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Most Popular Low Carb Diets

Most Popular Low Carb Diets Atkins Diet Low GI Diet Focuses on limiting the consumption of net carbs in order to force the body to switch from metabo- lizing glucose for energy to converting the body's fat stores to a source of energy. It consists of four phases. The GI diet focuses on complex carbs that pro- duce a gradual rise in blood sugar, and fiber that helps you feel full longer. The theory is what con- trols blood sugar should help you drop extra weight because you're not as hungry. Quick weight loss No calorie counting or portion control IE Constant counting of net carbs IE Constant checking of glycemic index value Recommended Reading: Dr Atkins' Diet Revolution, by Dr. Atkins Recommended Reading: The New Glucose Revolution: Low GI Eating Made Easy, by Dr. Jennie Brand-Miller and Kaye Foster-Powell Paleo Diet South Beach Diet The basic principle is ensuring you get your fat and carbs from the right type of foods. Simple carbs are replaced with complex carbs, and trans-fats and saturated fats are replaced with unsaturated fats. The premise behind the Paleo diet is that we should eat like our ancestors did in the Paleolithic era. The diet focuses on health and well-being rather than just weight loss. IE Less restrictive than other low-carb diets, so easier to adjust to Rules are very simple and easy to understand Permitted foods can be expensive and difficulE to source Weight loss not guaranteed Recommended Reading: The Paleo Diet, by Dr. Loren Cor- dain Recommended Reading: The South Beach Diet Super- charged, by Dr. Arthur Agatston Sugar Busters! Diet Zone Diet The diet theorizes that sugar is toxic and can cause an increase in insulin. It recommends the The diet advocates the hormonal balance you achieve while consuming calories from a skillfully prepared meal with a balanced ratio of carbohy- drates (40%), "good" fats (30%) and low-fat pro- teins (30%). Dieters have to keep a close watch on their caloric consumption – 1,200 calories daily for women and 1,500 calories for men. daily caloric intake to be split into a 40/30/30 ratio (40% fat, 30% protein, 30% carbs). No counting calories or weighing of food, just watch portion sizes No meal or snack is forbidden List of acceptable foods may be confusing You need to stick to the 40/30/30 formula at every meal and snack Recommended Reading: The New Sugar Busters! Cut Sugar to Trim Fat, by Dr. Samuel S. Andrews, Dr. Morrison C. Bethea, Dr. Luis A Balart, and H. Leighton Steward Recommended Reading: The Zone Diet, by Dr. Barry Sears

Most Popular Low Carb Diets

shared by Kisa on Mar 22
The following is a general overview of the most popular low carb diets. Since pros and cons of each diet are subjective, it's advisable to do your own research.




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