Lose weight – cut carbs
It is possible to drop a lot of weight very quickly by cutting your carbohydrates as well as doing a couple of other things, but be advised that dropping weight quickly is not necessarily the best method for long term fat loss.
The carbohydrates we are talking about are: rice, pasta, potatoes, chips, bread and all other refined flour dishes)
The expression “slow and steady wins the race” is extremely appropriate here; however, if you need the needle on the scale to drop fast, you can manage this. Consult your physician before beginning any diet or exercise program.
Initial Weight Loss
Assuming you are engaging in a certain amount of exercise, your initial weight loss will be mostly water. Each gram of carbohydrate retains approximately four grams of water, so when you cut out your dietary carbohydrates and deplete your muscle glycogen levels, or the sugar in your muscles that is used for activity, you shed a lot of water.
So your weight can drop fairly quickly. But this is temporary, and as soon as you have carbohydrates and water again, it will be high tide.
Cutting your carbohydrates as a form of long term weight loss works just fine, better if you focus on fat loss, as lean muscle mass is not something you wish to lose.
It is possible to get sufficient energy in your diet from protein, vegetables and fruit.
Methods of Additional Fat Loss
To get the most out of a restricted carbohydrate diet, you should be exercising, and this means both resistance training as well as cardiovascular work. Resistance training will not only help you maintain muscle mass which keeps your metabolism elevated, it will deplete muscle gylcogen which will allow you to enjoy the occasional post-workout carbohydrate without completely ruining your diet, as the carbohydrates you consume, assuming no more than 25 grams, will be quickly absorbed by your muscles and burned for energy without significantly altering your blood sugar levels.
When you really deplete your carbohydrates, you will not be retaining as much water, so the need to stay hydrated is greater, often much greater. And like any other diet, when you restrict a portion of it, you are probably not getting enough vitamins and minerals, and you may need to address this with supplementation.
Don’t cut on the healthy carbohydrates coming from vegetables like beans, spinach, broccoli, etc. otherwise you will need to supplement some vitamins and minerals, as well as fiber.
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