Topic: Is a low carb diet bad for you?
December 15, 2019 / By Wynne Question:
Basically... I love carbs. Bread, pasta, rice, noodles, toasted muffins.. so nice. But I'm trying to eat healthily and have shifted 15lb so far by resisting junk foods, sweets and the like and exercising more (I'm 5'8, was 154 lbs now 140. Want to lose a further 15).
I seem to have hit a plateau though... will cutting carbs help? I eat a lot of them still, though have gone from white to brown/wholemeal etc.
Will it help?
Shayne | 9 days ago
Simple carbs are bad for you, complex carbs are good for you because they provide fiber that makes you feel full for a longer period of time.
Cut most of the fats and some more of the carbs...
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.
Yes carbs like whole grain etc are a lot healthier than whites, a low carb diet is good but u still need carbs but yes use whole grain n stuff
the best thing for losing weight is to keep a balanced diet ik its Classique but it works. muffins are really bad carbohydrates so try to limit those breads pasta and oatmeal are good cuz they keep you full so you eat less that's why i have a bowl of oatmeal every morning. and its good that ur exercising keep it up because that is also the key. remember don't completely cut them out of your diet
No its not bad. Try cutting back on them a lil more and replace with protein.
U still eat some good fats like almonds daily too right?
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