A No Carb or Low Carb Diet: Which One is Right for
So you want to lose some weight
and you keep hearing about carb diets. Low carb, no
carb weight loss programs have become popular over the
last decade with the now famous Atkins Diet leading the way.
But how do you know which of these diets is the one for
Let’s take a look at the now infamous Atkins Diet, the most
well known of all the low carb diets.
The Atkins Diet was created by Dr. Atkins based upon a diet
that he read about in a Journal of the American Medical
Association. During this time Dr. Atkins was trying to lose
weight himself. This diet worked well for him so in 1972 his
first book on this diet Dr. Atkins Diet
Revolution was published. Years later the second
version Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution came
onto the market and was received with vigor.
This was the weight loss program everyone wanted
The plan limited the number of net carbohydrates the
‘dieter’ takes in on a daily basis. The theory is that you’ll
stay full while eating a lower amount of calories. This is
based on the assumption that most diets fail due to
Steak for Breakfast, Steak for Lunch, and Filet
Mignon for Dinner: This is the Diet for
However, the part of this program that appealed to so many
was it’s clear indication that you could eat anything else you
wanted as long as you kept your carb count down; steak and eggs
for breakfast, followed by a hearty cream soup along with a
hefty portion of cold cuts for lunch, finished with a dinner of
steak again drenched with heavy Béarnaise sauce, and maybe some
desert, just one that’s low in carbs.
And the diet promised that not only will you lose weight,
your heart will get healthier, and your memory will improve
among other amazing health benefits.
No wonder the book was a bestseller!
Discover How a Low Carb Diet
Despite the obvious negatives, the premise of the low carb or
no carb diet is this. The body of an overweight person consumes
too many carbohydrates and thus uses these carbs for fuels
leaving the fat stores in tact and growing. When you lower or
completely cut your carbohydrate intake you essentially
transform your body from a carb burning machine to a fat
The body utilizes ketosis to get energy. Ketosis is the process
where the body get’s its fuel from ketones that are created by
breakdown of fat stores. This depletes the unwanted fat stores
and weight is lost!
The Atkins Diet and other low carb or no carb diets have grown
in popularity because of their success rates; however the long
term consequences must be considered if getting healthy, not
just thinner, is what you truly desire.
Eating a healthy diet is essential to not just
looking and feeling good it’s vital for abundant, vibrant, and
healthy life today and into tomorrow. Although you may be
focused on losing unwanted pounds consider the long term and
getting healthy and fit for life. Sure, it may take some
changes and a bit more time but these are the kinds of changes
that will last a lifetime!