Posted by: 4pack | April 19, 2009

“Ideal Diet”: Limiting Carbohydrates Is “IDEAL” For Long-Term Weight Loss And Maintenance If You Maintain Healthy Fiber Intake

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THE FOLLOWING ARTICLE CLEARLY WANTED TO PRESENT A CRITICIAL LOOK AT “LOW CARB” DIETS…BUT WHY? MEN OVER 40 (OGGIES) NEED TO MAINTAIN A LOW CALORIE REGIME WHICH PUTS A PREMIUM ON THE FOODS THAT GO INTO A SUCCESSFUL DIET…AND SIMPLE CARBOHYDRATES SHOULD NOT BE ON ANY LIST OF FOODS THAT OGGIES CONSUME..TO ADDRESS HEALTH CONCERN BROUGHT UP HERE, JUST UP YOUR INTAKE OF FRUITS, VEGETABLES, LENTILS AND BEANS….

The carbohydrate free diet craze, started with the Atkins diet, appeared to be a quick and effective way to lose weight. The basis of these diets is that insulin in your body turns carbohydrates into fat. Therefore, by avoiding carbohydrates you eliminate excess fat production. The problem with this theory is that insulin only does this if you consume too many calories. People who stick to their recommended daily caloric intake will use the carbohydrates for energy. Additionally, the Atkins diet and the other carbohydrate free diets that followed it can adversely affect your overall health.

One of the main problems with these diets is that without carbohydrates, most people don’t consume enough fiber. If you’re cutting back on carbs, be sure to eat enough beans or other high fiber vegetables to meet your daily fiber quota (25mg per day). People who don’t consume enough fiber are at a higher risk for colon cancer and several gastrointestinal problems. 

Another serious problem is that foods recommended on the Atkins diet, such as red meat and cheeses, tend to be high in cholesterol and saturated fat both of which are linked to heart disease and heart attack. Secondly, your brain requires glucose in order to function properly. Your body produces glucose from carbohydrates. Without carbs, you will feel light headed and notice a decreased energy level.

Finally, weight loss resulting from these diets is rarely permanent. Most people regain the weight almost as soon as they stop the diet. The National Institute of Health recommends 130 grams of carbohydrates per day. If you’re worried about gaining weight, just watch your portion sizes. For example, a Dunkin Donuts bagel is loaded with carbs and is much larger than one serving. Try just eating half or purchasing smaller bagels from the grocery store. There are certainly safe ways to cut back on carbs, but eliminating them entirely is not good for your overall health.
 

http://www.examiner.com/x-3750-Wilmington-Nutrition-Examiner~y2009m4d18-Dangers-of-carb-free-diets

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