way To Lose Weight?

Cutting out refined flour and sugar are a basic staple
of a true low carb diet plan. Moderation in complex
carbs is advised too.

Here's a short article explaining why simple carbs
aren't good for someone looking to lose weight.

Low Carb Diet - Is It A Good Way To Lose Weight?:

March 06, 2006

by Paul Cris

It is a true fact that the people following a low fat
diet loose weight drastically. But the recent
clinical studies prove that people reducing carbs
steadily, loose weight still rapidly. Look at the negative
and positive aspects of the diet before committing to it.

There are different kinds of diet introduced by the
medical experts such as Atkins diet, South Beach Diet,
the Zone Diet, Sugar Busters, and Protein Power diet
etc which aim at reducing the consumption of fatty

The two main ingredients that increase your weight
rapidly are the refined flour and sugar. They increase
the glucose levels in the blood, and helps pancreas to
produce more excessive insulin. Due to the excessive
amount of insulin the carbs are easily converted
into fats.

When your food comprises of low carbs, the pancreas
produces less of insulin. The unnecessary storages of
fats are burnt and you swiftly start loosing weight.

When you stick to the low carb diet the level of glucose
in the body is less and you are less prone to diabetes.

Due to the increased level of insulin production,
hormonal changes take place and you develop blocked
pores in your skin. These problems later lead to skin
diseases like acne, pimples, whiteheads etc.

Some people cannot simply desert the carb rich foods
because they are strongly accustomed to the taste. Such
people must use substitutes like breads with wholesome

You can continuously enjoy with your favorite dishes
while reducing your weight.

Apart from abiding to a particular diet pattern, it is also
important to plan an exercise routine. As far as possible,
keep a track of your weight and gradually increase your
exercise duration. Make sure that you are strictly
following your diet pattern you have chosen.

Low carb diet is a very good way to lose weight.

Paul Cris has been providing answers to lots of queries
through his website on a wide variety of subjects ranging
from satellite phones to acne. To learn more visit

This article represents the views and opinions of the
author and not of

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Friday, March 03, 2006

Dieters slurp down oodles of low carb noodles

Is there an alternative to your favorite pasta dish?

Read the story below to see if you could enjoy a
heaping bowl of pasta while sticking to your low
carb diet!

Dieters slurp down oodles of low carb noodles:

By Erica Orden
Columbia News Service
Mar. 1, 2006 07:27 AM

NEW YORK -- When Mark O'Meara and his wife quit
smoking last year, he experienced an all too common
problem: He gained weight--35 pounds, to be exact.

And so O'Meara, a 46-year-old computer programmer,
and his wife, Char, vowed to get back in shape by
following a low-calorie Weight Watchers plan.

But there was a wrinkle. The O'Mearas, who live in
a small village called Lake in the Hills, Ill., adored
pasta and sat down to big bowlfuls of spaghetti two
or three nights a week. According to Weight Watchers,
the high-carbohydrate, calorie-dense food was
off-limits to the O'Mearas if they wanted to shed pounds.

Read what the O'Mearas did about their cravings here.

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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Simple vs. Complex Carbs

Y'know, with all the talk concerning low carb diet
plans sometimes we tend to overlook the real reasons
behind why a low carb diet works in the first place.

Here's an easy look at what carbs are and why they
affect us so much.


In a nutshell, there are two kinds of carbohydrates,
simple and complex. Some refer to them as bad and
good carbs, fast and slow digestion carbs and other
possibly confusing lingo. Here’s the scoop.


Foods with simple or refined carbohydrates most
often have a low nutrient content and a
high-glycemic index. They are quick to digest
and can cause blood sugar to soar then fall
dramatically within a short span of time.
In order to keep the body running more healthy
and stable, health advisors recommend that these
type foods be limited.

Examples of these simple carbs are white bread,
potatoes, bananas, and sugary treats like cookies,
candy, cupcakes and cakes, and soda beverages
like popular cola products.


Foods with complex carbohydrates contain
many nutrients and have a low- to
moderate-glycemic index. Higher fiber
content in these foods means slower digestion,
which is healthier for the body. And these foods
are considered good choices by health advisors.

Examples of these complex carbs are whole
grains, most fruits and vegetables. Legumes, plants
of the pea or bean family, are also in this category.


While studies like one from the University of
Arkansas for Medical Sciences in January of
2004 show that low-carb diets can help with
weight loss; the carbs need to be of the complex,
low-glycemic type.

Notable is that a total avoidance of the simple carbs
is not necessary, either. In other words a treat
now and then, in moderation (and approved per your
dietary advisor or in accordance with your health
practitioner), should be fine.

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