Yes, eating high protein low carb meals will help you lose weight but it may be at the expense of your health. Followers of these types of diets often find that they suffer from digestive problems. Some have had kidney disorders whilst a lot have taken to chewing mints or gum to prevent the bad breath associated with this diet plan.
So what really works to help you lose weight? The first thing you should do is stop trying to complicate weight loss. In order to lose those pounds, most people need to exercise more and eat less. If you are serious about weight loss, you need to get moving. You need to walk at least 10,000 steps a day. The average person manages to walk less than 5000.
You need to change your diet. We have all been misled by the numerous diet experts that have been quoted in the press over the years. The experts have told us that we should eat more protein. They say to cut dairy foods out of our diet and to only eat one egg a week. Then they change their minds and say that eggs don’t cause cholesterol and we should eat more.
What is the average person supposed to do? Apart from following the high protein low carb trend, why don’t you start looking at your diet as a whole? Are you eating your five portions of fruit and vegetables a day? Do you look at the GI index of the foods you eat?
Studies have shown that eating foods that are low on the GI index will increase your energy levels and will also improve your mood. A major benefit of eating carbohydrates is that they release serotonin the calming hormone that affects our mood. This might explain why people who avoid carbs are often miserable!
Eating foods low on the GI index will lead to a slow and steady release of serotonin and energy which will help to keep you on an even keel. The days of feeling jittery due to a sugar overdoes are over.
Sugary foods attack your immune system and may even feed cancer. Yet another reason to avoid eating cakes, biscuits and other high GI foods. People who follow the high protein diets will stop eating bread and as most of us consume too much white bread, this is a good thing. But it would be better to switch to eating granary or wholegrain breads which are a good supply of many essential vitamins and minerals.
A lot of people on diets will eat rice cakes as they are low in fat. But what they don’t know is that these rice cakes release glucose very quickly. Unless you use this extra energy, it will be converted to fat and stored on your body anyway. Just something to remember next time you feel a little peckish!
Eating high protein low carb meals may help you to lose weight initially but may come at too high a cost to your long term health.