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What works better...a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet?

  1. gypsumgirl profile image87
    gypsumgirlposted 5 years ago

    What works better...a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet?

    I thought high carb diets were bad for you, yet some experts recommend it.

  2. Alex-Zander profile image63
    Alex-Zanderposted 5 years ago

    With a low carb diet you trigger "starvation" mode, which leads to weight gain. Body tries to store everything that come in, including water and green salads. Same time, your body reaching out to your muscles and break them down as food, same applies to fat deposits inside your joints and and fat that holds your internal organs. That’s why you see people going on the low carb diet, losing weight (muscle) and gain fat. They practically getting lighter but size remain the same. Then metabolism problem kicks in but that’s a different topic.
    Very tricky, ha?.

    High carb diet speaks for itself. All calories you consume will need to be processed, which means that your body will use all energy it has to process, utilize and store consumed calories instead of working on issues, remove toxins and heal.
    Balance is a key but don’t think that counting calories is a way to go. There is another trick to it...

    1. xanzacow profile image71
      xanzacowposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      so, what's the other trick?

    2. Aley Ross profile image59
      Aley Rossposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Alex, I loved your seminar in Dallas on this topic. Tell them a story about "breakfast you eat and dinner you give to your enemy". I think that will explain the concept :-)

  3. cassandralea profile image87
    cassandraleaposted 5 years ago

    The carb discussion goes round in circles, and the people who surround me all agree.

    Eat what looks good, what tastes good and what feels good after you have eaten it. Choose healthy whole grains, organic produce and leave the numbers in the dust.

    Bless the food you eat and trust your body to use what it needs to the best of its ability and to throw the rest away - ie, what it is naturally meant to do. smile

  4. Stina Caxe profile image87
    Stina Caxeposted 5 years ago

    Low carb is definitely hard and expensive, but it has always worked for me.  I am not saying NO carbs... just follow certain guidelines.  for women 45 grams of carbs each meal and snacks between meals should have no more than 15 grams.  Men get 60 grams each meal.

  5. Abby Campbell profile image95
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    Neither are good for you. A healthy, well-balanced diet is the best. Most people think of carbohydrates as breads, pastas, rice, cake, cookies, etc. However, carbohydrates also include vegetables and fruits. By going low-carb, one is excluding the most essential nutrients your body needs; vegetables and fruits provide these nutrients. Starchy carbohydrates also have a place in the diet; however, natural starchy carbohydrates like oats, brown or wild rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, and quinoa are much healthier than processed foods like breads, pastas, cake, and cookies. If starchy carbohydrates are utilized at the right times, they will not hurt the body or endanger weight. They are best eaten around strenuous workout times.  If you are trying to lose body fat, they are best eaten 1-2 times per week "after" a strenuous workout.  If you were to eat low-carb, you place your thyroid and metabolism in danger. In fact, they slow down so much while placing you in a "starvation" mode. After resuming a normal diet, your body gains back all weight and sometimes more. A high carbohydrate diet filled with pre-packaged, processed, and unhealthy starches will most definitely make you gain weight. A diet high in healthy starchy carbohydrates would also make you gain weight unless you are extremely active (i.e., marathons, triathlons, heavy labor work, etc.). Please read my hubs to learn how to eat healthy, lose weight, and keep your metabolism up to par.