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How I Lost 50 Pounds

Updated on February 27, 2012

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Low Carb Dieting For Successful Weight Loss

Low Carb dieting has become fashionable in recent years especially with the

publication of the Atkins diet. Losing weight is a goal for so many people and

everybody is looking for the quick and easy way to lose weight. Some people do

not need to lose weight at all but still get stressed over a couple of pounds.

Others need to lose for medical reasons and may have one hundred pounds or

more that they want to shed.

There are many different diets out there including low carbohydrate diets and

the truth is that most of them will achieve weight loss if they are followed

correctly. This does not mean always doing what the diet says every moment of

every day. What is more important is how you deal with the inevitable occasion

when you eat too much or feast on foods that are not on the plan. If you can

write this off and return to the plan without giving yourself a hard time, you

are likely to succeed. Everybody has those days - the important thing is to let

them go and accept them as just another step on the road to permanent weight


It is also important to find a diet that you can easily follow. Low carb diets

suit many people because the rules are quite simple. As the name suggests, the

diet consists of avoiding or limiting foods that are high in carbohydrates.

These include bread, pasta, potatoes, rice and other grains. Sugar is also a

carbohydrate. Once you understand what these foods are, it is a simple matter

to choose dishes that avoid them.

Most criticism of low carbohydrate dieting is based on the fact that the

dieters will get most of their daily calories from meat, dairy and other high fat

products. This can lead to high cholesterol and other problems related to a high

intake of saturated fats. Medical advice is advised before starting this type

of diet. Sometimes weight loss is good in the early stages but people cannot

handle the restrictions in the longer term and start to deviate from the diet.

One of the problems that many people have with low carb dieting is the

elimination of bread and pasta. No more toast, spaghetti or pizza! Many of the

foods that are quickest to prepare are based around carbohydrates - burgers

in their buns, fries, sandwiches, pasta and sauce. Beer and other alcoholic

drinks are high in carbs too. It is true that alcohol is generally restricted on

any diet, because it is high in calories and very low in nutritional value, but low

carb diets put particular emphasis on this.
Still there are many foods that can be enjoyed on a low carb diet. If you are

fond of meat you will relish the opportunity to consume beef, chicken and other

animal products. The popularity of these diets is clear from the length of time

that they stay on the bestseller lists. It is just a matter of what suits you. Low

carb dieting works for many people.

1. It is never a good idea to eat huge quantities of one type of food, especially

fruits. A lot of foods contain substances that can be damaging if consumed to

excess. For example, the acid in grapefruit and pineapple can damage your

stomach lining. Other foods put an excessive burden on the liver or may cause

diarrhea. So try to use all the different foods in small quantities.

2. Do not spend all day eating. You will just become bloated and feel sick. If

you are only doing this for a couple days, you should not feel too hungry. Plan

four or five salad meals each day, and let your digestion rest at other times.

3. You will feel more satisfied if you eat slowly and chew your food thoroughly.

You will also use more calories that way. So if the foods can be eaten raw, that

will be more effective than cooking them. Foods like carrots and beets will also

be more satisfying if you eat them grated.

4. Schedule time when you do not have any important commitments. As with

fasting or any kind of detox, you may suffer some uncomfortable symptoms


Believe it or not, you can pump out a fat loss workout in your living room

without weights using your bodyweight, in under 20 minutes, if rapid fat loss is

your main goal.


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