Healthy eating for weight loss should, first and foremost, be healthy. If you are on a healthy diet, your weight will drop significantly. The problem lies with the different interpretations of a healthy diet.
In this article, we examine the popular low carb diets.
Just to set the records straight, carbohydrates don’t just mean bread, pasta, potatoes and the like. It means fruit and vegetables as well.
Some popular and common low carb diets recommends that you limit your carbs to 20 grams a day for the first couple of weeks. That is more than a large apple!
Stop and think for a moment. Is cutting this source of food from your diet going to be healthy for you, either in the short run, or in the long term? In the short term, you can be certain to feel weak, hungry and miserable. These feelings disappear by increasing your carb intake.
These low carb diets are not in the interests of your health. They leave your body crying out for nutrition. Although they seem to have some success, in the short term, of helping people lose weight, they cannot be sustained. And neither should they be.
For a healthy diet, one you can sustain and feel great on, as well as lose weight with, you need plenty of carbohydrates, but they must be the right kind.
You also need plenty of various other groups of food, but in the right proportion, and from the right kind of food.
Most importantly, your diet needs to fully satisfy all your body’s nutritional requirements. Only then can you say good-bye to hunger. Your diet also needs to ensure you have plenty of energy and zest for life. Many diets fail miserably in this all-important area.
Keeping your body lean and trim is undoubtably a healthy way to be, but not at the expense of healthy nutrition. Here at Healthy Eating For Weight Loss, we take your on-going health very seriously and refuse to compromise that in favour of a few pounds. However, the weight falls off, all by itself.