Low Carb Diet - The Way To Weight Loss?

Written by Josie Anderson

Everybody you know is onrepparttar latest weight loss bandwagon: The Low Carb Diet. They’ve seenrepparttar 150460 astounding results onrepparttar 150461 scale and have lost 10+ pounds in a short period of time. So you want to join in on this also?

Before You Start Take Time to Look at Howrepparttar 150462 Body Works with Carbs:

It is true thatrepparttar 150463 weight that is lost starting out onrepparttar 150464 low carb diet is a lot in a short period of time, but most ofrepparttar 150465 weight that is lost is water and carbs that are stored in your body. Carbohydrates are stored inrepparttar 150466 muscles. Each gram of a carbohydrate that is stored inrepparttar 150467 muscle is also stored with 3 grams of water. When you cut out carbohydrates your body usesrepparttar 150468 stored carbohydrates in your muscles for fuel. As these carbs are used uprepparttar 150469 water that is stored with them is taken out also, sorepparttar 150470 result is weight loss atrepparttar 150471 beginning of a low carb diet and some inches lost due torepparttar 150472 depletion of carbohydrate stores in your body. Asrepparttar 150473 carbs and water leaverepparttar 150474 musclesrepparttar 150475 muscles become depleted and loses volume.

Once carbs are added back intorepparttar 150476 dietrepparttar 150477 muscle take up these carbs along with water, so ifrepparttar 150478 carbs are reintroduced intorepparttar 150479 diet in a couple days timerepparttar 150480 initial weight that was lost will be regained.

Your brain requires carbs for energy also. The brain uses 400 calories a day just forrepparttar 150481 standard thought process of staying alive. So this is 100 grams of carbs a day that is required for one body function. Any movement that you do for longer than 3 minutes requires carbs to be used for energy.

When carbs become scarce your body goes into a state of ketosis, that isrepparttar 150482 process ofrepparttar 150483 body breaking down fat into ketones forrepparttar 150484 brain to use as energy because not enough glucose is available forrepparttar 150485 brain. The results of this can be loss in energy, fatigue, irritability and a slower thought process. Thus affecting your ability at work or school.

The perfect weight loss solution!

Written by Lynda Lock

The main contributing factors to failure on a weight loss program are hunger and energy loss. The majority of foods today, even "good foods" such as fruit and vegetables, are nutritionally deficient due to over processing, chemical spraying, early harvesting and, inrepparttar case of meats, use of antibiotics. As a result of these factors,repparttar 150398 average person would need to consume around 4000 calories worth of food to meet their daily nutritional requirements. For womenrepparttar 150399 recommended daily intake is around 1500 and for men around 2500 so it doesn't take a brain surgeon to figure out what we'd all look like if we ate 4000 calories per day! It takes only one nutrient deficiency forrepparttar 150400 body to attempt to satisfy that deficiency by increasingrepparttar 150401 appetite, hencerepparttar 150402 cravings and hunger that dieters face daily, not to mentionrepparttar 150403 lethargy and tiredness caused byrepparttar 150404 lack of proper fuel. Couple this with a typical "diet plan" of restricting food intake (and therefore restricting nutrition in an already deficient diet) and it's not hard to see why 70% of people fail on a typical weight loss program. The body actually needs good nutrition to perform all of it's functions properly so without this,repparttar 150405 body malfunctions! Fat is not metabolized, toxins are not processed, good nutrients are not utilized properly and any ofrepparttar 150406 70% of other ailments and illnesses caused by a bad diet could also rear their ugly head. Sorepparttar 150407 dieter is not only trying to cope withrepparttar 150408 mental challenges of being on a "diet" but is also expectingrepparttar 150409 body to perform properly and burn fat even though it is not being givenrepparttar 150410 right fuel in order to do so. It's no wonder weight loss can be so difficult!

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