Low-carb diets tend to be pretty polarizing. Some people think they’re ineffective, while others believe that they encourage bad habits like eating fatty bacon cheeseburgers.
However, the idea that “carbs are bad” has left many people confused about carbohydrates and their importance for our health, including maintaining a healthy weight.
But low-carb, high-protein diets can yield real health benefits if you take the right approach to them.
So, rather than get stressed over what you should and maybe shouldn’t be putting in your body, get your head around some expert advice and care from our team of registered nutritionists at GourmetFuel. Our team of nutritionists have carefully designed a Low Carb Diet – 4 Week Weight Loss Plan to aid anyone looking to shed those extra kilos just in time for Phase 3.
What is Low Carb?
Not an hour goes by here at GourmetFuel where a customer doesn’t ask us if they should go carb-free, so we thought it would useful to clear up any confusion surrounding the Low Carb Diet – Weight Loss Plan.
Low-carb meal plans restrict your carb intake in favor of protein and fat. They’re typically higher in protein than low-fat meal plans, which is important, as protein can help curb your appetite, raise your metabolism, and conserve muscle mass. Bottomline, low-carb meal plans can aid weight loss and may be more effective than conventional low-fat meal plans. What’s more, they appear to be quite effective at burning harmful belly fat!
How Low is Low?
In general, a low-carb diet focuses on proteins, including meat, poultry, fish and eggs, and some non-starchy vegetables. A low-carb diet generally limits most grains, legumes, fruits, bread, sweets, pasta and starchy vegetables, and sometimes nuts and seeds. However, some low-carb diet plans allow small amounts of certain fruits, vegetables, and whole grains.
A daily limit of 20 to 60 grams of carbohydrates is typical with a low-carb diet. These amounts of carbohydrates provide 80 to 240 calories. But, some low-carb diets greatly restrict carbs during the initial phase of the diet and then gradually increase the number of allowed carbs.
Benefits of Low Carb
It’s hardly a coincidence that avoiding carbohydrates – like sugar and bread – has a special effect, beyond just focusing on calories. Carbohydrates, more than other foods, stimulate the release of the hormone insulin. And insulin is the body’s main fat-storing hormone!
Therefore, to lose excess body fat your number one goal should be reducing insulin levels. In order to do this, the first and most important thing is to eat fewer carbs – a low-carb diet. For many people this is enough to reach their goal weight.
Other Health Benefits
Low-carb diets may help prevent or improve serious health conditions, such as metabolic syndrome, diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular disease.
Low carb is very effective for reversing type 2 diabetes. It’s very unsurprising that low-carb diets work well for reversing type 2 diabetes. The main problem in diabetes is too high blood sugar levels – and the sugar in the blood comes from the carbohydrates that we eat. So, if you eat fewer carbohydrates, it’s very logical that it becomes easier for the body to control its blood sugar levels.
Low Carb Diet- 4 Week Weight Loss Plan
Our team of nutritionists have created a 4 Week 5 Day Low Carb Weight Loss Plan designed to help you lose weight while still enjoying delicious satisfying food. Our weight loss meal plan contains a variety of dishes from salads to omelettes, cassoulets to curries, all packed with wholesome ingredients to ensure you’re hitting all those macro and micronutrient requirements. This meal plan is designed to help you shift those extra kilos you may have gained during Lockdown in just 4 weeks!
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Annie is our Business Development Manager here at GourmetFuel. Annie completed her Bachelor’s degree in Food Innovation at the Technology University of Dublin. Before joining the team at GourmetFuel, she worked for a successful start-up company based in New York City where she gained valuable experience in product development, food safety, and allergen management and control. Her areas of interest are food business sustainability, health promotion, and nutrition research.
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