Weight Loss: What is The Carb Lovers Diet?
In the world of weight loss world, how often have you been told to cut down eating carbs to shed weight? Pretty often, right. Following the advice, many of you gave up potatoes, pastas and bread while secretly dreaming about it. Not to forget, avoiding carbs all together in the fear of not fitting onto those skinny jeans.
But for all the carb lovers out there, we have some good news for you. According to a study conducted by various nutritionists, it states that carbs will not make you fat; in fact it will make you thin. Yes, you read right.
Carbs can be included in your daily eating plan by adopting ‘The Carb Lovers Diet’. Sounds too good to be true? Read on.
The Carb Lovers Diet is a healthy diet because it emphasizes on the importance of incorporating the right kind of carbs in your menu.
Carbs are needed to fuel your body with energy and if you choose them carefully, it will actually help you to shed some pounds. The Carb Lovers Diet follows this philosophy and it is a healthy eating plan simply because you are monitoring your calories and consuming healthy carbs.
The important thing to remember is that to get the most out of this diet you need to eat the right carbs so that you to feel full, your energy level stay high and you also lose some weight in the process.
Wondering which carb is the best for weight loss? Then choose carbs which are rich in resistant starch.
Resistant starch is a type of carbohydrate that resists digestion in the small intestine, makes you feel full, and helps burn more fat. Besides, it also helps to curb food cravings, control blood sugar levels and boosts your metabolism.
Resistant starch comes from four different forms and found naturally in foods like legumes and starch granules made from corn.
What to eat
No foods groups are eliminated. All foods, in moderation can be incorporated into the plan - even potato chips, chocolate and wine. Most of the foods recommended are natural, unprocessed foods rich in nutrients. Also increase the intake of ‘carb-star’ foods like green bananas, beans, lentils, oatmeal and brown rice in every meal.
How it works
The Carb Lovers Diet is all about eating the right carbs. It helps to trim approximately 1,200 calories per day, by eating four small meals. Even though you will be eating less, foods rich in resistant starch also tend to be high in fiber and the combination works together to promote fullness, balance blood sugar and promote fat burning.
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