Understanding Added Sugar In Your Diet

Are you looking to reduce your sugar intake? First, it is important to understand where you are getting sugar from in your diet. Sugar occurs naturally in whole foods like fruit, vegetables, grains, and dairy. Other sources of sugar in your diet include soft drinks, fruit juices, flavored yogurts, and most processed foods. Always check...
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What is the Keto Diet?

The ketogenic diet is a very low carb, high fat way of eating. Some would say that the high fat content consumed in this diet is bad for you, but many folks have been very successful on their weight loss journey on the Keto Diet. The idea is that by drastically reducing your carbohydrate intake,...
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Low Carb Diets Significantly Lower Your Appetite

This factor leading to Automatic Reduction in Calorie Intake, is probably the single biggest explanation for the weight loss effects of low carb diets, is their powerful effects on appetite. It is well established that when people go low carb, their appetite goes down and they start eating fewer calories. In fact, studies that compare...
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Low Carb Diets are Less Varied and Lower in”Food Reward”

Low carb diets automatically exclude some of the world’s most fattening junk foods. This includes sugar, sugary drinks, fruit juices, pizzas, white bread, french fries, pastries and most unhealthy snacks. There is also an obvious reduction in variety when you eliminate most high-carb foods, especially given that wheat, corn and sugar are in almost all processed foods. It is well known...
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Low Carb Diets Have a Metabolic Advantage

Although this is controversial, many experts do believe that low carb diets have a metabolic advantage. In other words, that low carb diets increase your energy expenditure, and that people lose more weight than can be explained by reduced calorie intake alone. There are actually some studies to support this. A study conducted in 2012 found that...
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Low Carb Diets Are High in Protein

In most studies where low carb and low fat diets are compared, the low carb groups end up eating much more protein. This is because people replace many low-protein foods (grains, sugars) with higher protein foods like meat, fish and eggs. Numerous studies show that protein can reduce appetite, boost metabolism, and help increase muscle mass, which is...
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Water Weight Drops Rapidly on a Low Carb Diet

In the first 1-2 weeks of low carb eating, people tend to lose weight very quickly. The main reason for this is reduction in water weight. The mechanism behind it is two-fold: Insulin: When insulin goes down, the kidneys start shedding excess sodium from the body. This also lowers blood pressure. Glycogen: The body stores carbs in the form of...
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Carb Restriction Lowers Insulin Levels

Insulin is a very important hormone in the body. It is the main hormone that regulates blood sugar levels and energy storage. One of the functions of insulin is to tell fat cells to produce and store fat, and to hold on to the fat that they already carry. It also tells other cells in...
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Low-Carb Diets Work!

That is pretty much a scientific fact at this point. At least 23 high quality studies in humans have shown this to be true. In many cases, a low-carb diet causes 2-3 times more weight loss as the standard low-fat diet that we’re still being told to follow. Low-carb diets also appear to have an outstanding safety...
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Low Carb Pesto Flatbread

Prep Time: 45 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 1 hour Servings: 4 persons Ingredients: 3/4 cup LC Pizza and Calzone Mix 1 1/2 tsp olive oil + 2 tsp olive oil, divided 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp warm water 3/4 tsp instant yeast 1/4 cup pesto 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 1/4 cup feta...
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