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Losing Weight The No Carbs Way!

Carbohydrates consumption has been the greatest hindrance to people trying to lose weight. It is a well known fact that including excessive amounts of carbs in the diet leads to weight gain, obesity and a plethora of other health maladies; such as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes.


The No Carbohydrates Diet is based on consuming only meats, poultry, fish and eggs. Beverages should be unsweetened. Meaningful results have been attained through drinking plenty of water and diet drinks. The diet does not allow its participants to consume carbohydrates such as bread, rice, potatoes, cereals, pasta, sugar, candy, preserves or dessert. There are also no whole grains allowed or steel oats. However, it does allow its participants to have one or two days per week where they are able to eat any food they like.


Scientific research has determined that insufficient intake of carbohydrates can lead to unwell feelings. Symptoms such as nausea, migraines, dizzy spells, malaise and chronic fatigue may set in. Therefore, low carb foods are recommended from time to time. These include foods such as kale, spinach, celery, cucumber, broccoli and cauliflower.


The diet allows you to eat repetitive small meals on a consistent basis. Specific wines are allowed such as Pinot Noir, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. No dairy or fruit consumption is encouraged though.


On the No Carbs Diet, it is suggested that ice water is consumed in the morning as well as applying ice packs to certain pulse points in the body in order to stimulate the metabolism to burn more calories per hour. Cold showers are also recommended to help decrease weight gain.


While on the No Carb Diet, it is best that the body gets an ample amount of rest while it is undergoing dietary changes. Restful sleep and relaxation is promoted in order to rejuvenate the digestive system. It has been scientifically proven, that when our bodies do not get enough sleep we tend to experience weight gain. Some researchers have even gone as far as stating that sleeping eight hours or more has a tendency to stimulate the body to spontaneously reduce weight.


Although, there is no conclusive data that has confirmed this method of dieting works, one may measure the success of the No Carbs Diet plan through his or her own desired results. The body needs carbohydrates to prevent heart disease. The recommended daily allowance for carbs are between 20-70 grams per day if someone is trying to attain healthy weight loss.


A variety of foods may be added to the No Carbs Diet in order to make meals more interesting. These include refined soy products, primal veggie jerky, natural soy products, tempeh, lentils, chickpeas, peanut butter and peanuts to get additional protein.


On the days dieters are allowed to consume whatever they want, it is suggested for dieters to drink grapefruit juice before embarking on a non-diet menu. The grapefruit juice prevents dieters from over eating. Other ways in which you can consume protein are through consuming duck eggs or regular eggs. Duck eggs have more protein than chicken eggs. Also, protein shakes such as soy, hemp and nut butter will help those who are weight conscious to achieve their daily protein requirements.


Avocados are also an excellent way in receiving additional protein. Please bear in mind that in order for the body to function at optimal levels an ample amount of carbohydrates need to be consumed as well as protein. Therefore it is advised to include low carb foods on an intermittent basis whenever possible.


Visible weight loss is usually reached within four to six weeks of beginning the No Carbs Diet plan. The No Carbs Diet plan offers healthy meal options in order to maintain health and wellness and it also leaves a bit of flexibility for dieters to have fun while following the regimen.


This information is to be used as a guide only and for a specific diet that is best for you, we recommend that you make an appointment to see one of our trained naturopaths.

29 May 2014

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