Low Carb Diets and Weight Loss – Are Low Carb Diets Effective for Weight Loss?

by Maricela on December 29, 2012

Low carb diets for weight loss are very popular and have been for the past decade. Many people swear by low carb diets, and have claimed phenomenal weight loss success as a result of using a low carb diet.

In fact, many celebrities such as Paris Hilton, Donald Trump, Jennifer Aniston, Minnie Driver, and Madonna have all followed low carb diet techniques.

However, before jumping onto the low carb diet bandwagon, it would serve us well to examine the facts about low carb diets.

The idea behind the low carb diet philosophy is that if carbohydrates are reduced in the diet, then the body will have no choice but to burn body fat.

Because when carbohydrates are eaten, the body secretes insulin which tells the body to stop burning body fat and to start burning the new fuel that was just eaten.

This theory is full of holes though. The body converts all foods into glucose, not just carbohydrates.

Therefore, when proponents of low carb diets eat excess protein and fat, these are converted to sugar just as if the person had eaten carbohydrates. Insulin is released just the same, and the body is told to stop burning body fat just the same.

Another problem with low carb diets is that restricting carbohydrates from the diet means restricting vitamins and minerals that the body needs to survive. Meat is dead and lifeless, and has virtually no benefit when eaten.

Fruits and vegetables however, contain properties that are necessary both for weight loss and overall health.

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