Why a No Carb Diet is No Good!
There are many reasons why a no carb diet is not a good option for weight loss or your health.
In this article we will cover why you must have at least some carbs in your diet, which means that low carb diet plans may be okay but cutting all the carbs from your diet is definitely not!
A no carb diet means that you're cutting all of the following foods out of your diet: bread, pasta, rice, cereals, fruits, starchy vegetables, fibrous vegetables, dairy products, sauces, jams and juices.
What it leaves you with are foods that contain exclusively protein and/ or fat and there are several reasons why this approach to nutrition is definitely not a good option.
The main reason why a no carb diet is not worthwhile following is simply because it is not a long-term, sustainable approach to nutrition. When you consider how many foods need to be cut out of the diet it becomes obvious that it is not an approach that can be easily maintained for the rest of someone's life.
Of course, long term, sustainability is the most important aspect of any nutritional plan and when you consider some of the crash diets on the market today you can also understand why most people who follow these approach tend to put all the weight they lose back on again.
Any nutritional plan you choose to follow must be something you can follow for the rest of your life. Of course, everyone has a 'splurge out' now and then, but ideally you should follow a healthy eating plan at least 90% of the time, which means you miss a meal, have a treat, have the wrong portion sizes or the wrong macronutrient profile maybe once every 2 days. The rest of the time you eat correctly.
Deficient in nutrients
Most of the foods that are removed from a no carb diet contain a range of essential nutrients that are required by your body on a daily basis. For example, vitamins, minerals, fiber, phytonutrients (nutrients from plants), etc. By removing foods that contain these nutrients, it is highly likely that your body is not going to function as well as it should and therefore, your energy levels and overall health will be affected. At the very least, following a high protein low carb diet would be far more appropriate if you want to lose weight really fast simply because this type of low carb diet plan still allows you to consume fruits and vegetables, which contains most of the nutrients that a no carb diet doesn't contain.
Fruits and vegetables are considered to be 'good carbs' because they are medium or low-density carbohydrate sources, they contain a range of essential nutrients and they are foods made by nature so they are ideally suited to the human body. Cutting these foods out of your diet simply does not make any sense whatsoever!
Rebound weight gain
Whenever someone follows a no carb diet for a period of time, when they go off the diet and return to 'normal' eating again, they inevitably put all their lost weight back on and usually with some extras as well. That is why it is so important that if you want to lose weight and keep it off long term you must follow a nutritional approach that will help you achieve the results you want without the rebound weight gain that occurs with virtually all 'fad' diets.
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