What is low carb diet?

The diet followed by restricting the consumption of carbohydrates is known as “low-carb” diet. The food items which contain higher carbohydrates are limited.

What food items can be included in a low-carb diet?

Food items such as

  • Fish
  • Meat
  • Egg
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Non-gluten

 Can be included in the diet.

What food items should not be included in a low-carb diet?

Food items such as

  • Sugar
  • Wheat
  • Processes food
  • Refined food
  • HFCS
  • Seed oil
  • Trans fat
  • High starch items

 Can be avoided.

Is low carb diet helpful in loosing weight?

Yes. According to researchers the low-carb diet is very much effective for weight loss.

Significance of low- carb diet in losing weight

  • It is very significant in loosing weight.
  • When the amount of carb intake is less it tends to reduce the appetite.
  • When there is less appetite it causes automatic weight loss .
  • But this differs from person to person according to the body type, age and gender.
  • Few people can eat carb until fullness and can still lose weight.
  • Researchers say that cutting down carb intake is an effective way as it replaces with protein , vegetables, nuts and healthy food.
  • By including plenty of low carb vegetables and cutting down starch food helps to loose body weight and is also nutritious to our body.
  • Low carb diet doesn’t mean no carb diet so, we can include low carb food like avocados, nuts and seeds.
  • By avoiding unprocessed food in this helps you gain more nutrients to your body.
  • Unrefined sources that include fiber can be chosen.
  • Oats, brown rice , sweet potatoes can be included in the diet.

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