NO TO CARBS. YES TO FAT.
Did you know feeling hungry isn’t necessary for you to lose weight? There are plenty of delicious foods including meat, fish, vegetables and natural fats where you can eat as much as you want, and still loose undesirable kilograms!
There is only one rule to keep: minimum carbs and plenty of fibre. When you stop giving your body carbohydrates, it will start breaking down stored fat to use it for energy. It is also important to have 3-5 reasonably small portion meals per day in order to keep your metabolism working fast.
Low-carb diets take sugars, bread, pasta, rice, potatoes and other starches off the menu, and replace and with plenty of fresh vegetables, natural fats and proteins to enjoy. Your waistline will thank you for it!
What is even more appealing in this diet is that you don’t need to count calories anymore! And you replace your calculator with a new friend - natural fat.
For a very long time we all were hearing that fats are bad for you, it will increase your cholesterol and chance for a heart attack. According to the latest PubMed research, the 120 volunteers found greater weight loss at 24 weeks in the low-carbohydrate diet group than in the low-fat diet group.
So what food is high in “good“ fats? It is avocados, fatty fish, nuts, olives and extra virgin olive oil, dark chocolate, eggs, tofu, edamame, sunflower seeds. Food that is marked as “low fat“ is best to be avoided.
What are ‘bad fats’? They are fried foods, deep-fried fast foods, cookies, cakes, pastries, crackers, microwave popcorn, margarine etc.
Foods that contain saturated fat are best to be eaten rarely: butter, coconut oil, palm oil, whole milk, cheese, sour cream, and the fattier parts of beef, pork and lamb.