Category Archives: Low Carb Diets

Paleo Diet for Athletes

Paleo Diet for Athletes – A Fitness Lesson from Our Ancestors Paleo diet for athletes has become a popular term in the  sports and fitness world these days. If you haven’t heard of it yet, you must be living in the Stone Age. Well, you wish! Incidentally, that is exactly what Paleo diet is all about. Paleo Diet – Back to the Basics While human lifestyle has tremendously evolved since the Palaeolithic era, our diet, unfortunately, has degraded badly. Even the most health conscious among us somehow consumes unhealthy calories, fatal fat, and other dangerous elements through processed food products. Such food has less nutritional value and more health risks. Paleo diet is about imitating the diet and eating habits of our Palaeolithic ancestors. For starters, Paleo is about consuming a lot of proteins, healthy amounts of carbs, and good fats and not to mention loads of raw fruits and vegetables. We are talking about the diet that precedes agriculture. This diet is based on food that has always been available for us to enjoy. The benefits of such a diet  are now hailed by numerous nutritionists and fitness experts. Athletes and trainers, however, seem to be the prime prosecutors of Paleo Diet. That is ...

The Dukan Diet Plan For Healthy Weight Loss

 The Dukan Diet Plan. Understanding the Dukan Diet plan can help you lose weight, feel better, have more energy, and live a better life. If you have never heard of the Dukan diet  then its time you were introduced to it The Dukan Diet Plan, has been a best-seller in France for the better part of five years, but it has actually been around for more than a decade. French physician, Pierre Dukan created this diet plan with the intention of assisting obese people in the battle to lose weight. For many years, this plan worked as it was designed, but few people outside of France knew anything about it. That is until some famous people, such as Jennifer Lopez and Giselle Bundchen took to it and the world discovered that it had already helped more than 5 million people. There have been so many diet plans introduced to the world that it’s difficult to take a new one seriously. After all, fads come and go, so what makes understanding the Dukan Diet plan a good idea? Probably the way it’s designed and the Dukan Diet  food list. Four Phases The diet plan is based on four phases. It’s not about counting calories or weighing ...

Low Carb Diet Plans

Before talking about Low Carb Diet Plans, let us start with the Word “Diet” actually refers to what a person eats or drinks during the course of a day and our body weight is the result of what and how much we eat and drink. Therefore, for maintaining a healthy body and to look good we must follow a proper Nutrition Plan. For a diet to be ideal, it must be nutritionally balanced, i.e., it must include wide variety of foods with enough calories and nutrients. And a Diet Plan should be easy to follow so that one can maintain its consistency, following it throughout their life. Nutrition plays a major role in your health and wellbeing As we all know that negligent and mismanaged eating habits lead to the health problem called Obesity, people are affected with it globally. It is the major cause for diseases like diabetes, heart attack, different types of cancer, osteoarthritis etc. Hence, a suitable diet plan will play a vital role to escape from Obesity. Low carbohydrate or Low Carb Diets is a diet with less carbohydrate and with an increased proportion of protein and fat. It is recommended for people who are obese and diabetic, with ...

Low Carb

How To Eat Low Carb Low carb eating has been a fixture now for a number of years and, for many people it creates a vision of deprivation and possible ill health. After all, some seemingly essential foods are ‘cut out’ by anyone who follows this diet and this, in itself, seems less than healthy. Actually, this is very far from the truth. Low carb diets, personified by the Atkins Diet, the South Beach diet, the Protein Power diet and the Sugar Busters diet, do actually contain some carbohydrates, or carbs for short, especially in the maintenance phases. What is a low carb diet? The best way I can explain this is to look at the Atkins diet, a diet which is approached in 4 phases. Before explaining what happens in each of the 4 phases, I will detail what foods can be eaten in the diet. Actually, there is quite a lot of choices, the main restriction being the amount of carbs that are eaten. All fish, fowl, shellfish, meat and eggs are permitted but no cured meat like ham is allowed. Anyone following the diet needs to avoid any meat with additives in it such as meatloaf and breaded food. Oysters and mussels ...