Eating a low fat diet can help you lose weight – but that’s only HALF the story. Most people trying to lower their fat intake go to the store looking for processed foods whose labels show low-fat or no fat. There are processed fat-free chips, processed fat-free cookies, processed fat-free ice cream, and the list goes on and on. Let’s face it – sales of low fat processed foods have “skyrocketed” over the last 20 years and so has the number of Americans who are overweight.
The problem is that processed fat-free, or low-fat foods contain no real nutrition and are very low in fiber. As you eat these foods the acid in your stomach begins to dissolve the foods and digest them very quickly so you must eat more to feel full. On top of that, processed low-fat foods are loaded with MSG which lowers your blood sugar levels making you hungry an hour later. The result is that you eat more of the processed foods, you take in excess empty calories, and your body stores the extra calories as fat.
Healthy fats are not the enemy. Fat soluble vitamins such as A, D, E, & K are worthless without fat. Whole foods like nuts and seeds contain the essential fatty acids that your body needs to be healthy. Nutritional fiber is only found in fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, grains, and berries. The acid in your stomach will not completely dissolve these natural fibers, so eating them fills you up faster and keeps you full longer. Processed foods contain large amounts of Omega-6 oils which interfere with the body’s use of the healthy Omega-3 oils.
The fats to avoid are trans fats, partially hydrogenated oils, and excess amounts of animal fats. These are the fats found in fast foods, junk foods, and processed foods.
Most people who attempt the low carb diet buy a book but don’t read it carefully. They skip right to the section that tells them all of the foods they CAN eat like steaks, butter, mayonnaise, seafood, poultry, cheese – they are pleasantly surprised – so they start eating. Most seem to miss the paragraph that says to eat less than 1600 calories a day.
Your brain alone needs 130 grams of carbohydrates per day to function properly. When you eliminate carbs from your diet, you force your body into a state of ketosis. This is what diabetics suffer from. Your body’s built-in survival system knows you need carbs so it responds with cravings so intense that hardly anyone can stand up to them. One bite of something sweet contains enough carbs to knock your body out of ketosis within 10 minutes, then it takes two or three days to get back into ketosis. Two bites a week and you’ll never get anywhere.
Think about it:
Every single non-profit health organization in the world tells you to eat Cytotec Bolivia more fruits and vegetables – the low carb diet tells you NOT to.
Low carb diets create horrible constipation after only one day.
Low carb diets put enormous stress on the kidneys and increase the risk of liver disorders, gout, coronary heart disease, stroke, and several types of cancer.
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