How many times have you tried to cut back on carbs?
I mean, with tempting options like pizza, cookies, and pasta, it’s literally a near-to-impossible feat.
Sure, you may have switched to ‘healthier’ carbs such as whole grains, oats, and quinoa, but what if I told you that these are no better for you according to supporters of Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) diets like Atkins or Keto.
Whether you’re just cutting down your carbs to lose a few pounds, dropping a few carbs to regulate your blood sugar levels, or eliminating them completely to go Keto, I’m going to help you each step of the way.
Because I know this may be one of the hardest challenges you’ll have to face on your journey to better health. But it’s so worth it.
So let’s do this! Let’s use the next 30 days to wean your body off of carbs and start getting it to run more efficiently starting now.
Wait, Why Are We Eliminating Carbs Anyway?
The plain truth is that carbs equal sugar, and you guys know sugar is my number one enemy in the nutrition world.
When you eat carbs, they break down to glucose, a form of sugar that your body uses as a fuel source for energy. Your body and brain love to work on sugar; it’s fast-acting and easily accessible.
The problem is that most people are eating too many darn carbs and consuming way too much sugar in their diets as a result.
In fact, the USDA’s recommended daily allowance for carbs is:
“Between 45 and 65 percent of your total caloric intake… Based on a 2,000-calorie diet, this would equate to between 225 and 325 grams of carbohydrates daily.”
That, in my opinion, is way too high for most of us who don’t burn this sugar off during strenuous exercising each day. What happens when you have too much sugar in your body? It turns to fat.
Are you eating too many carbs? An excess of carbs in your diet has been linked to:
- Weight gain
- Feeling fatigued, tired, or foggy-headed after you eat
- Cravings for sweets and starchy foods, especially during times of stress or anxiety
- Fluctuating energy levels
- Becoming light-headed and irritable when you’re hungry
- Developing a dangerous apple-shaped body
On the flip side, a low-carb diet has been proven to help:
- Improve blood sugar levels
- Lower blood pressure
- Better cholesterol numbers
- Weight loss
- Epilepsy and seizures
- Reverse insulin resistance
- Reduce inflammation
- Regulate or eliminate PCOS
- Lessen the effects of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases
Seeing all of these benefits, I bet you can’t wait to get started, right?