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 →

Possible reasons why Low Carb Diet doesn’t work for you

A lot of people are motivated to cut back on carbohydrates because they blame it for their weight problems. That is within reason since high carbohydrate consumption, especially of those foods high in Glycemic Index, has been proven to lead to obesity. Meanwhile, low carb diets have been proven effective for weight loss but just like any other diet, some people can experience differently. If you’ve tried a low carb diet and have problems seeing the results, below are some reasons which can possibly explain why. You’re losing fat and you don’t realize it If you weigh yourself every day 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 →

Study suggests high carb diet drastically damages the brain

           If you ask my friends and family for my favourite food, they will surely say that I love any rendition of pesto pasta. Since I discovered this dish when I was in junior high, I’ve been in the lookout for the best pesto pasta in our city and in the whole of United States. But when I started a new diet plan, I had to limit pesto pastas from my diet. I can’t totally eliminate it since I don’t want to feel so deprived that losing weight becomes a bothersome chore. In this post, I 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 →

Foods with the Highest Carbohydrates Content

          Despite popular opinion, carbohydrates are not all that bad. They are necessary for human development, blood clotting and other immune system processes. Lack of carbohydrates can result to issues on the aforementioned systems but this is unlikely. In this age, it’s more likely that we consume more carbohydrates than what our body needs. When this happens, we are more susceptible to diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure and cancer. Thus, extreme caution and conscious effort should be placed on what we take into our body. For this post, we’d like to share to you Continue Reading →