Looking for a Simple Diet? Try the Slow Carb diet

November 12, 2012

Looking for a Simple Diet? Try the Slow Carb diet

Did you know that it is possible to lose 20 pounds easily in 1 months time? It really is possible with the right exercise, diet and supplementation. Twenty pounds is equivalent to two dress sizes or pant sizes depending on what you wear. In fact, as you exercise and build lean muscle, your weight appears to decrease at a lower rate because your taking fat and turning it into muscle which weighs more. However, your body shape changes drastically. One way to go about doing this is the slow carb diet. This is one of the simplest diets to follow and there are 5 easy rules to remember.

  • White Carbohydrates are BAD

  • Eat the same meals over and over again

  • Don’t drink calories

  • Don’t eat fruit

  • Take 1 day off per week

Let’s analyze each of the 5 steps to see where that takes us. Rule number 1, avoid white carbs. Well, that means all bread, rice, cereal, potatoes, pasta, tortillas and of course fried food (cereal or bread crumb based). This alone will help you to lose fat weight. Stick with the slow carb diet, it works.

Rule number 2 of our slow carb diet involves eating the same meals over and over again. You have to consider with all the food items available there are only a few that won’t put fat on your body. It is suggested that you try:

  • Protein choices include: eggs, chicken breast, black beans, lean pork, fish

  • Legume choices include: lentils, pinto beans, red beans, soybeans

  • Vegetable choices include: spinach, mixed veggies, sauerkraut, asparagus, peas, broccoli and green beans

Mix and match the above and eat as much as you are comfortable with. Make 3 to 4 meals from various combinations and repeat this every week.

Rule number 3 involves not drinking calories. Drinking your calories is almost always empty calories. Drink lots of water and you can have unsweetened tea and coffee. If you like milk or cream in your coffee, you might try bypassing that and adding some cinnamon instead. If necessary try some no/low calorie flavor enhancer. Watch out for preservatives and chemicals though. Stay away from milk, soy milk, soft drinks and fruit juices. And, yes stay away from diet sodas. Many of them contain aspartame which has been scientifically demonstrated to stimulate weight gain. Alcoholic beverages are generally out of the question however, red wine is okay in fact up to 2 glasses a day.

Rule number 4 is don’t eat fruit. Fruit is probably greatly over rated. Consider how we have evolved. Our ancestors, and not so distant relatives, didn’t eat fruit everyday nor did they have it year round. I’m mean oranges from Florida or fruit from South America during winter time was not available. This is new. We can bring in produce from all over the world year round. However, a couple hundred years ago and beyond this was not the case and people survived. There are some exceptions to the no fruit rule and that is tomatoes and avocados are okay. Tomatoes are a good source of vitamin C and lycopenes and of course avocados are an excellent source of omega 3 fatty acids. On the slow carb diet, you are allowed to have fruit once a week. Okay, so knock yourself out.

Rule number 5 is take one day off per week. Followers of this diet suggest Saturdays be your dieters gone wild day. Eat whatever you want and I mean whatever. Let your hair down. It has been suggested that increasing your caloric intake once a week actually increases fat loss by making sure your metabolic rate doesn’t nose dive.

The slow carb diet is about as simple as it gets. Your food choices are limited but you can mix and match each week and you get a free day to eat anything and everything you want, literally! Another benefit of this diet is that you don’t have to count carbs! Wow! That’s easy.

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