I have seen people talking about low-carb diets without knowing what it is. Similarly, many of them seem to be confused about fat, and cholesterol. They talk about proteins, vitamins, and minerals in the foods without knowing how much of these ingredients are required in their foods. So, I will start with the simple definition of carbohydrate and its requirement in your everyday foods.
Primary ingredients of carbohydrates are hydrogen, carbon, and oxygen. In your foods, they are available in the forms of sugars, fibers, and starches. You consume them through fruits, bread, milk products, and veggies. Grains, pasta, beans, potatoes, cereals, and rice also contain carbohydrates, but the concentration is more.
Carbohydrates provide energy to the internal organs like the heart, lungs, kidneys, central nervous system, and the muscles. Going on a low-carbohydrate diet without alternate energy sources can weaken your body. You may lose weight, but it is not healthy. Your body experiences a constant feeling of fatigue and stress. So, you have to plan your low-Carbohydrates diet.
- Reduce white rice, bread, cereals and grains
- Increase fruits, veggies, fibers, and beans
- Balance milk products
Carbohydrates are the ingredients which increase fat metabolism in your body. Without them, the fat deposits in your body will never reduce. They also control the blood sugar level. How you plan your carbohydrates determines how quickly your body can burn fat.
Bananas, blueberries, and oranges have a sufficient quantity of carbohydrates required for your body. You can start with one glass of blueberry juice early in the morning before breakfast. Eat two bananas after breakfast, one after lunch, and one after supper. Eat two or three oranges every day. You can experience magical effects on fat burning and weight loss.
The dieticians today have gone mad over good and bad cholesterol. Frankly speaking, there is only one type of cholesterol and that is good enough for you. So, don’t try to stop cholesterol consumption. I am saying for the simple reasons that Cholesterol is responsible for the
- Cell membrane construction and protection
- Boost the production of male and female sex hormones (estrogen, testosterone, etc)
- Production of digestive fluids like the bile-acids.
- Ft metabolism and conversion into useful energy
You can consume cholesterol in the form of fruits. I suggest you start with apples, strawberries, and any type of citrus fruit. You may also try nuts, beans, and oats. You have to consult your dietician for the frequency and quantity because they depend on your present health conditions.
The third myth about weight loss is you should stay away from sugar-containing foods and beverages. In fact, Glucose is the core energy provider for your body. Insulin is the element, which transports glucose to the cells in your body. The cells convert glucose into energy. So, it is not the sugars which give you problems, rather the lack of insulin. Eat the foods that are rich in proteins and fatty acids.
By following the simple guidelines, you can start off with the celebrity weight loss diet program.