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Monday, November 20, 2006

Low Carb Diet Plans

Have you been considering a low carb diet as a part of
your weight loss plan?

If so, here's a nice little comparison between three of the
most popular plans currently on the market.

Low Carb Diet Plans: "Low Carb Diet Plans


I’m sure you have heard of them, low carb diet plans.
This type of diet is very popular now, because people
who are trying to lose weight have discovered how
effective low carb diet plans really are. Many of us
love carbs, and it really is hard to lose weight and keep
it off without restricting carbs in the diet.

There are many low carb diet plans to choose from,
and the only way to decide which one is right for you,
is to compare each of them side by side to see which
one you can live with.

There are various websites that have a ton of
information available for dieters, that compare low
carb diet plans and specific information on each one.
A good site to visit is
www.lowcarb.ca/atkins-diet-and-low-carb-plans/
which has personal testimonials as well as support
and recipes for the low carb dieter.

There are good carbs and bad carbs just like anything
else. Bad carbs include breads, baked goods, cereals,
pastas, white potatoes, white rice, certain candies, and
most alcoholic beverages.

Good carbs are those that are high in fiber and low
in carb count, such as, sweet potatoes, brown and
wild rice, whole grain breads and pastas, fresh fruits
and vegetables, and red or white wine.

Each low carb diet plan is somewhat the same, except
they are each unique regarding how much of what you
get to eat when. Many low carb diet plans start out
with a beginning phase that is more restrictive,
especially for the first two weeks, and more foods are
slowly added back in as the diet progresses.

Each of these low carb diet plans restricts amount of
carbohydrate intake to a degree, some more than
others, and fiber offsets the carb count of each food
item. The higher the fiber, the lower the carb count.

The Atkins diet is focused on eating meats, protein, and
good fats, and does not include any fruits or vegetables in
the beginning, which may not be tolerable for some people.

This diet also only allows twenty carbs or less per day,
and heavily encourages the use of dietary supplements.

The South Beach Diet is somewhat easier to stick to because
it allows a greater variety of foods in the first phase, including
vegetables and lean meats, and does not restrict the carb
count as much as Atkins.

The Zone is another popular low carb diet plan that
incorporates some of the same principles of the Atkins and
South Beach Diets, but the emphasis is on keeping the ratio
of daily intake at 40% carbs, 30% protein, and 30% fat.
Meals are divided into ‘blocks’ and basically the same foods
are eaten throughout the diet, the only difference being, that
more fat is added after goal weight is obtained to keep the
dieter from continuing to lose more weight.

Whichever low carb diet plan you chose will be effective,
that is a given, because carbs are what affect the insulin
levels in our bodies and cause cravings.

Once we have learned to eat in a healthy way, and only
eat the good carbs, we will weight less and be able to keep
the weight off. Be sure to consult your physician if you
need to lose a considerable amount of weight, so that he or
she can recommend the low carb diet plan that is right for
you.

2 Comments:

Blogger John Tiniakos said...

Good post.

Choose slow carbs as oppossed to low carbs. Slow meaning the body converts them to glucose slower - stabilizing blood sugar levels.

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Blogger Gaggan said...

My weight loss continues (thankfully). I think I have another 10 to 15 pounds left until I reach my ideal weight.
Thank you for stopping by.
Be well!
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11:28 PM  

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