Weight Loss Tips & Secrets

Weight Loss Tips & Secrets

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What can one eat& drink on a low-carb diet?

When choosing a weight loss plan you can explore dozens of diets, and one of the most popular is the low-carb approach. This diet forgoes conventional wisdom, advocating consumption of fewer carbohydrates such as bread, pasta and potatoes.

Theories/Speculation

Some low-carb diets promote the theory that carbohydrates raise insulin, which prevents the breakdown of body fat and increases hunger, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMM). Proponents of the low-carb approach contend that the body breaks down fat and uses it for energy in the absence of carbohydrates, according to the Mayo Clinic.

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Types

According to UMM, the most popular low-carbohydrate programs are the Atkins and South Beach diets.

What One Can Eat

Acceptable food choices include nuts (almonds, cashews, peanuts), eggs, cheese, chicken, beef, pork and fish. Low-carbohydrate versions of pasta and bread can also be consumed.

What One Can Drink

Sugar-free drinks are ideal for this type of diet. Choose water, black coffee, unsweetened tea, low-fat milk and diet sodas.

Considerations

According to the Mayo Clinic, low-carbohydrate diets may not help with long-term weight loss because of the relatively high percentage of people who stop following them after a period of time.

Source:

Mayo Clinic: Low-Carb Diets

University of Maryland Medical Center: Low-Carb Diets—The Right Way to Go?

University of Michigan Health System: Fad Diets—Low Carbohydrate Diet Summaries

More Information:

PCRM: Fad Diets—Low Carbohydrate Diet Summaries

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