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Will eating low carbs make you lose weight?

Will eating low carbs make you lose weight?

 

Maintaining a low-carb diet doesn't have to be difficult.There is a substantial body of evidence indicating that low-carbohydrate diets are effective for losing weight. Studies have shown that low-carb diets are effective at reducing body weight and waist circumference as well as reducing blood pressure, total cholesterol, triglycerides and blood glucose.

As a guide when eating less than 50 grams per day, your body will naturally get into ketosis, which supplies energy to the brain through what’s known as ketone bodies (Basically by lowering insulin levels, the body burns stored fat for energy). This results to your body loosing appetite causing your body to lose weight.

However in a busy world sometimes it just seems so much more convenient to make a few pieces of toast for breakfast or quickly throw together some ham, cheese and tomato between two slices of bread for a quick lunch. Before you know it you’ve given up on your low-carb journey before you’ve even begun.

Maintaining a low-carb diet can be convenient with Jimalie Gluten Free Coconut wraps. Quickly roll up your favourite nut butter with some berries for a quick breakfast wrap or wrap up your avocado, leafy greens and ham for a quick and healthy lunch. It doesn’t have to be complicated to be deliciously low-carb and convenient at the same time.

Bazzano, L., Hu, T., Reynolds, K., Yao, L., Bunol, C., & Liu, Y. et al. (2014). Effects of Low-Carbohydrate and Low-Fat Diets. Annals Of Internal Medicine, 161(5), 309. doi: 10.7326/m14-0180

Hu, T., Mills, K., Yao, L., Demanelis, K., Eloustaz, M., & Yancy, W. et al. (2012). Effects of Low-Carbohydrate Diets Versus Low-Fat Diets on Metabolic Risk Factors: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Clinical Trials. American Journal Of Epidemiology, 176(suppl_7), S44-S54. doi: 10.1093/aje/kws264

About the Author: Victoria graduated at the Australian College of Natural Therapies in Sydney and has a Bachelor of Business from the Australian Catholic University. Victoria is the co-owner of Jimalie Coconut Products. More information about her on her website www.centralcoastnutritionist.com.au

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