Low Carb Diet Explained
Low carb diets seem to be the diet recommended by most of the trainers out there. In this diet, you cut down on carbs such as rice, bread, potatoes and so on. You are allowed to have meals consisted of meats and vegetables along with fruits. Although not many would recommend a low carb diet, you can use this diet to achieve short-term goals.
Lets discuss the theory behind low carb diet. Like how car is basically fueled with gasoline, the human body is fueled with blood honey known as glucose. Carbs are one of the main sources of blood honey for the human body. But, if you increase the intake of carbs, your body will start discharging a lot of insulin which in turn makes energy to be stored as fat in the body. This is exactly what we don't want. But, when we reduce the intake of carbs, the body discharges glucagon which converts stored fat into glucose in turn reducing the fat content from the body.
Having known this, lets look at what we can eat on a low carb diet.
Normally a low carb diet always encourages the consumption of meats, seafood, a lot of vegetables, few fruits and capon. It also allows you to have a proportion of delicious dishes that are low on carbs.
Protein: You can have any form of meat, seafood and capon provided you don't use a lot of carbs. Processed meats like sausages, meatballs, nuggets, and meatloaf are not advised because they contain added sugar and carbs which will just goof everything up.
Veggies: All vegetables are not permitted. You can have vegetables like Avocado, Beet Greens, asparagus, bell peppers, brussel sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower, lettuce, garlic, cucumber, spinach, tomato, zucchini, onion, radish, shallot, mushroom, collard greens, celery, dandelion greens, eggplant, okra, endive, garlic, escarole.
Fruits: You can have adequate quantities of the following fruits: Blackberry, Boysenberry, Gooseberry, Blueberry, Elderberry, Lemon, Raspberry, Strawberry, Lime, Mulberry.