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January 22, 2020 / By Florence
Question: once you start a low carb diet and end up losing weight. will you gain it back once you stop the low carb diet?
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Dalinda Dalinda | 3 days ago
If you go into lowcarbing as just a diet to lose weight then yes you will no doubt gain your weight back afterwards because what have you learned?? You will most likely go back to eating the way you did before and that will make you gain the weight back. Lowcarbing is a lifestyle - not a diet - yes you can eat lower amounts and lose your weight - but you then continue to be a lowcarber by it being a lifestyle change and that is what you are wanting to do if you are heavy and needing to lose the weight to begin with. Lowcarbing does not mean cutting out all your carbs - it means choosing carbs that are healthy for you and getting your carbs from veggies is indeed healthy. As you go thru your weight loss you do increase your carbs and the types of carbs you eat - it may be that you add in some fruit etc - but you will find your carb *limit* where your body starts to react and gain. Lowcarbing is not always the choice for everyone - it depends a lot on how your body is reacting to the carbs and how you want to lose the weight. Most important is to start a lifestyle that you can stick with for life - not a diet that you are going to go off of.
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Dalinda Originally Answered: I'm on a low carb diet but i crave cholcolate, badly! anyone know of a low carb chocolate recipe?
get off the low carb diet. it is not healthy for you. Atkins is a fraud. Especially if you crave chocolate. You will eventually go off this diet. Diets don't work because people look at them as short term and say "i'm going on this till I lose 10, 20, 30lbs, etc." When they go off, they eat like crap and put the weight back on, and usually put on MORE weight because they used a nutritionally and physically unhealthy diet, like atkins or low-carb. which plays havoc with your body as it does not preserve muscle and encourages you to take in large amounts of fat- sugar is only one part of it. The reason you will gain back MORE weight when you go off it- (and eventually you will, your body craves sugar in fruits because it needs it and those things are healthy for you- while chocolate is not) because you will have lost muscle as your body will have not been getting what it needs to help preserve it and support muscle maintenance and growth. Muscle increases your metabolism. less muscle = more fat (loosely). I suggest instead to you to read some nutrition books and understand the effect of what you eat on you from a scientific standpoint, not a standpoint of someone giving you false diet information in order to sell thier diet plan. Develop your own eating plan (I say eating plan because it needs to be a LIFELONG CHANGE, but you develop one you can live with) based on healthy choices, you can even work in a "cheat" day where you can eat your chocolate. Something your current "diet" doesn't have. A healthier version of chocolate (although it still has high calories and high sugar) than regular chocolate is dark chocolate. Not just "hershey's" crap you see in the commercial- which is actually only 45% or so pure, try lindts 85% pure dark chocolate- it is more bitter than you are used to, but for a better choice than milk chocolate it is not a bad treat so long as you limit yourself.

Blessing Blessing
Yes. Anytime you lose weight, it has to be a lifetime change to make it work. Researchers have found that cutting out ALL carbs and leaving it up to meat and veggies to give you protein can increase your chances of having a heart attack. Cutting out SOME carbs isn't a bad idea though. Instead of dieting, try eating in moderation and learning how to control your cravings. Craving chocolate cake? Have a bite and call it good. Drink lots of water. And EXERCISE each night for at least 10 minutes. Ten minutes a night can make a HUGE different. Also, don't expect immediate changes. It took you a long time to get that weight on, and it'll take a long time to get it back off.
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Airlea Airlea
The low carb, real food based diet involves eating natural, unprocessed foods with a low carbohydrate content.These studies consistently show that low-carb diets cause more weight loss and greater improvements in health markers, compared to the standard low-fat diet
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Trace Trace
Highly likely. That's why diets don't work. What you have to do is change your life and how you eat fotr the long term. The things you cut out just have on rare occasions and don't go back to old habits. If you consume more carbs than you need to burn more calories. just see it as a trade off and keep the changes you made as much as possible. you knw what you want fot yourself no one else does. Good luck.
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Rearden Rearden
well, u might if you don't eat foods that are low on the glycemic index (GI). look it up and choose foods that are under 60. When you eat foods high on the GI such as coke, fries, bread, white rice... it raises your blood sugar. your pancreas in turn begins to send insulin in your blood to send the excess sugar into ur fat cells so it will drop ur blood sugar. If you want to get fit and stay fit then u need to eat foods that keep your blood levels even. eat basmati rice, sourdough bread,durum wheat pasta, veggies, unrefined foods, peanuts, milk (yes chocolate milk too). if u want to lose weight, keep your calories below what u need. at least 500 calories a day less than ur body weight requires.
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Rearden Originally Answered: foods to eat while on a low carb/no carb diet?
Your body NEEDS carbs and complex carbs (think brown) are what you should go for...whole wheat and whole grain products, brown rice, sweet pototoes, etc. Avoid "white" food (anything with white flour, white sugar for example). Carbs aren't the enemy, but refined ones have little to no nutritional value. The issue with low carb dieting is that frequently people regain much (or all) of the weight they lost when they get off that unhealthy diet (see source link for some issues with low carbing). I've done Atkins more than once...the diet from Hell. Terribly unhealthy but you'll lose weight on it if you watch your calorie intake. However, you'll lose weight on any eating plan if you watch your calorie intake. Why choose an eating plan that is actually UNhealthy? I lost 35 lbs low carbing and gained 20 of them back the following year. Eat right...don't try to eliminate any particular thing (carbs, protein, fats, etc). Exercise...get your metabolism burning some calories. THAT is how you lose weight and keep it off long term. I speak from experience and research. I knew low carbing wasn't healthy but I did it anyway...it was a waste of time since I had to re-lose most of the weight I lost when low-carbing. Yo-yo dieting isn't healthy either. former obese person

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