Weight Loss: How A Low Carb Diet Can Help You Have A Flat Stomach

To lose weight fast is one of most women’s dream. However, you must remember that your diet plan still has to be healthy. And that in order to be really healthy, you must workout regularly. This article will be dedicated to explaining how a low carb diet will help you lose weight fast.

The Role Of Sugar

When consuming a meal or snack that is high in sugar, the metabolism releases more insulin to absorb some of the sugar and transform it into energy, while the excess of sugar is going to be used as fat for storage. The more sugary and fatty meals you ingest, the more fat your body stores and the harder it is to lose it.

If your goal is to lose weight and have a flat stomach, a low carb diet is a must. An incredible amount of products that are consumed daily contained high fructose corn syrup, which is an industrial, man-made sugar that has been linked to being one of the primary causes of type 2 diabetes, obesity and cardiovascular diseases. You may wonder why is high fructose corn syrup so unhealthy given that fructose is a sugar that is naturally present in fruits and fruits are known to be extremely healthy. Well, the problem is that the concentration of fructose in high fructose corn syrup is almost 50% sweeter than the one naturally present in fruits. A short list of products containing high fructose corn syrup: juice cocktails, soda, breakfast cereals (even the “healthiest” ones), yogurt, already made salad dressings and sauces, breads, candy and candy bars, nutrition bars, canned products, crackers, ice creams, jams and jellies.

The Role Of Dietery Fiber

One of the worst enemies weight loss is bloating. The main reason for bloating is usually certain foods that are high in a particular type of dietary fiber. What are fibers? Dietary fiber represents the carbohydrates and lignin that are naturally present in plant foods and that are not digested and absorbed by the digestive system. Fibers can be divided into two categories: soluble and insoluble fibers, which are both needed by our body to function correctly. Soluble fibers are the ones that are, obviously, soluble in water; when consumed, they soften and transform into a slimy substance that is smooth for our intestine. Soluble fibers are responsible for blood sugar  regulation, cholesterol control and provoke a feeling of satiety. Insoluble fibers are not soluble in water, which means that when consumed, they get waterlogged and inflate. Certain types of insoluble fibers are fermentescible, which means that they produce bacteria in the colon and provoke bloating and gas. Insoluble fibers help maintain our colon hydrated, ease digestion, prevent constipation and limit cholesterol absorption.

Most foods contain both soluble and insoluble fibers. Insoluble ones are usually found in fruits and veggies’ skin. Foods that make you bloated: yogurt, cruciferous vegetables like broccoli, cauliflower, beans, onions, artificial sweeteners and grains.

What To Eat to lose way the healthy way

Keep in mind that your meal plan for weight loss must always contain proteins and minerals, so that you don’t have deficiencies. You cane ear our article on eating healthy here.

EggsEat 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg.

Meat & Fish: Chicken, salmon, trout, sardines, shrimp, lobster, tuna, cob

Fruits: Avocado, berries, grapefruit, apricots, lemons, kiwi, tomatoes

Vegetables: broccoli, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, kale, eggplant, cucumber, bell pepper, asparagus, green beans, mushrooms, spinach, celery, zucchini, swiss chard, cabbage

Nuts & Seeds: almonds, walnuts, chia seeds, flax seeds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds