Weight Loss on Low Carb Diet
There’s no doubt about it. While I don’t endorse a no-carb diet, cutting down on your daily carbohydrate intake can definitely help you look more toned and ripped.
The main reason for this is that most foods that are high in carbohydrates are also high in fats, sugars, or calories in general. Reducing your carb intake, and replacing highly processed carbs (such as white flour) with whole grains can really cut down on your daily calorie intake.
But one of the major problems encountered on a low carb weight loss program is loss of energy. Carbohydrates are our fastest and most efficient energy source available.
While fat has twice the energy in calories (9 calories per gram) compared to both carbs and proteins (at 4 calories per gram), carbs are generally used up by the body at a much faster rate. Fats, on the other hand, should be thought of as a more long-term energy source.
No matter how you look at it, you have to keep in mind that a low carb weight loss diet requires that some of your carbs be replaced with proteins and fats. So this is where you need to make sure you do things right.
When it comes to protein, make sure you’re getting a variety of lean protein sources, such as eggs, dairy, chicken, fish, and nuts. The variety will ensure optimal amino acid support for building lean muscle mass.
I also recommend a good whey protein supplement like Optimum 100% Casein Protein or this sustained-release MHP Probolic-SR Muscle Feeder. Both will help you maintain muscle mass during a low carb weight loss plan, which is the first step to maintaining your energy level.