What is the best diet to go on low carb/low calorie/low fat?
Topic: What is the best diet to go on low carb/low calorie/low fat?
January 29, 2020 / By Isa Question:
Ok I need to know if I am going to count calories. Say 1,500. Of that 1,500 calories what % of those calories should be from fats,proteins,carbs,sugars,etc.
Going on a diet is hard and dont mind the life change just confused about all the diets. It seems to always come back to the calorie.
I use to hear for example a carrot is good for you and now I hear no,no! to many carbs in that carrot. Help
Best Answers: What is the best diet to go on low carb/low calorie/low fat?
Farquhar | 2 days ago
First, it should be acknowledged that the "low-fat" and "low-calorie" fad diets were introduced in the 1970s. The United State Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs, chaired by Senator George McGovern, created the Dietary Goals which are still in place over 30 years later. This included the unscientific push toward avoidance of fat and reduction of calorie intake as a successful method for curbing weight and disease. Due to this fact, we have over 70% of the United States deemed overweight or obese...and 32% of 2-19 year olds are considered obese. This was data from two years ago in 2010. The data points were only continuing to rise - and are most likely at even higher levels today in 2012.
Insulin is the main hormone in your body that regulates fat storage, essentially pushing fatty acids by way of LPL enzymes into your cells.
The major substance which causes insulin to begin this portion of its job (it has many other functions) is GLUCOSE.
Glucose appears in the human body when carbohydrates are ingested. Any carbohydrate, complex or not.
This is how the human body becomes fat, eventually insulin-resistant and potentially obese w/ type II diabetes. Everyone is different (sex, hormones, genetics), but we have a problem on our hands when 1/4 of the US population is either pre-diabetic or type II diabetic.
Ingesting fat has 0 affect on insulin, thus will not make you fat or even gain weight.
Counting calories is a flawed method. Doing so implies that all calories are equal. If I eat 1,000 calories of lard and you eat 1,000 calories of whole grain bread, my insulin will be way down and yours will be quickly pushing your fatty acids to storage. I will not gain weight, and you will.
I would request you check out he source material as it will have some real scientific eye-opening information you probably have never thought of.
About the carrot - I eat them on occasion, though they do have more carbohydrate than most vegetables. Just good for variety.
Probably the best lifestyle change you can make is either to Paleo or Primal. I recommend most people who want to eat healthy go by the following, though it can differ slightly:
70% fat / 20% protein / 10% carbohydrate
60% fat / 30% protein / 10% carbohydrate for more active individuals. (more glycogen production)
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Originally Answered: Which is better? A low carb, low fat or low calorie diet?
Diet is what we eat for like, not something we do.
80% of weight loss is diet.
You can eat a healthy diet and lose weight.
You can eat a healthy diet and exercise and lose more weight.
You can exercise and eat a poor diet and not lose and even gain weight.
A good healthy diet high in fiber, lean meats, eggs, complex carbohydrates, whole grains, antioxidant foods, healthy beverages and low in added sugar and salt help people lose weight, lower cholesterol, increase energy, improve brain function, lower blood pressure, reduce cancer risk and have a more positive lifestyle!
You need to eat a lot more food and a lot more fiber!
Diets that exclude foods from any food group are fad diets and do not lead to permanent weight loss or solve any other health issues.
First, try to kick your fiber intake to 40 grams of both soluble and insoluble fiber.
Whatever you do, get your fiber from your food, not from a jar.
Fruits and vegetables have good fiber in them. A high fiber diet increases the metabolism.
Try a breakfast cereal with at least 20% of recommended daily allowance of fiber in it. They are usually low in sugar so there is a double benefit. Blueberries or raspberries on top add more fiber and antioxidants. But fresh or frozen, not the kind in syrup.
Raw nuts are a great source of fiber, healthy fats, and antioxidants. Avocados are the best.
Lots of beans, peas, and grains are high fiber. Whole grain breads. Fiber kicks up the metabolism so you actually burn more calories. These foods will give you more gas in the beginning but if eaten daily, the bacteria in the digestive tract will elevate lowering the gas output.
This will get you on the path for a healthy daily bowel movement. This helps clean the system and aids healthy digestion.
I know it goes against everything you've heard but eating lots of the right foods will actually help you lose weight!
Next, take an age appropriate basic daily multivitamin. Don't look at your multivitamin as nutrition but more as an insurance policy. Think of it as filling in the gaps in your daily diet as opposed to a primary source of nutrients.
Last, you have to drink lots of water to be healthy. But you can disguise it. Fill your glass all the way full with ice before pouring low sugar beverages. Try iced green tea with a splash of orange juice in it for sweet. More antioxidants. Add lemon juice to water for flavor. Slice up a cucumber and float it in pitcher of water. Gives it salty fresh taste. But you must drink up to 100 oz of water daily to help your body get rid of waste and the toxins it contains.
You must combine a healthy diet with exercise to multiply the benefit. Whether an hour a day in the weight room or just a 30 minute brisk walk every day, the added benefit of a regular exercise program really do increase and accelerate healthy weight loss.
I lost 30 pounds in 5 months by spending my money at the grocery and gym.
Don't be too obsessed about counting calories. It is the type of calories that you consume that are important. A carrot might have a number of calories, but those calories will have a lower g.i than a can of coke. This means the energy will be converted over a longer period of time, ensuring that the calories are used up as required. High sugar foods are bad because they are quickly converted to energy and if not used up straight away, will be quickly converted to fat. So, unless you do a 5km run every time you have a can of coke, much of it will be converted to fat. So, generally, try to avoid sugars as much as you can. Avoid saturated fats such as those found in deep-fried foods(take-away food), but other fats are good for you, like omega 3's. Basically, you should get your carbs from veges, pasta, rice, wholegrains and your proteins from lean chicken, beef, fish, eggs. This combined with regular exercise will increase your energy, burn fat and make you healthier all round.
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Low Carb is bs because your body needs carbs for energy.
Low fat is bs because you need fat for a lot of important functions in your body (nutrient movement, etc). Low fat foods usually aren't filling and then cause you to be hungrier and lead you towards binge eating.
Low calorie is the best option. Of your 1500 calories 30% should be protein 25% should be fat 45% should be carbs
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changing your diet to only healthy foods is the best thing you can do and will ensure you will lose weight if combine with walking everyday especially.
you can eat how much you like if you stay within these 3 guidelines and still lose fat naturally and gradually. You should lose 10lbs each month on average.
1.eat only steamed lean meats, eggs, healthy fruits ,vegetables, nuts, grains, & yogurt..2. drink only water, juice, & milk..3. walk or do some physical exercise 1-3 hour every day.
(btw, recommend you also to buy an electronic food steamer ((Very cheap)) and a rice cooker as makes it very easy to prepare healthy meals ,,add a bit of olive oil and pepper, spices on top of steamed vegeatables, fish or chicken to add more taste if wish as these are healthy too.)
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Both are good for you, each fruit/vegetable has different vitamins. Thus as more variety, as better. Vegetables have generally less sugar than fruits.
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Originally Answered: Low calorie or Low carb diet?
Hey, it's neither healthy nor necessary to cut carbs. They form a vital part of a healthy diet and cutting down can play havoc with your arteries. It's also a complete myth that they cause weight gain. Calories in vs calories out really is all you need to worry about.