Low-Carb Weight Loss Plans and How to Approach Them
For quite a while, people who seek quick weight loss have turned to low-carb diets as a solution. Nevertheless, there are many who question the safety and/or effectiveness of this approach. There are two issues surrounding this diet: many people have noted the severe restriction on the food intake, although those who stuck it out, actually experienced noticable weight loss. There are other possible concerns about how this type of diet affects the human body. Some of the points that have been about this fat loss method will be explored and described below.
One thing is certain with this diet is that fast fat loss is definitely possible. Also, ferocious workouts are also not necessary, since, if you follow the guidelines properly, it will be sufficient for you to lose weight (if that is your only goal). Obviously, combining the diet with a reasonable exercise program will be more effective and better for your body long-term. Several people have actually reported that they have lost rougly one-pound per day using this plan for several weeks.
OK, it should come as no surprise that a low-carb diet will not allow you to eat as much as you want. Some believe that restricting yourself to low-carb foods alone will guarantee some degree of weight loss; this is not the case. If you consume too many calories in the process, you might actually end up gaining instead of losing weight. Also, low carb does not translate into no carb, so this must be taken into consideration as well. The bottom line is that eating as much as you choose will necessarily introduce some carbs into the process, which works against the goal. For success, you need to watch both the calorie and the carb intake together.
Not into vegetables? This may be a real problem since you will further limit your food options, making your compliance to this program almost impossible. Nutrition would be a concern also because, without fruit and vegetables, you would end up eating primarily meat and eggs, depriving your body of certain vitamins and minerals. For example, without a sufficient amount of Vitamin C, you risk Scurvy and similar conditions. Most of the most important vitamins are contained in fruits and vegetables, so it is important to identify some that you can tolerate, and add them to your diet plan.
So, while it is clear that you can lose a substantial amount of weight on these classes of diet plans, you can also negatively affect your health to a great degree if you are not careful. Generally, we know that many doctors disagree with such diet plans; however, it is strongly suggested that you discuss this with your primary care physician. If your are intent on following through with a low-carb plan, s/he can advise you of how to supplement your nutrition intake with the necessary vitamins your body must have for you to maintain your health.