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5 reasons to give low carb a try

Before and after photo of author Veronica Spriggs. Let me give you a word of advice, skip the complicated surgeries and head straight for the low carb lifestyle.
Before and after photo of author Veronica Spriggs. Let me give you a word of advice, skip the complicated surgeries and head straight for the low carb lifestyle.

You see that girl up there? That is me at all time heaviest. All 457 pounds of me.

Yes, in moments of desperation I too, was willing to try anything. Unfortunately, most “fat burners” don’t have any real or lasting results. Leaving you in a word, fatter. Much like anyone who has ever had any weight to lose you are probably willing to try anything. That is, until the subject of “low carb dieting” comes up.

Most people would rather risk surgery than consider low carb dieting. Why? Because they want the weight gone and they want it gone fast. What they don’t know is that most bariatric centers will prescribe a low carb diet plan after the surgery is complete. Let me give you a word of advice, skip the complicated surgeries and head straight for the low carb lifestyle.   Why are so many so reluctant to try low carb dieting? Here are the top 5 rejections I hear.

  • I could never give up carbs.
  • Low carb diets are unhealthy.
  • Dr. Atkins died from low carbs.
  • You will only gain all the weight back.
  • I don’t think I can really do it.

Isn’t it time to just believe in the power of good food and hard work? Here are my five reasons to give low carb a try: 

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  •  1. You want to lose weight and burn fat and you want to do it quickly.

    Low carb dieting puts your body into a state of ketosis which forces your body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. This typically results in faster more consistent weight loss.

    2. You have a lot of weight to lose.

    If you have 50 pounds or more to lose low carb could be right for you. Because you are prone to see results faster you are more apt to stick with program. Low carb eating eliminates carb cravings making it that much easier to stick to your new way of life.

    3. You love to eat good food.

    To those who say I could never give up carbs, I say “You don’t have to!” While yes, it is true that you are not going to be eating breads, pastas or sugar (at least not for a while) carbs will still be a part of your lifestyle. Leaving behind starchy carbs may take some getting used but once you do you won’t miss them at all.   Once you embrace a low carb lifestyle you will begin to enjoy protein rich meals like this low carb crust-less quiche.

    Instead of breads and pasta you normally consume, you will have a healthier appetite.

    4. You hate dieting and counting calories.

    One of the main things that enticed me to embrace a low carb lifestyle was the fact that I just didn’t want to be bothered counting fats and calories. Low carb dieting allows you to diet without really dieting. Unless I tell them noone knows I am dieting. I eat healthy, delicious portions of foods that would never be associated with a “diet†. Aside from an occasional raised eyebrow when I pass on the potatoes noone questions the way I eat because it appears completely normal.

    5. You want to look and feel great.

    You are tired of feeling sick and tired. Yeah, I know, that sounds cliche. But for me it was certainly the truth. I was greatly limited in the things I could do. I was no longer living my life. It’s incredulous how many things you actually have to give up when you are packing on the extra pounds. Whether you are no longer physically capable of doing certain things or your own insecurities are holding you back, wouldn’t you like to get your life back?   If you have ever questioned whether or not low carb is healthy just ask your doctor. My doctor agrees with the lifestyle and my health has never been better. Not only am I physically fit and active I have defeated Type 2 Diabetes!

    Have you tried a low-carb diet? What are your thoughts?

     

    Veronica Spriggs is one of those “creative types” she spends part of everyday expressing some form of creativity. Her main creative outlets are her blogs Digiscrap Boutique and Wedding Album Cafe. Where she is webmaster, content creator and graphic designer. She is passionate about art, photography, music, life and her new found fitness. Chat her up on Facebook or follow her on Pinterest or Twitter. For fitness and weight loss inspiration follow her Instagram.

     

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