April 11, 2005

7 Quick Secrets To Super Charge Your Low Carb Diet

Summer is rapid approaching and it's to ignite your motivation for better health and balanced weight. Whether you choose Atkins, South Beach or the hundreds of other specialty diets, most agree on a couple of simple points -- a diet low in high glycemic carbohydrates and low in calories will promote weight loss.

Here are seven secrets to making your diet work for you:

1. Low carb does work. The basis of most successful modern diet plans is to significantly lower your high glycemic carbohydrate intake, especially refined carbohydrates, thus stimulating your body to burn fat reserves for energy. It takes an average of about three days of an almost complete carbohydrate-free diet to begin burning your fat reserves as energy. You maintain this low-carb diet for a couple of weeks for maximum weight loss. After a couple of weeks, "good carbs" with a low glycemic index are added to the diet in the form of green vegetables to continue weight loss. As your ideal weight is reached, you may introduce non refined carbohydrates back into your diet to your own individual weight control.

2. Control your calorie intake. Everyone has an ideal daily calorie intake that matches the fuel your body needs for its activities and regeneration at a particular weight. Consume more calories than you burn and you gain weight (or lose less weight more slowly). Burn more calories than you consume and you lose weight. Combine a low-calorie diet along with low-carb diet and you get enhanced weight loss. Don't forget that exercise burns calories for fuel too.

3. Choose your proteins well. When you eliminate carbs from your diet, you end up eating more proteins. Proteins that are higher in fat are also higher in calories because fat grams are denser. Choose chicken, turkey and lean meats as your animal-based proteins. Cold water fish is the best source of fish protein because you get the nutritional benefit of rich Omega-3 fatty acids.

4. Keep fats under control and be selective. Olive oil and macadamia nut oil are rich in Omega-9 fatty acids. Olive oil is also rich in other substances that nutritionally support the body that no other oil contains. Watch out for poor fat choices in manufactured dressings.

5. Good carbs help. Mineral- and vitamin-rich green leafy vegetables provide many of the nutrients we need daily. They also spice up a meal of proteins.

6. Don't forget fiber. Fiber is primarily a good low glycemic carbohydrate that aids digestive system operation. Fiber also does not digest into the blood system and thus does not interfere with weight loss.

7. Balance your nutrition with good vitamins. An overall daily supplement containing Vitamins B, C and E and minerals of copper, zinc and calcium will keep your body running efficiently to burn the fat. Chromium Picolinate is a popular supplement that enhances metabolism of sugar, fats and proteins.

Overall, select the foods that will help you reach your nutritional goals. Fish and lean poultry and meats, paired with green vegetables, prepared with olive oil and natural spices and herbs, will not only satisfy your tastes but fuel your body quickly toward a new slimmer your by Summer.

Don't forget to drink a lot of water while you increase your protein intake. Drinking water flushes fats out of your system as well as increasing your metabolism. Instead of soft drinks or powdered drink mixes that are loaded with chemicals and sugar, I suggest is adding the juice of half a lemon to 32 ounces of water with a sprinkle of Steviva Brand Stevia Powder. Aside from being less than 2 carbs, you will get the health benefits that the stevia provides along with the vitamin C and electrolytes that lemon have. You can substitute limes for lemons if you get bored and break the routine even more by adding a little unsweetened cranberry juice. Click here to order stevia powder.

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Sugar Free Low Carb Coconut Cranberry Breakfast Bars
Serves: 12
Carbs Per Serving: 4.5 g
Prep Time:<15 minutes

Skill Level: Easy

This is without question one of my personal favorites. These bars are low carb, high protein and loaded with fibre.One bar in the morning will sustain you for hours. I would love to hear your feedback on these.

4 Large Eggs
1 Cup Heavy Cream
1 Cup Water
3 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Scoops Vanilla Protein Powder
1 Cup Almond Flour(Ground Almonds)
1 Cup Steviva Brand Stevia Blend
1 Cup Unsweetened Coconut
1/2 Cup Unsweetened Cranberries

Place all ingredients into a large bowl.
Stir until well combined.
Pour into a greased (I use Pam) 9x13 casserole.
I sprinkle Steviva Brand Stevia Powder sweetened coconut on top, also.
Bake for approximately 1 hour at 350 degrees until golden brown.

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