Low Carb, Low Sodium Dilemma Part 1

Perhaps one of the most popular diets out there is the traditional low carb diet. Some people may feel a bit confused in that this type of diet allows us to eat what we may consider to be an unhealthy amount of fat. This could not be further from the truth. Fat is essential to our body’s health and well-being, while carbs are notorious for contributing to high levels of blood sugar and insulin. High blood sugar is known to play a part in almost all diseases of a chronic nature, from the obvious diabetes problem to dementia, cardiovascular disease, and even cancer. Less carbs in your diet naturally means lower levels of sugar and insulin in your system.

Why Has Your Low-Carb Diet Suddenly Stopped Working?

After continuously losing weight for several weeks or even months, your weight seems to have suddenly stopped at a particular number, and unfortunately, it is still 10 to 30 pounds short of your ultimate weight goal. You face the almost unbelievable truth that you have stopped losing any more weight because your trusty low-carb diet seems to have malfunctioned and suddenly stopped working! And you ask yourself, “WHY?”

Atkins History of Weight Reduction

The result of this method worked quite well for Atkins. He eventually loses a few pounds during the first month. Based on this idea he then starts to consume lesser calories from carbohydrates and stuff himself with more calories from protein an fat. The idea is simple, which is he should eat something without carbohydrates but have other combinations of everything else including fat. He keeps doing this until a few weeks later when he finds his progress has gone quite well. On some occasions he had to eat carbs but it doesn’t give any effect to his weight. He also didn’t gain weight even if he actually consumes considerable amount fat on his diet.

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