Are You Looking For A Carb Free Diet?

If you’re looking for a carb free diet then go read this article entirely before starting to diet. It is vital  you get a healthy outlook on carbohydrates before you proceed any further. First, let’s understand what exactly is the role of carbohydrate in our growth which makes them so vitally important?

Carbohydrates play a major role in regulating levels of glucose in the blood. They are also important in the chemical breakup of fatty acids and hence aids in the prevention of Ketosis. Ketosis usually occurs in the Blood (In the Red Blood Cells) and the brain and is characterized by the smell of acetone in the breath. In addition to the direct benefits, there are also several indirect benefits of carbohydrates, one of which is that it is found in several foods which on consumption also help in regulating the quantity of other essential nutrients. As you can see, the benefits of carbohydrates are many and it is not recommended to go for an all out carb free diet.

The 2 Week Diet

In fact there are many myths related to dieting which have led to an explosion of carb free diets. The most popular of these, is that your body does not need carbs and you can survive without them with no problem. This is completely false and has no basis what so ever. Carbohydrates are one of the three most essential nutrients in addition to fats and proteins. Furthermore, carbs are required especially for instant energy. Sugar, which happens to be a rich source of carbohydrates, is essentially required for the proper functioning of brain. Additionally, many people also believe that going on a carb free diet can be done for a lifetime without any detrimental health effects. This is also not true, since the body will definitely suffer if a carb free diet is followed for a long time. Moreover, the body will constantly struggle to fill up its carbohydrate deficiency by secreting other hormones which will increase the carb cravings of your body exponentially. In short, it’s not a healthy decision to go on a complete carb free diet.

Having said all that, decreasing the quantity of carbohydrate intake can definitely result in some quick weight loss. But this should not be done abruptly and one should not think about going on a complete carb free diet. Rather, you can opt for a low carb diet which is being recommended by various weight loss diet programs such Atkins, south Beach, Zone etc.

The 2 Week Diet

Additionally, there are several naturally occurring low carb sources which can be rotated in your diet for some quick weight loss. For example vegetables such as Sprouts (bean, alfalfa, etc.), Greens – lettuces, spinach, chard, etc, Hearty Greens – collards, mustard greens, kale, etc, Radicchio and endive count as greens, Herbs – parsley, cilantro, basil, rosemary, thyme, etc, Bok Choy, Celery, Radishes, Sea Vegetables (Nori, etc), Cabbage (or sauerkraut), Mushrooms, Avocado, Cucumbers (or pickles without added sugars), Asparagus ,Green Beans and Wax Beans, Broccoli and Cauliflower are some of the sources of low carb vegetables. Also fruits low in sugar such as Rhubarb, Blackberries, Cranberries, Strawberries and Papaya are some of the sources of low carbs.
In conclusion, you will do yourself a favor by going for natural sources of low carbs, as listed above, rather than going on a complete carb free diet.

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Brian Louden

An Overview of Cottage Cheese Diet by Brian Louden

An Overview of Cottage Cheese Diet

Let me say this right off the bat, that this topic of Cottage Cheese Diet is very controversial in nature. I say so because there are several reports online from people belonging to both camps – for and against the Cottage Cheese Diet. In this article, we are going to look at some of the basic features of Cottage Cheese Diet and understand the methodology using which it is manufactured, both naturally and commercially.

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The phrase “Cottage Cheese” came into existence as a derivative of “cottage” where the cheese was conventionally made. Before the commercialization of this product, it was mostly manufactured in rural areas. Although there are more than 400 different kind of cheese being manufactured, Cottage Cheese is still the most popular and well known in its own right. The reason for its huge popularity is the low fat content which makes it easy to digest with no fear of accumulating unnecessary weight. In case of natural manufacturing, which was quite popular before commercialization, the milk used was left to turn sour by leaving it open for one night.

Most of the other cheese are dehydrated and have color but when it comes to Cottage Cheese, it retains its whey content since it is only drained but not dry pressed. Some of the other kind such as pot, hoop and farmer cheese are produced when Cottage Cheese is hard pressed.

The commercial Cottage Cheese is actually prepared from curd (Not directly from milk) and hence it is usually low in fat. This is also responsible for its different flavor as compared to its natural counterpart. Perhaps this might also explain for it being a favorite of President Nixon who loved to eat it with catsup or black pepper (or both).
The 2 Week Diet

Now coming to the main question of nutrient content in a cottage cheese diet, in half a cup of cottage cheese, a very low fat content of 5 grams is found as compared to 14 grams of protein. Further, only 3 grams of carbohydrates are present which makes it an essentially low carbohydrate food. This much quantity of Cottage Cheese Diet is sufficient to make you feel filled or satisfied. Additionally, due to the higher protein content, your body can go on burning it for longer durations without you feeling hungry during the process.

It is important to note here that Cottage Cheese Diet does not limit oneself to cheese alone. Instead, one is also allowed to use it as a substitute for other foods. The use of cottage cheese is encouraged during breakfast since it is the most important meal of the day. People following the Cottage Cheese Diet usually consume it in different varieties and variations so as not to get bored by eating the same flavor everyday. Some people also use it as a substitute for high fat butter, which is directly responsible for weight gain.

Cottage cheese diet has also gained tremendous popularity among people looking for a muscular and well toned build. This is due to the high protein content which is available in the cheese. Although it is also accompanied with some carbohydrate content, this can easily be nullified by somebody who is engaged into heavy workout. This class also likes to use Cottage Cheese Diet as a substitute for snacks or desserts. A small quantity of calcium is also provided by a Cottage Cheese Diet, which is predominantly required for muscle building. Moreover, Cottage Cheese is also good for digestion and also contains a lot of other nutrients.

Although there is not a heavy amount of scientific proof to backup the claim of weight loss through cottage cheese diet, this simply does not dampen the spirit of people engaged in it. In fact, there have even been claims by individuals of losing 30 pounds in 3 months by practicing cottage cheese diet twice a day.

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Providing you have the discipline and determination to follow the cottage cheese diet,you should see results within weeks.However, please be aware you need to make lifestyle changes to avoid erasing any weight loss results from following a cottage cheese diet. Losing weight is not the problem when dieting. Many people gain more weight after dieting by failing to watch what they eat.

Good Luck

Brian