Help! Which Diet to follow, High Protein or Low Carb?Written by (c) Anna “Overweight? NO MORE!”
Stop this diet insanity! We are bombarded by all type of diet propaganda trying to convince us that they are solution to solve our overweight problems, from Atkins, to South Beach Diet, to Zone Diet, and all way to extreme low carb diets. Certainly, these diets have worked for some, while failed for others. Hence, challenging question: Are they having long-term results, which means keeping weight off, or were just temporary weight loss, which means eventually gaining more weight?
I am purposely not explaining these popular diets, as I want you to do a research on your own and choose which one will work better for you according to your readings and not just mine.
In my case, combination of high protein, medium carbs, and low fat (mostly monounsaturated fat) worked better for me. Previously, I tried a high protein and low carb menu before, but felt weak, as I exercise daily and my body needed carbs. Besides, I have to say that carbs are not our enemies. Consuming extra carbs is danger-- because if not used -- they become stored fat.
Reportedly, body uses carbohydrates as fuel while saves fats for emergencies. The more we exercise; more fat we burn. Therefore, it is a matter of keeping a balance and not to follow extreme diets, which will cause you to give up after few weeks for their strict menus.
Self-discipline, motivation, and personal commitment to lose weight will be your main tools to fight obesity as well as diet propaganda insanity. True, people following a low-carb diet lose weight quickly. Arguably, they are losing more water as they are also depleting carbohydrate stores from muscle tissue and liver.
The point is that no matter how promising diets present themselves, as long as one does not take personal decision to change wrong eating habits and exercise more, diets will continue to come and go. This is plain truth and you know it. Right? Losing weight starts within our minds, not our belly. The point of trying to follow a strict diet, makes it hard from beginning; diet should be a joyful experience; not a burden. Getting rid of obesity is a need to improve our productivity and health in general.
As mentioned in article, “Obesity Costly for California” published by L.A. Daily News on April 6, just in California “the rate of overweight and obesity is more than 60 percent among Latinos, African-Americans and men past age 25.”
However, let us understand that this is not only a California health crisis, but growingly is becoming a global crisis. We need to stop this obesity and diet propaganda insanity by looking for help and doing personal readings too about nutrition. The fact is that our bodies respond different to different diets, because we all have different metabolisms. Some people will prefer high protein over low carb diets, or vice versa. Whatever works for you in long-term and not short-term is good.
Sugar Addiction: Weight Gain, Cravings and GeneticsWritten by Lazelle Bradley
Jay Leno expressed on Tonight Show that as he interviewed people he realized that most of them had weight loss as their New Year’s resolution. Weight is indeed a major concern in United States. Being overweight robs us of energy and encourages diseases.
Obesity is a sign that body is out of balance. Science knows how body gets proper nutrition. The answer is "Whole, live ,foods with living enzymes". Weight loss pills and those who promise you lasting weight control, eat all you want, etc ,if you only take their pill, do not feed your body. Weight loss pills and fad diets may seem to work at first, but get off them and guess what? They do not correct imbalance. The weight can start to creep up again and only choice we have is to continue using them, although they don’t feed body and long term effects may not be known.
Our bodies crave junk foods, rich cheese sauces, fast food hamburgers (the biggest ones), breads, pastas and sugary desserts that they have become accustomed to. We are addicted. Sugars and flours make us sick, fat, and crazy. Many of regular grocery stores contain genetically engineered foods-no living enzymes.
Where do cravings come from? The basic underlying reason for craving is malnutrition. The body is simply not getting fed. This is confusing, especially to people who live in a country that has more food than any other. The myriad choices of foods in our markets would be mind-boggling for anyone who has lived in Iraq, for instance or in many other less well-supplied countries.
Why in a country so seemingly rich in foods ,are we starving? Why are we 17th on world longevity list? Why are we getting sicker and sicker?
Consider fact that even if you are eating vegetables and fruits and following recommended dietary requirements what you are eating is not feeding your body what it needs. Three areas of information may shed some light.
First, a study of current USDA nutrient tables for various vegetables and fruits coming off our fields today reveals a significant drop in nutrient contents since 1975 ,some of which are enormous. Senate Document #264,first issued in 1930’s and again in 1990’s States: The impoverished soil of American no longer provides plant foods with mineral elements essential to human nourishment and health. Laboratory tests prove that fruits, vegetables ,the grains, eggs and even milk and meat of today are not what they were a few generations ago. No man of today can eat enough fruits and vegetables to supply his system with minerals he requires for perfect health because his stomach is not big enough to hold them.. Physical ,mental and moral fitness depend largely upon an ample supply and a proper proportion of minerals in our foods.