How Long Has Low Carb Dieting Existed?
Low carb dieting has been around since the dawn of time. Cavemen lived off wild animals after hunting them.
Cavemen did eat carbs but through berries and plants. Back then rice, pasta, and potatoes didn’t exist.
Some tribes still live this way and seem to be a lot healthier and leaner because of this type of low carb lifestyle.
Doctors Who Advocate Low Carb Dieting For Health and Fat Loss
Dr. John Rollo used low carb dieting and high protein and high fat diets to treat diabetic soldiers.
Dr. Irwin Stillman in 1967 published one of the most popular low carb dieting books called ‘The Doctors Quick Weight Loss Diet’.
And following this, Dr. Robert Atkins published his low carb dieting plan called ‘Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution’.
He was definitely ridiculed for his research and at a time when low fat diets were all the rage and accepted as the most effective way to lose weight.
Bodybuilders have used low carb dieting for losing body fat to get ripped and defined bodies for contest preparation. And now it seems that low carb dieting is being accepted and used by millions as a way to burn loads of bodyfat and at a great rate while never feeling deprived and hungry.
How Does Low Carb Dieting Work?
So the basic philosophy of low carb dieting is that it restricts your body’s main energy source which is from carbs and so the body is forced to burn fat which is the next available energy source.
Low carb dieting is also known as high protein dieting which is often misleading since the focus is limiting your carb consumption and not necessarily eating an extreme amount of protein but also eating fat too.
The reason behind intaking fats into your low carb dieting plan is that we need to switch the body to burn fat and it is necessary to consume fats for the switch.
In a low carb dieting plan it is crucial that we consume fats otherwise the body will use protein for energy rather than fats.
It also helps with recovery after training, maintains muscle mass, and keeps us satisfied in-between meals.
Low carb dieting also staves off sugar cravings.
Consuming a diet rich in fats and proteins has minimal effect on our blood sugar levels. The more stable blood sugar levels are the better our curvy bodies will be at burning body fat. And the less we will crave that nasty sugar.
Low carb dieting will also minimize our body’s production of insulin which is our body’s fat storing hormone. Don’t want to do that.
The beauty of low carb dieting is the fact that you, Curvy Goddess, will be able to eat a lot of food so deprivation is not part of the philosophy in the low carb dieting plan.
You can have your steak, cheese, cream, olive oil, and nuts which in conventional dieting are considered forbidden foods.
The focus is about consuming fats and proteins and eliminating the starchy carbs from your low carb dieting plan.
So it isn’t about counting calories although OVEREATING WILL ALWAYS PRODUCE WEIGHT GAIN.
There are a few different types of low carb dieting plans that exist most emphasize consuming less than 30 grams of carbs per day which takes some time to get used to.
Going through the first couple of weeks of low carb dieting you’re going to be surprised how many carbs in certain foods you’re used to eating.