Learn How Low-Carbs Diet Help People Just Like You Lose Weight

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People from all walks of life are using low-carb diets to achieve immediate weight loss, improved health, and a slimmer body.

Throughout the last twenty years, many people believed and still believe that the key to losing weight is simply to burn more calories than you take in. This theory has been proven wrong time and time again, dating back to the early 1900s.

So, if losing weight is not simply a matter of calories in vs. calories out as many believe(d), what is the answer? The key to reliable, predictable and comfortable weight loss is...
Controlling the hormones of the body, mainly insulin and glucagon.

This is what low-carb diets do best.

Insulin is the storage hormone. It stores carbs in the muscles and liver, stores protein in the muscles and fat in the fat cells.

Glucagon acts opposite to insulin. It breaks things down and releases carbs, protein and fat as needed.

Carbs = Sugar = Weight Gain

When you eat carbohydrates, the carbs converted into blood glucose or blood sugar, protein is broken down into amino acids and fat into fatty acids.

Your body senses the increase in blood sugar and immediately releases insulin to bring your blood sugar levels back to normal. As long as insulin is present in the body you will not and cannot burn fat for fuel. Your body’s #1 goal is to deal with the increased load of sugar.
Three things can happen to sugar in the body:

1. It can be released into the blood to supply muscles and brain with immediate energy. Unless you are performing some form of physical activity, your body will not require much in the way of energy. If this is the case we move to the next option which is...

2. The sugar is stored in the liver and muscles. Trouble is the liver and muscles have a limited ability to store sugar. So, what can’t be stored is...

3. Converted into fat (triglycerides). Obviously not what you would like to see.
Low-Carb Diets Promote Release of Stored Fat.

Reducing the number of carbs you consume helps you lose weight by stimulating more glucagon. Remember that glucagon is responsible for freeing fat from their cells so it can be used for fuel.

The body has three sources of fuel: carbohydrates, fat, and protein. The brain requires carbs to function. If there are insufficient levels of carbs, the liver breaks fat down into ketones which the brain can also use. Keytones are always present in the body. When the level of ketones reaches a certain (high) level, you are in ketosis.

Many people believe that you must be in ketosis to lose weight on a low-carb diet. This is not so. If you eat an excessive number of calories from protein and fat, you may be in ketosis but you will still gain weight.

Is eating a low-carb diet the only way to lose weight?

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Obviously, the answer is no. Millions of people have lost weight eating almost all carbohydrates, very little protein, and very little fat. So, why choose a low-carb diet?

There is a growing mountain of evidence showing that for long-term overall health, excess carbohydrates are "poison" to our body.

Consider this. When you talk about fat, there are essential fats that we must have to survive. When you talk about protein, there are essential amino acids that are critical to our health. When it comes to carbs...there is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate.

Reducing the number of carbs you eat can help you to lose weight without constantly feeling hungry, without experiencing overwhelming cravings and will leave you feeling satisfied.

Most importantly, reducing the number of carbs you eat - especially processed carbohydrates - can reduce your chances of heart disease, hypertension, high blood pressure, cancer, diabetes and much more.

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