Why Low Carb For Greater Health and Weightloss

 

fittoserve's logoWhy low carb? There are several benefits to eating this way. Most people try their hand at eating low carb because they’ve heard that it’s easier for weight loss. Compared to a low-fat diet, eating low carb allows you to stay on track without the constant hunger that is common with a low-fat diet. Eating low carb is also beneficial for general wellness.

A true ketogenic diet is one where carbs are low enough to get into ketosis. Ketosis is when our bodies uses fat for fuel compared to glucose. Weight loss is more effective and you start burning fat stores for energy. When you eat this way consistently your body becomes fat-adapted. Your energy then remains steady throughout the day and you are able to exercise for longer periods. Eating a low carb diet has shown to have therapeutic effects on those who suffer from epilepsy, T1 & T2 diabetes, acne, PCOS, Alzheimer’s, chronic pain and even some forms of cancers. In reality, there are many reasons why people choose to eat low carb. It’s these different reasons that make the low carb community unique.

One of the main questions people ask when first going on a low carb plan, is how many carbohydrate can you consume in a day? This will depend on how many carbs you can personally tolerate. In general the younger you are the more carbs you will be able to consume. I tell people to start with only 20-25 grams a day and after a month begin to experiment to see if you can tolerate higher levels of carbs without it affecting your weight, hunger and overall wellness. If at the 20-25 range you are not seeing the results you hope perhaps a more ketogenic diet would work better. In this instance your macros should look like this 75% fat, 25% protein and 5% carbohydrates.

If you have any medical conditions, always check with your doctor before going on any diet. Changes in blood pressure and sugar levels may require a reduction in your medication which is why working closely with your doctor is necessary.

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17 thoughts on “Why Low Carb For Greater Health and Weightloss

  1. The Hobbit says:

    As a person with moderately severe ADHD and RAD, I’ve seen a significant improvement in my cognitive functions once I ditched the grains and went LCHF. There is a definite benefit to this WOL for people with atypical neurology. My partner has also noticed a marked improvement in her anxiety disorder with this as well. Thanks for spreading the word!!!

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    • fittoservegroup says:

      So grateful you have found a key for better health. I still struggle with pain most days but I am no where were I was several years ago. It is so much easier to stay healthy than it is to regain your health. It is my hope to share and inspire. Be well 😁

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  2. Casey says:

    We just joined the low carb club. 🙂 Hubby was diagnosed with T2 Diabetes a few weeks ago. I’ll be coming back for recipes and ideas! 🙂 I just made my first sugar-free cheesecake…we’ll see how it went in the morning.

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    • fittoservegroup says:

      Hi Lisbett, I rarely check anymore because I am very attuned to how my body feels when in ketosis. When you first begin the keto sticks that test the urine ketones are a good indicator. The problem is once you become keto adapted these are not very accurate. I know some people like testing via blood or breath, via blood is much more expensive. You can check as often as you like. Another option is to test your blood sugar levels. When your sugar levels are low (80’s)it’s a good indication your are also in ketosis

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