A few days ago my friend was asking me for weight loss advice. I told them diet is the biggest key. You can exercise a lot, burn a bunch of calories, then mess it up quickly with your food. I am not one to eliminate any food groups. We eat them for a reason and they provide fuel for different body functions. There are some myths associated with low carb diets. I am here to crush all those myths so that you can decide for yourself whether it is right for you or not!
The low carb diets of old drove me crazy. I don’t know a single person, nor have I ever heard of anyone that kept the weight off from doing Atkins. South Beach was a little better because it did bring good carbs back into your diet. The low GI kind. The problem I had with these low-no carb diets was people didn’t read the entire book or follow how it was written I think. I never did read either of them in their entirety myself lol
I know people picked and chose what they wanted to believe about it. One couple I know ate tons of bacon and high fat meats. Can you imagine how horrible their arteries were? They didn’t eat any fiberous fruits and vegetables so their digestive systems must have been a wreck.
Eating low carb doesn’t mean eliminating them. For myself and my clients it means eliminating the bad choices. Taking out the white sugars, the white flours, the foods with a high glycemic index (GI). It also means limiting even the good carbs so your body will go to your fat stores for fuel.
The good carbs (low GI) are going to give you longer and more sustainable fuel for your body. They are considered low GI because they take longer to break down. They won’t give you the sugar rush and crash. Foods like quinoa, brown rice and 100% whole grain breads. Not just whole wheat breads but the kind that are really full of nuts and grains.
Plus the low GI foods are high in fiber. Which for those of us with intestinal disorders, and there are many, is a must. While it can’t get rid of our issues it can definitely help curb some of the pain and discomfort.
In previous years I had more generic plans. But now it’s all mapped out. You can download it for free and follow it as well. It’s helped my husband lose over 30 pounds and me to lose and keep off 16. Portions and foods are all mapped out for you. The best part is this isn’t an expensive diet. You can shop the sales and get your lean meats on the cheap. Plus right now there are a ton of vegetables in season for low prices.
All the info you need is at the BetterHealthin24.com 24 day challenge. Just download and print steps 1,2,3 and stick to the food. No strings attached and no need to sign up for any newsletter. There is also a cookbook so you don’t get bored and a measurements sheet. You definitely want to take your measurements.