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How to control carbs to help you lose weight

Updated on January 10, 2015

Best Weight Loss Diet

The best weight loss diet, is a diet that is high in protein, with moderate carbs and moderate fat. The type of carbs that you eat are of utmost importance. Some weight loss diets will tell you to avoid carbs completely at first, and work them back in over time. This does work for a while, but you need carbs, low fat diets are not the best for your health.

Many carbs should be avoided, but not all carbs are bad for you. The best weight loss diet will have you eating many fruits and vegetables, as well as many other carbs that are needed to be healthy. Carbs give you energy and essential vitamins that you need to be healthy.

The best carbs to avoid give you lots of sugar and refined flour, the challenge is so great because these carbs taste good. Eating bad carbs is the reason that we have an obesity problem in America. To sustain weight loss, you must avoid these carbs most of the time. Any Carbs that your body does not use for energy, get stored as fat, this stops your weight loss very fast.

You can't do enough exercise to burn off a Dairy Queen blizzard, for example. A medium Blizzard has around 1000 calories. To burn off just that 1 thing would take about 2 hours of jogging or biking at a fast pace, just to break even. Then you would need to work out for another half hour just to continue your weight loss. All the fast and easy foods people eat are full of bad carbs.

Low carb diets do work, you can have substantial weight loss, the problem is they are not healthy. They are hard on your organs and will make you feel unhealthy. You need carbs, the type of carbs are the important part of eating carbs.

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What Is the Best weight loss diet

One of the main ways to avoid health problems and achieve weight loss is to eat a healthy balanced diet. The food you eat is the fuel for your body, food gives you the energy to do what you need and want to do. The quality of the fuel is critical to how well your body works. Carbohydrates are a large part of the fuel that you use. Eating the right carbohydrates can make a big difference in you health, your weight loss, even how happy you are, and how you feel overall. A good analogy is like putting watered down gas in your car, it's not going to run right with bad fuel. Neither will your body.

The best diet program is a balanced one. One that has 25% fat, 37% protein and 37% carbohydrates. Some people don’t agree with these numbers but a good balance is the best diet for most people, unless you have a health issue that requires you to follow a special diet.

There are 2 types of Carbohydrates. Simple and Complex. Simple carbohydrates are ones that break down in the body fast, and give a spike in your insulin levels. Also a spike in energy. The energy spike is short lived, and you come down lower than you were before. The insulin spike is your body’s way of keeping a balance, to lower blood sugar back to where it should be. During the time period when your insulin level is up, your body will not burn fat as fuel. this is when your body stores the carbs as fat.

Complex carbohydrates on the other hand keep your body in a balance, no spike in insulin. They also give you energy that is longer lasting and much better for you. You can still burn fat and achieve weight loss when you're in the balanced state. You have more time to burn the calories so they are not stored as fat.

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The problem with simple carbohydrates, they are quick and easy to eat, and most of them taste really good. Foods like cakes, cookies, candy, chips, things made with white flower, white rice, white pasta. That is what makes it so hard. Compounding the problem is the fact that when you eat these things, you just want to eat more.

The things you should eat different are whole wheat breads, whole wheat pasta, fruits, vegetables, legumes, brown rice and some potatoes. You should avoid the simple carbohydrates as much as possible. You can eat them once in a while, but limit them to birthday parties and special occasions. Store bought fruit juice make you think they are good for you, the problem is they add so much sugar to it, the sugar far out weights the fruit juice.

To set up the best weight loss program, and to see how you really eat so you know what kind of fuel you are putting in your body. Look at the labels of everything you eat for a week and write down the grams of fat, carbohydrates and protein in everything. Also look at the fiber, you can subtract the carb calories from what you eat by eating more fiber. Example, if you eat something that has 25 grams of carbs, and alson had 8 grams of fiber, you can subtract the 8 grams from the 25 for your net carbs. 4 calories per gram. Add them up at the end of the day to see where you are. Then do it again for another week, and try to get the fat to 25% and balance out the carbohydrates and protein.

First you will be surprised at how the numbers come out. Second you will be surprised at how you can easily change to get more balanced, and third you will be surprised at how you are starting to feel better. Good eating will make you feel good

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lose weight and build muscle The first thing you need to do to lose weight and build muscle is to find out what your base metabolic rate is. This will tell you how many calories you need to maintain your current weight, then you need to cut the calories you eat by 15% if you want to lose weight.

lower your blood pressure If you are being treated for high blood pressure talk to your doctor before you try anything different. High blood pressure is a very serious problem, that can cause strokes, heart disease, heart attacks and kidney failure.

Lose weight fast There are some things that you must do for the best ways to lose weight. There are many tips that can help but they lead back to these most important things.

Protein for weight loss  The majority of your body is made of water. The second most abundant thing in the human body is protein. Many people do not get enough protein from the food they eat, they need to take a protein supplement to give your muscles everything they need to stay healthy and grow.


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