Diet

High Fat-Low Carb Diets

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The three major components of any food (also known as macronutrients) are

  1. Fat
  2. Protein
  3. Carbohydrate

High-fat/low-carbohydrate or low-carb diets stresses on the fact that proteins and fats should be consumed in high quantum. At the same time, there should be less consumption of carbohydrates. Due to the high level of carbohydrate in the food, the insulin level in the blood increases. As a matter of fact, the insulin hormone helps convert the food into energy. This takes the form of glucose or sugar. High insulin levels can be easily linked to diabetes mellitus type II, cardiovascular disease, and obesity. These diseases are due to a syndrome named – Insulin Resistance Syndrome or Syndrome X.

Other high fat/low carb diets are

    • Protein Power

      Protein consumption is adequate whereas the carbs consumption is limited between 20 to 40 grams every day during the initial days. Then, in the middle phase the level is augmented to 50 grams everyday. After this, the level reaches between 70 to 130 grams.

    • Eat Fat get thin diet

      This diet plan allows one to consume around 60 grams of carbohydrate every day till the ideal weight is reached. One should keep in mind to augment the carbohydrate level till the weight loss stops. One can have any quantum of meat, fish, poultry, cheese and eggs. Sugar and grains are not allowed in the diet plan. Do not include sweet fruits but normal fruits are allowed.

  • The Schwarzbein Principle

    The carbohydrate limit of this diet does not go beyond 72 grams per day. Meat, non-starchy vegetables, cheese and natural fats – all are included in the diet plan. If nuts and dairy products are included in the diet – try to be moderate in its consumption.

  • The Diet Cure

    This diet has a combination of 20 grams of protein and 20 grams of carbohydrates per meal. Try to avoid white flour, sugar, and refined products. It is a must to have breakfast.

Benefits of high fat/low carb diets

The main health concerns today are

  • Type II diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • Obesity

These may be due to an imbalanced insulin metabolism. The modern diets mostly are rich in carbohydrates which lead to constant insulin production. And thus, these diseases find a prominent place in the modern society.

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