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Why to avoid high carb diets

By 3 September , 2013Diet, Uncategorized

Many people do not thrive on a high carb diet, yet the standard British diet is dominated by high carbohydrate foods such as bread, pasta, potatoes, cakes and confectionary. In my opinion this is the biggest contribution to the obesity ‘epidemic’ we are experiencing in the UK. I’ve seen great success in structuring a client’s diet to fit their personal requirements whilst maintaining the underlying theme of ‘low carb’.

Knowledge is power and the more you understand about why eating low carb meals is good for you, the more likely you are to succeed. My top 5 reasons why you should avoid a high carbohydrate and low fat diet are:

  1. High carb meals cause higher levels of insulin to be released and insulin PREVENTS fat loss – fat cannot be burned in the presence of insulin.
  2. High carb diets will raise triglycerides – high triglyceride levels are a strong indicator of future heart disease.
  3. High carb diets cause insulin resistance over time – Insulin resistance leads to heavy weight gain and eventually diabetes.
  4. High carb snacking will cause a spike followed by a severe drop in blood sugar. This leads to energy crashes, irritability, over eating and eventual fat storage.
  5. Excess insulin from high carb / low fat dieting can lead to a number of conditions such as PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome), inflammation, premature ageing, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. Dietary fat on the other hand has no net impact on insulin whatsoever and is crucial for health and well being. Dietary carbohydrates are not essential for survival, nor do they necessarily contribute towards health.

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