Low carbohydrate foods contain mostly protein and dietary fat.
Many people that use a low carb diet to lose weight, choose food that is low in carbohydrates.
This includes mostly lean protein, seafood, green vegetables, nuts, and seeds. In fact most natural, unprocessed meat, nuts and seeds contain zero carbohydrates.
Even though green fibrous vegetables are mostly carbohydrates, they have a very low calorie density and are excellent sources of fiber which is a must when using a low carb diet.
This 30% of calories from carbohydrates can be consumed only for two to three and then should be raised back to about 50% of your calories.
Using a low carbohydrate approach does not mean eating foods that are low in carbohydrates. It means simply eating a smaller amount of calories that come from carbohydrates.
Meal planning is an important part of using low carb approaches, because seeing what each food is made up of and how many calories it contains, will help you to stay within your daily calorie limit and to make sure you consume all the nutrients your body needs to function properly.
Low carbohydrate foods like dairy products can also be consumed, during alow carb diet but make sure that you read the labels and take into account the carbohydrates contained in them.
If your major health goal is to create a lean, healthy body, then the best approach is to eat all the nutrients, carbohydrates, lean protein and good dietary fat in moderation.
Consuming the amount of calories that your body can burn during the day is just as, if not even more important.
If you consume more calories than your body can burn, it does not matter what nutrients you eat, you will simply gain weight.
The lies that are written in some sources about being able to eat a certain food in any amount and not gain weight are rediculous.
It is very simple, consuming more calories than your body burns, is the major reason for weight gain, period! And the fact that a food is low in carbs will never help you lose weight, if you eat too much of it.