|Are Low Carb
Diets Good or Bad for Weight Loss
Everybody has heard
of “low carb" diets -- since they are emerging as the
newest trend in dieting.
But do they really work?
...And if so, are they the solution to weight loss that
everybody is looking for?
We don’t think so,
because most low carb diets have several problems which
make losing weight very difficult for the
For example, if you follow the
Atkins diet (a popular low carb program) then the
restriction on carbs for the first couple weeks is very
severe (by almost any standards).
program allows just 20 grams of "net carbs" per day
during the first phase of the diet (which usually lasts
for 2 weeks).
Just to give you an idea of how few
carbs that really is ?even a large apple has more than
20 grams of "net carbs".
This low level of carbs
is often too severe for the “average?dieter to tolerate
for 2 weeks straight, and in fact eating such a low
level of carbs can make a person feel “weak? and
“miserable?all day long (because your body needs more
carbs than that for energy).
Other low carb
diets (such as the South Beach Diet) are not quite as
severe as the Atkins Plan, but in our opinion even the
South Beach Diet is not as easy to follow as it could
We believe that a successful diet needs to
be easy to follow ? because that’s the only way that
people will stick to the diet and lose weight.
We believe that diets should not make average
people feel “miserable?and “weak?all day long, because if
a diet makes people feel miserable and weak then it’s
going to be very difficult for average dieters to adhere
to such programs.
We’re not saying that all low
carb diets are as restrictive as the Atkins Diet is, but
we're saying that most low carb diets are so hard to
follow that “average dieters?will probably wind up
feeling hungry and weak all day long (which is not a
good thing for dieting success in our
We believe that “low carbs?is not the
answer to losing weight, since your body needs a
reasonable amount of all 3 types of calories to lose
weight consistently (protein, carbs, and fat).
The truth is that your body needs a reasonable
amount of protein, carbs and fat calories too.
To lose weight quickly you must eat all 3 types
of calories in the right proportions, and that’s why most
dieters fail. They fail because nobody knows what the
right proportions of calories should be.
losing weight fast we recommend using the new Idiot
Proof Diet shown below -- since there are no
specific "portion limits" at any meal (and dieters can
eat as much as they need to at each meal). Also,
unlimited amounts of certain condiments can be eaten
with every meal.
This is a brand new type of
diet never seen before.
You can begin this
new diet right