Atkins Low Carbohydrate Diet Overview

Atkins Diet, also called as the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is generally a low carbohydrate diet that is promoted by Dr. Robert Atkins from the Weill Cornell Medical College. Atkins stumbled upon a research paper in the 1958 Journal of the American Medical Association by Dr. Alfred Pennington entitled as “Weight Reduction” which he subsequently used to treat his own weight issue. Atkins then wrote several books starting with the Dr. Atkins Diet Revolution in 1972 which he later modified in his 2002 book. The Atkins diet consists of consuming little carbohydrates to shift the body’s metabolism from converting glucose as Continue Reading →

Easy Ways to Cut Carb Cravings

Without a doubt, carbohydrates belong on a whole different level of foods that people can’t help but overeat. French fries, chocolates, pizza slices, pastas, coffee drinks, bread and pastries are only a few examples of high carbohydrate foods that can cause obesity and other weight related issues. According to a study, these foods combined with fat and salt affect a person’s nervous system just like what cocaine does to the brain. So for this week, I thought I could help you (and myself as well) in looking for ways on how we can cut back on carb cravings to effectively Continue Reading →

Low Carb Diet and Cancer Prevention

A new research unveils that a low carbohydrate diet can be a big help in preventing the rapid growth of tumors – at least in mice. In this recently published Canadian study, 70% of the mice who went under a high carbohydrate diet developed tumors. Meanwhile, only 30% of the mice who were under a low carbohydrate diet acquired tumors. The specifics of the diet forced into the subjects were detailed as follows- the high-carb mice consumed 55% carbs, 22% fat and 23% protein through their diet. The low-carb mice, however, were limited to only 15% carbohydrates and consumed 25% Continue Reading →

Low Carb Substitutes to High Carb Foods

If you plan on starting on a diet, one of the most difficult challenge for you is to give up on foods that you’ve always eaten before. But fret not as I will share to you one way to work around high carb foods without missing out all the fun. Our simple solution- to switch high carb foods with low carb alternatives which can do just as well to satisfy your cravings. Here are some possible low carb substitutes for high carb foods. 1. Cauliflower for Potatoes Among the list of foods containing high carbohydrates, potatoes are one of the Continue Reading →

Twice a week carb cutback can lead to weight loss

          If you can’t find the strength to stick to your rigid diet all week long, you’re bound to hear some good news. It’s because British researchers found out that women who cut back carbohydrates for two days and eat normally for the rest of the week lost an average of 9 pounds. This is bigger than their 5 pounds average weight loss findings about women who stick with the 1500 calorie diet every day of the week. The study implies that you can opt to cut down carb and calorie intake during just two days Continue Reading →

Carbohydrate-rich foods can trigger Food Addiction

            A study suggests that carb addition can be indeed real. Researchers at Boston’s Children Hospital conducted their research by observing the brains of men who consumed carbohydrate-rich foods. They found out that these men experience blood sugar rush followed by a sudden crash which typically lasts for hours.           This surge in the blood’s sugar level activated a strong hunger signal that stimulated a specific brain region that is responsible for managing addiction. Prior to this, there are only psychological reasons to attribute carbohydrates with food addiction. With this line Continue Reading →

Getting Started on a Low Carb Diet

In the previous posts, we’ve tackled some important points about carbohydrates and their role in our body. Carbohydrates have gained a unpleasant reputation today but they actually are needed by the body. We all just need to eat them in moderation since an oversupply can mean additional pounds. So now, you’ve probably decided to cut or regulate your carb intake. This post is about how you can start eating healthy and the initial steps you can take to be able to follow a low carb diet. 1. Know more about this diet Information can easily be acquired in this day Continue Reading →