Are all diet plans made equal?
There’s so much information out there about which diet plan works best and it’s almost impossible to figure out which one will work best for you.
I’ve researched various diet plans and actually tried some of the more popular ones, and not all diet plans are made equal.
Whether it’s the Atkins diet, Paleo diet, South Beach diet, Ideal Protein diet, Ketogenic diet, Mayo diet, Mofindiet or any other diet plan; no one diet plan is the perfect fit for everyone.
I have come to the realization that the most impactful factors to any diet plan are ‘protein and carbohydrates’ and almost all diet plans have some kind of protein increase and carbohydrate (carb) restriction.
Fats are also important when it comes to dieting, but from my research, fats can be low,medium or high in your diet as long as you’re eating healthy fats.
For example, healthy fats can come from cashew nuts,seeds,tuna and salmon etc. The simplicity behind a low carb and high protein diet is why I recommend this diet plan to anyone who wants to lose weight and get fast results. If you are not a fan of counting calories, this type of diet plan is perfect for you.
A low carb and high protein diet plan has a drastic impact on Insulin levels. Insulin is one of the key hormones in the body that regulate blood sugar levels.
The idea behind a low carb and high protein diet is to decrease insulin blood levels which contribute to a decrease in fat storage.
When we eat too much carbs like bread, rice, sugary foods and highly processed foods (frozen and packaged foods), our blood sugar levels increase and insulin levels increase, which will result in rapid weight gain.
Changing your eating habit is the most important part of living a healthy lifestyle and adding exercise to your daily routine will further amplify your results.
Going on a diet or changing your eating habits doesn’t have to be tedious or brain wrecking. Keep it simple! Once you’ve decided to start cutting carbs and eating more protein, the list below are examples of foods to eat and foods to avoid while you’re trying to lose that body fat.
Foods to eat, drink and other miscellaneous items include:
Fish, Eggs, Meats, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables, Fruits, Healthy Oils (Canola oil or Olive Oil), protein shakes, water, coffee, tea and multivitamins.
Foods and drinks to limit or avoid include:
Sodas, fruit juice, donuts, cakes, ice cream, pizza, pasta, rice, potatoes and highly processed foods (packaged and frozen foods).
In conclusion,it is unrealistic to be on a low carb and high protein diet indefinitely, that’s why I recommend keeping your carbs low on certain days and carbs medium to high on other days (this is called carb cycling); while still keeping your protein high.
A low carb and high protein diet plan worked for me and many people I’ve helped from various places. The amazing part of being on a low carb and high protein diet is the ability to eat a wide range of high protein foods mixed with vegetables and you don’t need to worry about counting calories.
If you then add any exercise regimen to a low carb and high protein diet plan, you will get amazing results. Any diet plan may have some disadvantages and you need to know them before you start.
The disadvantages of a low carb and high protein diet may include but not limited to:
– Lack of necessary nutrients the body requires. Multivitamins and/or supplements could be taken to enhance some lacking nutrients.
You may have headaches or fatigue if the carb intake is too low (Below 40 grams of carbs/day).
Before you start any diet plan always consult with your Doctor.