Eat as much delicious food as you want and still loss weight PLUS increase your health?
Often called a Low-Carb/High Fat diet (LCHF), a low-carb diet simply means you intake fewer carbohydrates and a higher proportion of fat into your daily diet. Also known as the “Ketogenic Diet”, this healthy approach to eating has been a beneficial lifestyle for centuries. According to Authority Nutrition, a website focused on evidenced based diets, “It (The Ketogenic Diet) involves drastically reducing carbohydrate intake, and replacing it with fat. The reduction in carbs puts your body into a metabolic state called ketosis. When this happens, your body becomes incredibly efficient at burning fat for energy. It also turns fat into ketones in the liver, which can supply energy for the brain. Ketogenic diets can cause massive reductions in blood sugar and insulin levels. This, along with the increased ketones, has numerous health benefits.” The guidelines of the diet are very easy. You can only eat meat, fish, eggs, and vegetables grown above ground. This requires you to abstain from all sugar and starchy foods like bread, pasta, rice, beans and potatoes. Simple right? Over decades many scientific studies have been conducted that show this strict diet can help you lose weight and improve your health. Accompanied with physical exercise a low-carb diet will also increase physical strength and cognitive functioning. Low-carb diets may even have benefits against diabetes, cancer, epilepsy and Alzheimer’s disease. Below is a link to 12 delicious low-carb recipes you can try at your next summer cookout or simply for dinner with your family tonight!