Low Carb Diet Plans for Women

Low carb diet plans have been around for decades and have been recommended by doctors for years. It wasn’t until recently that they have become extremely popular. Essentially, the low carbohydrate diet eliminates most or all calories from carbohydrates and focuses on heavy protein consumption as a way to lose weight.

Low carb diet plans for women are beneficial in several ways. If used responsibly they can aid in losing weight quickly. They eliminate all breads; this can be a benefit if a person’s diet consists of mostly white flour and rice etc. The low carb diet also eliminates all sugar, which can help lower risks of diabetes and prevent rapid spikes and dips in blood sugar levels.

There are several variations for low carb diets for women. Some low carbohydrate diets allow a few, typically thirty grams, while other diets do not allow any calories from carbs. Still others eliminate all carbs in the first two weeks as a detox and gradually reintroduce carbs over time. 

The dangers of low carb diet plans for women include rapid weight loss and sometimes unhealthy food choices. The danger of losing weight too quickly is that it will almost always be gained back just as quickly as it is lost and contributes to the weight gain, weight loss cycle. Losing weight slowly over time has proven to be more effective in keeping excess weight off.  Some low carb diets allow a person to consume as much meat and cheese as desired. Often high fat foods such as bacon and sausage are allowed which can cause an increase in high blood pressure and artery clogging cholesterol.

If used appropriately and with moderation as part of a healthy diet. Low carb diets can be an instrumental use in losing fat and maintaining a healthy weight. As with any exercise or diet, you should always consult your doctor before going on a low carb diet.

Eating limited amounts of healthy carbs from whole grains, eating a variety of lean meat and fish, a variety of vegetables, and drinking at least eight glasses of water a day, and exercising three to five times a week will help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. In order to lose weight you need to create a calorie deficit. Find out how many calories you need in order to maintain your weight and cut calories so that you are losing no more than one and a half to two pounds a week.

The key to a healthy lifestyle is balance, balancing healthy eating, physical activity, work, and sleep.