Low carb diet
One of the most popular diet meal plans around, the Low Carb diet works by restricting the amount of carbs that you eat.
While carbs are an essential part of healthy eating, too many carbs can dramatically raise your blood sugar levels - this causes sudden fluctuations in insulin levels, and as a result, the body converts more food into fat for storage.
Low carb diets aim to reduce carbs by eliminating the worst sources - for example cakes, biscuits, doughnuts, crisps, chips, and fizzy drinks.
Pros : Low carb diet
- A proven route to weight loss
- Not a highly restricted diet meal plan
- Emphasis on eating quality carbs (fruit and vegetables) plus lean protein and healthy fats
- Numerous health benefits can accrue including: Improved triglycerides, Increased HDL ("good") cholesterol, Improved insulin sensitivity, Decreased blood pressure
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Publications : Low carb diet
Rose Elliot presents an easy to follow Low Carb diet plan review for vegetarians. This book includes over 80 recipes, helpful tips for losing weight and staying slim, a carb counter, diet meal plans, and an explanation of why the diet works.
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Example recipes : Low carb dietQuick White Bread
- 3/4 cup whey protein powder
- 1/8 cup "Just Whites" (egg white powder)
- 1 Tablespoon baking powder
- 1 pkt Splenda
- (If using Vanilla whey to make a sweet vanilla bread, add 3 pkts.)
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup heavy cream
- 3 large eggs
- 1/8 cup water
- 3 Tablespoon olive oil or sweet almond oil
Preheat oven to 400?F. Oil a Pyrex loaf pan and set aside. Mix all dry ingredients in a small bowl.
Mix all liquid ingredients in large bowl; then add dry ingredients and mix with hand mixer for one minute. Pour into loaf pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes.
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Verdict : Low carb diet
The low carb diet is an effective way to lose weight without drastically cutting calories. With the emphasis on eating quality carbs and low fat sources of protein, this is also a very healthy diet meal plan that should see changes in your overall well-being as well as weight loss.