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

Low carb diets not only have the ‘weight loss’ factor in their favour, but you also have health benefits added onto this, such as lowering your risk of type 2 diabetes and metabolic syndrome.

Low carb will be very different for many people. You can go down the road towards a keto diet, which is less than 50g of carbs per day, focusing on high fat and moderate protein consumption. This takes some time to get used to, and with any low carb diet, getting over the so-called keto flu and lethargy in the beginning, won’t agree with a lot of active people.

Personally, I find that the low carb option indefinitely, is a very limited kind of diet. I like carbs and am not inclined to gorge myself on them. They serve a purpose, and sometimes I do like the odd bowl of basmati rice, and my sweet potato chips. They are beneficial for our bodies, and for those of us that are active. If you weight train, you will definitely need to have a nice balance of carbs to sustain your training. Athletes will need even more.

What we need from a diet is something that is sustainable long term, but also allows us the flexibility to eat those things we enjoy, especially when it comes to spending time with our family and friends. I have a complete solution regarding this.

Why not try intermittent fasting, with low carb and carb cycling?

This kind of lifestyle leads to more weight loss, as well as allowing you to maintain it, when following the strategy. You can pick and choose your times for fasting, what days, and you don’t even have to fast daily. It’s a lot easier to sustain than the straight up low carb diet, day in and day out.

This type of eating plan is safe for most people, but if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or have an eating disorder, I would not recommend this. For the rest of us who want to lose body fat, look younger, increase human growth hormone levels naturally and want to increase muscle mass – this is the perfect life option.

I would experiment with this option for about 3 months in order to give it the necessary time for bringing its potential to fruition. A week or month will not be enough. It takes about 40 days to get into a synergistic groove, but it’s worth that little bit of effort, until your body starts responding, and you have some kind of a routine in place.

Hopefully this has been helpful for you. I can only comment on my own experience, and low carb definitely was not sustainable or fun in any way for me. I prefer fasting, and being able to eat what pleases me, and having a nice balance all round with my food. If you need more information, you can contact me any time on my website or join me on fb and insta social. Please feel free to upvote this answer if it has been useful in some way to you.

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