Friday, February 27, 2009

Learning About The Foods To Eat On A Low Carb Diet

By Haiyan Lai-Heskin

If you want to burn fat and gain muscle quickly and at the same time have a diet that can last you for the rest of your life, you should go on a low carb diet.

The very first thing you shold learn is what foods you should eat for a low carb diet.

There are foods for a low carb diet that you should include as well as some foods to avoid on low carb diet.

Meats are very important and all meats are allowed on a low carb diet except for liver, which should always be avoided. You should also not eat meats that have filler or breading because this will make them loaded with carbohydrates and very unhealthy.

Always read the label for carbohydrate information especially when you are buying canned meat, and the same applies to seafood. Simply stick to fish and shellfish which contains lower carbohydrates.

As for foods for a low carb diet to avoid, high glycogen fruits are one. This includes watermelon, bananas, citrus fruits and pineapple, to name a few.

One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that all fruit is okay to eat, and although it does all offer nutritional value of some sort, bananas and similar fruits are very high in sugar and should be consumed rarely.

You should restrict the starchy vegetables such as potatoes, carrots, peas and corn, for instance, as these are healthy but also full of carbohydrates.

It can be hard to deal with learning what foods to eat and what foods to avoid on low carb diet especially since some of them are probably your favorite foods to eat. Get some help from your doctor or even better a nutritionist.

And also internet is another good place to find the information that you want. Simply spend some time to browse the Internet will give you a ton of great ideas to start with.

Once you have made a list of foods for a low carb diet that you can eat, head out to the supermarket and buy them. The best idea is to buy food every week, so that you have enough to last you in between shopping trips and make sure that you will not be relying on unhealthy foods to get you by.

If you stick to the diet, you will start to notice results in as little as a few weeks, but keep in mind that real results will probably not be noticeable until about six weeks after you start the diet.

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