A low-carb diet is low in carbohydrates, primarily found in sugary foods, pasta and bread. Insteadof eating carbs, you eat real foods including protein, natural fats and vegetables.
Studies show that low-carb diets result in weight loss and improved health markers. The best part is there’s no need to count calories or use special products.
A low-carb diet means that you eat fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat. This can also be called a low-carb, high-fat diet (LCHF) or a keto diet.
For decades we were been told that fat is bad to our health. Meanwhile low-fat “diet” products, often full of sugar, have flooded supermarket shelves.
On a low-carb diet, you can eat all the fat you need to feel satisfied and, instead, you minimize your intake of sugar and starches. Most people can eat delicious foods until they are satisfied – and still lose weight. Because you need good fat found in avocado, nuts and unsalted butters.
When you avoid sugar and starches, your blood sugar tends to stabilize and the levels of the fat-storing hormone insulin drop. This increases fat burning and makes you feel more satiated, reducing food intake and causing weight loss.
Eat: Meat, fish, eggs, vegetables growing above ground and natural fats (like butter).
Avoid: Sugar and starchy foods (like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes).
Eat when you’re hungry, until you’re satisfied. It can be that simple. You do not need to count calories or weigh your food.