Low Carbohydrate Or No Carbohydrates – What Role Carbohydrates Play in Your Weight Loss Plan

After experimenting with several weight loss strategies, and obtaining very marginal if any results, I’ve come to the conclusion that all diets need some form of carbohydrates to  work the best.

Let me explain, for instance you can go with a no carbohydrate, all protein diet, eliminating carbohydrates completely from your diet, but the downside to this is that you ingest more fat than is reasonably healthy. Side effects include high blood pressure, elevated creatine levels, and in some cases higher cholesterol. You can lose weight with a no carbohydrate diet but energy levels can suffer. The body needs carbohydrates especially in the morning, when energy levels need to be restored for the duties of the day, if your body runs out of fuel it searches for the next available source of glycogen and that is the muscles, this is counter productive if you’re also exercising to help with your weight loss. So for obvious health reasons a complete carbohydrate free diet is not the best idea.

The most effective way to lose weight and shed fat pounds is to cycle your carbohydrate intake between low and moderate good carbohydrate intake. The key here is to consume healthy clean burning carbohydrates, called complex carbohydrates, and avoid the starchy ones, especially if you are not active. If  the starches aren’t converted into energy then they become fat. Foods you want to avoid include white bread, white rice, sodas, cookies, potato chips, white refined sugars, white pasta, etc.

The best carbohydrates are the ones that don’t cause an immediate spike in blood sugar levels, this occurs because of the direct to blood stream effect starchy, sugary foods have in our blood stream. Better choices would be any 100%whole wheat bread, whole wheat or spinach pasta, plain oatmeal, brown rice, almonds, sweet potatoes, broccoli, and baked potato chips.

A successful weight loss plan should include foods that have sufficient amounts of proteins, carbohydrates, and even some fats. For maximum effectiveness exercise should be included, and yes you need carbohydrates to give your body fuel to burn, until your body has been trained to burn fats more efficiently.

A short booklet I recently published called “How to lose 36 lbs in 6 weeks” lists several good fat burning recipes and lists foods with no fat making properties.

William G. Moore is an internet marketer specializing in publishing diet and weight loss information products and an avid affiliate marketer in the “How to lose weight” product niche. You can learn more about the publisher by visiting http://www.howtolose36pounds.com Find information on the best fat burners and weight loss supplements as well as coaching programs.

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