The diet our patients are using to lose weight and defeat chronic disease. When Bonnie joined Griffin Concierge Medical, she was overweight and diabetic. She was also motivated to become more physically fit. Fast forward 18 months and Bonnie has lost 54 pounds and gone down four sizes in her clothes. Imagine, shopping just the perimeter of the grocery store. You want to stick to meat, fish, cheese, eggs, low-carb vegetables and steer clear of bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, flour, fruit and sugar. The key to success? Limit your carbohydrate intake which includes sugar to 20 grams per day. To give you an idea of what that looks like, one slice of bread has 10 grams of carbohydrate and one apple has the max 20 grams. Sugar and starch raise blood sugar, which in turn spikes insulin, which promotes fat production and storage.
Knowing what to eat on a low-carb diet can be confusing. After all, many so-called “sugar-free” foods are loaded with fructose, dextrose, maltose and other hidden sugars. You must also watch out for starch, which can stall your progress. This type of carbohydrate occurs naturally in grains, root vegetables, green bananas and most types of beans. Luckily, there are plenty of delicious, healthy foods with no sugar or starch. However, this doesn’t mean they’re unhealthy. High-carb diets are often associated with weight gain, elevated blood sugar, diabetes and other health concerns. However, the link between carbs and obesity is subject to debate, according to a February review in the BMJ Open. Some studies suggest that eating more carbs won’t necessarily cause weight gain, while others blame carbs for the obesity epidemic.
Not to mention all the junk that is also added to our meats now days along with a hefty dose of unwanted hormones for everyone. About the Author Samantha Michaels has written on a myriad of topics which have all sold quite successfully and now she has opted to focus on preparing great information on various important diets in the marketplace. Even if you include healthy carbs from non-starchy vegetables and fruits, your diet is likely to be lower in carbohydrates. When cutting starches out of your diet, you need to include enough protein and other healthy carbs to keep you satiated. She has experience working with people who have diabetes, cardiovascular disease, hypertension and obesity issues. Include a serving of protein from fish, eggs, poultry or meat at each meal to keep you full until the next meal. It came originally from Dr. Print as many copies as you need – please don’t share, copy or distribute.