How do you lose excess fat from your body? A low-carb diet will certainly get the job done. According to research, diets low on carbohydrates reduce your risk of becoming resistant to insulin.
Thus, your risk of becoming a diabetic reduces with a significant margin. Recall, a low-carb diet reduces amounts of foods people tend to over-consume; foods that cause a substantial increase in blood sugar.
Anyhow, keeping up with such a diet is no walk in the park. To be blunt; it is close to impossible to keep going given that you always believe that such a diet will work for you and fast.
Your high expectations, to say the least, might work against you leaving you more frustrated than ever. With that, it is good that you learn how to avoid such mistakes; mistakes that might cost you in one way or the other.
So, what are some of the mistakes you need to avoid?
Not Eating Enough Carbs is Harmful to you
There are three types of nutrients your body should never lack. These are carbohydrates, vitamins, and proteins. Sadly, many people on the low-carb diet avoid eating carbs altogether.
What they do not realize is that they are slowly digging their own grave since a carb crash can take them to the deep end.
Over Consumption of Proper Foods
Whoever said that too much of everything is poisonous was not a fool. When on a low-carb diet, you are encouraged to eat enough protein, vitamin, and fat.
However, some people overdo it leading to serious complications over the long haul. They end up amassing a lot of weight given that some of these foods also have trace amounts of carbohydrate in them leading to irreversible effects.
Not Eating Enough Vegetables
People on a low-carb diet rarely eat veggies. They, as a result of this, complain about hunger. Little do they know that a meal without fruits and vegetables does little to no good to their bodies.
Experts, therefore, recommend that you consume a plate half filled with vegetables when dieting to keep you healthy and satisfied all day and night.
Developing a Fear for Fat and Fatty Products
Fat is always labeled as a threat to personal health, a notion I would like to dispute. Remember, there are good and bad fats.
That settled, the good fats keep you healthy, wealthy, and wise. They, by improving brain function keep you fuller for longer. Research shows that good fats also improve cholesterol levels in your body.
In short, good fats control cravings. You are, therefore, advised to eat avocados, eggs, or even salads dressed with olive oil.
Having Nothing to do with Food Fibers
Fruits and vegetables play a significant role in supplying your body with enough fibers. These fibers, from a nutritional perspective, prevent constipation and other gastrointestinal complications.
Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail
You can never achieve a goal without a plan. Thus, having a dietary plan helps you keep fit anytime and on any day.
Re-inventing the Wheel
Eating the same type of food can be a bore. It is, therefore, important that you experiment with different recipes.
Eating Packaged Foods Marked with Low-Carb Tag
Foods labeled with the low-carb tag are a ticking time bomb to you and your health. Recall, they contain an ingredient referred to as Maltitol; a compound that is just as harmful as sugar.
Exercising is good for your body. It helps you lose weight and at the same time lowers your resistance to insulin.