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The Best Way to Use Low-Carb Control

by: Melissa White

The benefits of low-carb dieting are easy to see and make clear why so many are choosing a low-carb way of life. For example, there isn't any counting of calories or measuring portions. In addition you do not have to cut out all the food you enjoy. You can continue eating burgers, cheese, and bacon. Putting yourself on an eating plan for most people is generally complicated and yet the low-carb diet plan is simple enough for anyone. Cut your carbs down and watch the pounds fall.

No more waiting around for your diet to show results. You will be able to see the results right away. Because of the very simple fact that the amount of calories you consume does matter, by cutting down on your carb intake you will be at the same time cutting out a large amount of calories without trying directly.

Keep yourself in check. As you are minimizing the amount of carbohydrates you are eating you want to make sure that your body is getting enough nutrients. When you are following your low-carb regime here are a few things to keep in mind:

First, make sure you maintain a good fiber intake. You can do this while still sticking to your low-carb plan. Keep away from those bad carbs, such as the ones consumed from sugars. Have the low levels of carbohydrates that you do eat come from whole grains or vegetables. In fact these good carbs that you do choose to eat also aids in weight loss, this is a bonus. Your plan might change names from the low-carb eating plan to the low-carb/good-carb eating plan.

Second, try to minimize the amount of saturated fat you consume. Some low-carb plans you may find are high in saturated fats, one of the worst kinds of fats. They raise your LDL cholesterol levels, which may put you at risk of heart disease.

While eating your low-carb diet, you can reduce your saturated fats by choosing leaner protein sources such as poultry, seafood, and lean pork and beef. Make sure you cut away all visible excess fat on meets. Choose low fat or nonfat dairy products. You should also replace butter with vegetable oils such as olive or canola oil. Try to eat smaller portions of all these foods.

All in all, be smart with your food choices and it will be to your benefit.

See Also:

Whither Low-Carb?
Fads fade for a reason. Like pet rocks, low-carb diets will disappear because they just don’t do anything worthwhile. The dropout rate is high – about 50 percent – because the diets are boring and are unpalatable to most people.

Kids and The Low-Carb Lifestyle
In a study done at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, children on a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet developed marked increases of total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol and triglycerides, all of which are risk factors for coronary artery disease.

"Cookie Cutter" Low Carb Diet Plans Explained
Most diet plans, including low carb diet plans are best taken with a grain of salt, because although one may work for your best friend, it may not work for you.

Melissa "Granny" White is a Low-Carb Diet fan and has been making delicious Low Carb recipes for years. You can get all 800 of her delicious recipes at: http://www.grannys-low-carb-recipes.com.

 

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