The Shocking Truth About Low Carbohydrate Diets and How They May Even Be Dangerous!

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Do any diets claiming to lose pounds in a very short period of time really work?

The simple answer is no.

You’ve probably heard from your friends, neighbors and sometimes family members Low Carb High Protein Diets are the way to go. It’s quite true that Low Carb High Protein diets do make you lose weight but it is almost always short term.

The fact is this type of diet promotes the loss of water rather than fat. Here the weight quickly returns once you stop the low carb diet. In most cases increasing weight rather than losing it!

Another fact is, low carb high protein diets make you feel fuller with less intake. This is due to protein being a most satisfying nutrient. Protein together with fat present in low carb, high protein cells cause the body to release a hormone called cholecystokinin that produces that full feeling. Protein in meals and some snacks make us feel full, however we do not need excess protein to promote this feeling.

A good well balanced meal with some protein, veg, starchy / grainy food, fruits and some fat are enough to produce the same feeling yet giving the body what it needs to function correctly and promote good well being.

A side effect of low carb, high protein diets is that it produces ketosis. Ketosis is produces when your body burns fat to fuel itself. Ketosis is to be avoided at all costs as it can bring on headaches, fatigue and even induce a coma in extreme cases!

Low Carb Diets in themselves prohibit many food sources resulting in eating less anyway and so promoting weight loss of the wrong kind.

It is a fact that restrictive dieting as with low carb, high protein diets do not promote long term weight loss and the pounds will return as you are restricting the body and your mind of what you like.

It is not a diet program you need but a lifestyle change. Change your lifestyle by eating healthy foods containing some fat, some protein, vegetables, starch, grainy foods and fruit together with regular exercise working out to the max for short periods and the weight / fat will fall off.

Because this is a lifestyle change you will find the weight will fall off and stay off. Your muscle will build and stay built, your body will become cleansed and stay cleaned. Over time you will at last engineer the body you’ve always dreamed of.


The good news is, you do not have to stop eating the things you love as long as you do not over do it. Eat healthily in the main and eating not quite so healthily in moderation is the key. Have the odd cream cake, have the odd chocolate fudge cake, go out with your friends for the odd slap up meal but again in moderation. Do not stop working out and eat correctly with a balanced diet.


Change your lifestyle for the better. The hard part is making these small changes into a habit. Once you have formed the habits you will find it difficult to go back.


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