What will i loose more weight on.a low calorie diet, or low carb?
Topic: What will i loose more weight on.a low calorie diet, or low carb?
October 18, 2019 / By Essence Question:
Ok... so I've been trying a low carb diet (Atkins) for a while, and i enjoy meat and eggs and cheese and pretty much everything that's 0 to no carbs that the Atkins diet allows you to indulge on and i have seen results (when i do it right). Only problem is, you are supposed to stay under 20 carbs a day for 2 weeks for this diet to even work because your putting your body into kytosis. I usually make it a week then i go out with friends and they order pizza or they go to Arby's or something, and i have one slice of pizza or a burger and the entire week went to waist because the strict first two weeks allow NO EXCEPTIONS and bread incidentally IS carbohydrates in one of its most raw forms
. So I've been in stage one for a long time because i can never quite get my body into kytosis :(... and I've been beginning to wonder if i should just do a low calorie diet. I know if i did a low cal diet I'd have to cut out meats and cheeses and substitute that with veggies...which I'm also OK with because i LOVE vegetables...and frankly i miss eating them because most vegetables have too many CARBS for the stage one of the Atkins diet.
Basically after going through all this...I want to know!
What diet will i bennefit more from?? Low carb or Low calorie?
In the end i still keep my calories and carbs low together because i don't eat THAT much...but one will still be higher than the other either way.
What should i have more of in my system? calories or carbs?
Thankyou so much <3
Also i'd like to add that i'm not "fat" or overweight. I weigh 118 pounds...I just want to slim down on certain areas. I have muscle i workout...but all that is irrelevant because i simply want to know what works better...low carb or low calorie.
Best Answers: What will i loose more weight on.a low calorie diet, or low carb?
Clare | 8 days ago
Adkins is gross, my sister does that.
i dont see how you guys do it really, and she having the same problem your having.
but i love veggies too much and hate greasy stuff so i tend to stick to a more balance diet and just watch my calories.
and with a good work our program its great for weight loss. i've lost 30 lbs this year like this while my sis has only lost about 20 or so during the same period of time. and she gets bruises and leg cramps that i've not had to deal with so i think my diet is way better than hers. plus its just easier to stick to because adkins isnt really realistic for long term, its just not natural to limit yourself like that for so long.
my diet is mostly the eat-clean diet. cut out all the junk, and eat lots of veggies and lean protien.
i eat carbs too, but only whole grains and try to limit them when i can and i never eat carbs after lunch or before bed. dairy is ok too but i like to keep it low fat and only sometimes.
but for you, since your not looking really to lose weight, i would recommend you focus more on your fitness instead of weight. leave the scale alone and just work out more and try to eat better.
try some target exercises to focus on the areas you want to improve.
try to keep your calories between 1200 -1500 to be in the healthy range.
with a good work out routine you'll start to see a change in your body as you build muscle and tone up. so you'll see results more in how you look and not so much in your weight change or on the scale.
as for the calorie thing, thats more about weight loss really.
because weight loss is all about doing the math. you want to burn more than you take in to see weight loss results, so thats when it become more important to focus on the calorie count.
but if you just stick to your healthy range and work out, you will still see results in your body changing and becoming more fit and tone even if your weight change is a little slower than going hardcore with the calorie restriction.
so dont get hung up on the scale or calories to gauge your progress, pay more attention to your body and how your muscles feel and look.
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Originally Answered: Which is more effective and safe in weight loss, calorie restriction or low carb diet?
Low Carb Plans don't work.
You'll probably find it extremely difficult to get slim using a Low Carb Dieting Plan. Low carb diets have recently become popular over the last couple years, but the problem with low carb menus is that they are too strict and too hard to follow for average people. Low carb menus tend to rob your body of too much energy (carbohydrates) and make it nearly impossible to remain on the program for very long. This is why so many dieters find it difficult to follow a strict low carbohydrate menu.
oats are your friends eating a cup of oatmeal in the morning will prevent you from gorging in the afternoon
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Congratulations on taking the healthy low-carb change. Yes, you need to get your body into a state of Ketosis, which can take up to two weeks. If you cheat, you are back to day one. The mountain you have to climb to get there can be tough, with cravings etc., but that is due to your sugar/glucose addiction. Your cravings will begin to disappear after you are into a state of Ketosis.
To be blunt, if you eat carbohydrates in excess, that is your lack of willpower, not the failure of the process.
Low-calories diets do not work, as they treat all calories as equal, which they are not. If you want to sustain weight loss, you need to make a life change. If you change to low-calorie, you are a choosing a life of being constantly hungry. Why do that to yourself?
You can eat plenty of vegetables LATER ON when you are in a state of Ketosis. I'm still in Ketosis and get veggies through my local CSA - tons of them. I even ate a big slab of watermelon last week. However, my body can handle that now every-so-often.
Also, ingesting low-calorie can still mean high glucose. Your visceral fat, including fat surrounding organs can continue to cause you severe metabolic issues as you age. A lot of people trump they are skinny and just eat less calories, but have no idea what is going on inside their bodies.
I suggest you check out the book "Why We Get Fat". It will be a real eye-opener for you.
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Fat is from eating too many calories. So if you eat less calories than you burn, you lose weight.
Go on a low calorie diet. You probably shouldn't eat any less than 1200 calories a day (depending on your weight). Cutting calories is healthier than drastically reducing your carbs, but you wont lose weight as quickly.
btw, you're allowed to eat meat, cheese, ice-cream, etc. on a low calorie diet..... you just have to make sure you don't eat too many calories.
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Though your BMI is inside the "healthy" variety according to one calculator I used (which is excellent!) 23 is pretty nearly the dividing line. I do fear a little bit bit more about this given that that you've diabetes. I am a researcher in a lab that studies fat, metabolism, and diabetes (among different things), and i know that the extra additional fats you raise around, the more serious it is going to be to your form 2 diabetes. With that in intellect, i'd recommend that you're making a further effort to consume healthily, with small serving sizes, and to activity more -- simply for your health! You may find that you just lose some weight over time when you make these subculture changes, and if that occurs, first-rate, but the factor is that you simply is not going to let your diabetes get out of hand. It could purpose all kinds of nasty stuff like kidney failure and blindness and needing to get limbs amputated, so it is worth it to take it critically. Lengthy story short, i'm definite you are simply attractive as you are, but I do fear about carrying even a few additional lbs of fat if you are diabetic. Sorry to be this kind of worrier!
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Low carb does the work better. Obviously you can't go out with your friends and order pizza. Doesn't work that way - so get used to being fat.
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decaf coffee is a great low calorie fluid when you re having cravings and a great source of antioxidants
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Originally Answered: What to eat while taking Metformin? low calorie diet vs. low carb diet?
Well, the cereal isn't going to help you with weight loss. It will convert into sugar (glucose), then be absorbed into your cells. Then if not used, it converts to FAT.
Cut out all forms of sugar and all wheat (grain) products. If an ingredient says sugar, or some sort of syrup, or anything that ends in -ose, or Maltitol, don't eat it or drink it.
Also, not all carbs are the same. Some carbs in the form of fiber don't usually count.
It's the net carbs you have to worry about.
Eat a medium glycemic index food that has high protein and low fat.
A low carb diet will work best. Low calorie might not be the best choice. Low carb can be veggies, fruit, etc.
High protein can be nuts instead of meat. Fish or chicken is healthier than beef or pork.