(Low-Carb High-Quality) – Until a few years ago, the low-carb nutrition form, especially in Germany, led a shadowy existence. Often a carbohydrate-reduced diet was only used in the field of (semi-) professional bodybuilding or in a therapeutic way in the form of the Ketogenic diet.
Although the idea of the modern low-carb diet is hundreds of years old, low-carb in a small circle has only been achieved in recent decades by various low-carb pioneers, such as Dr. Robert Atkins.
The increased awareness of the nutritional approaches in the mind of the society always leads to a stronger opposition. This is the natural course of all things and the low-carb diet is also affected.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of false statements on the topic of low-carb. One of my favorite fallacies is that carbohydrates are vital. Such statements are even made by alleged experts. Why? I don’t know as it’s already taught in high school that only certain fats and proteins are essential.
Anyway, I am absolutely convinced of a carbohydrate-reduced diet. Therefore I present 7 + 1 ultimate reasons why you should eat low-carb.
# 1 Low-Carb Is Simply Delicious
I admit, this point is not exactly objective. But personally, I find the low-carb diet really delicious. Of course, it may be very difficult to say farewell to familiar foods especially at the beginning.
However, as time goes by you get used to cooking with new foods and often these foods are an even better option. There are many free and tasty low-carb recipes that can serve as inspiration.
# 2 You Broaden Your Palate With Low-Carb
In our society, everything has to be quick. We rush from one appointment to the next and there’s no time left for our diet. The result is bad food, fast food and, in the worst case, massively sugary snacks. The food industry sells these snacks as a healthy meal for in between
If you start with low-carb, you scrutinize ingredients a lot more closely because you look out for carbohydrates. I have seen and accompanied a lot of people, who developed and became true nutritionists over time.
# 3 Low-Carb Is Versatile
Even though there are always people who want to reduce low-carb to a certain type of diet. Low-carb is extremely versatile. You can choose from a variety of healthy foods and also from an abundance of possible low-carb diets nutritional forms. Regardless of whether:
- Low-Carb High-Fat,
- The Atkins diet,
- The Ketogenic diet,
- The LOGI method,
- The Dukan diet.
Or one of the many other options, such as setting your own personal daily carbohydrate limit. Everyone has the opportunity to eat low-carb according to the method that best fits for themselves. What else could you ask of a diet?
# 4 Low-Carb Can Be More Than Just a Reduction Diet
Although low-carb is widely used as a diet for reducing fat, but for a lot of people, low-carb has become much more.
Whether you are talking about lifestyle or just passion. Low-carb can accompany you throughout your whole life – and without forgoing, restrictions or industry castrated foods, as it is the case with Low-Fat.
# 5 Low-Carb Prevents Physiological Ravenous Hunger
Reduction diets, or in the slang of conversation just simply called diets, often have something in common – ravenous hunger is coming. Many diets go along with renunciation, let the blood glucose level dance and also lead to frustration instead of positive motivation.
Thanks to low-carb, the blood glucose level is maintained at a constant value and the physiological ravenous hunger is reduced. Although low-carb is not always effective against the psychological ravenous hunger, sweet low-carb treads can still help.
# 6 Low-Carb Can Grant a Power Boost
More than a few people experience a true performance boost while strictly abide by the Ketogenic diet, which is a type of low-carb diet. While the changeover phase is frequently accompanied by discomfort, headaches and a performance decrease, people are clearly more energetic after the metabolism change, also known as ketosis . Frequently reported advantages are:
- A smaller sleep requirement,
- An improved sleep quality,
- A higher attention span,
- A general health improvement.
In clinics, for example at the University Hospital in Freiburg, the ketosis is used as a therapeutic method but it has numerous other advantages.
# 7 Low-Carb Ensures a Fast and Lasting Weight Loss
There are now various studies on the subject of low-carb and slimming. Especially in the comparison to the old-established variant of the low-fat diet. The low-carb diets regularly have significantly better results than their cousins, the low-fat diets.
Not only does the weight loss progress much faster, which is noticeable in the first few weeks due to water loss, but low carb diets are often done much longer and are far more sustainable.
In a study of 148 men and women over 12 months at the National Institute of Health in 2014, the overall fat loss was significantly higher in a low-carb diet than in a low fat-diet.
The many positive reviews on the subject of low-carb in our low-carb Facebook group confirm this thesis.
# 8 Use Low-Carb To Regulate Your Blood Glucose Level
One of the biggest problems in today’s diets is the amount of so-called simple carbohydrates (also known as fast carbohydrates). We consume way too much of these simple carbohydrates, which means that our blood glucose level is kept constantly at a high value or is subjected to constant massive fluctuations.
However, the higher the blood glucose level, the more insulin is produced by the pancreas. This process is important to regulate or lower the blood glucose level. In addition, insulin transports the split carbohydrates in the form of glucose into the fat cells and muscles.
People who keep their blood glucose levels constantly at a high-level due to poor nutrition, will sooner or later develop a so-called insulin resistance. The consequence is usually a type 2 diabetes.
According to the German Center for Diabetes Research, well over 6 million people are affected by type 2 diabetes in Germany alone. Diabetes is therefore one of the biggest national diseases in our country.
Ultimate Reasons For a Low-Carb Diet – The Conclusion
These reasons approve of a low-carb diet but very little of an industry driven low-fat diet. Natural foodstuffs are far away from fat reduced foods which are often horribly processed.
By means of a carbohydrate-reduced diet, it is not only possible to lose weight, but also to fight against the metabolic syndrome (insulin resistance, high blood pressure and dyslipoproteinemia).
Low-carb can be used not only as a short-term reduction diet, but as a permanent and long-term form of nutrition. As a result, a dietary change to low-carb is significantly easier than a change to other dietary methods for weight reduction.
In addition, a large number of people can be reached due to the variety of low-carb and the associated flexibility – if you deeply commit yourself to the different low-carb forms and don’t take on a narrow viewpoint you can avoid the biggest low-carb mistakes.
What are your reasons for a low-carb diet? We’re looking forward to your comments.