July 30, 2014

Are You Addicted to Carbs?

Plate of Christmas Cookies - Frosted and Decorated
Can You Be Addicted
to Carbohydrates?
One of the accusations I hear quite often is that people can become addicted to carbohydrates, and that is the reason why they are fat.

Carbs are why they:
  • cheat now and then
  • have trouble maintaining their loses
  • or got heavy in the first place
It's all because of the carbs.

These people simply cannot stop eating them. They crave them every day, or they lose control at a party or social gathering because they can't stand the thought of being deprived.

Now, whatever the real reason is, carbohydrates always get the blame. However, carbohydrates are a macronutrient, which consists of a wide variety of foods.

Carbs are not a thing, so can you actually be addicted to carbs?

July 08, 2014

How to Do a Vegetarian Low-Carb Diet Correctly

Egg and Veggie Omelette
Skip Induction and
Start with 30-Net Carbs
If you've been curious about a low-carb diet, but don't eat meat, the Atkins Diet is not off limits. People have been doing a variety of low-carb vegetarian programs for as long as I've been on the Internet.

The driving principle behind a low-carb diet is to correct insulin resistance and fix any problems with the body's ability to mobilize its fat stores for energy. Being in ketosis will help control your appetite, improve cardiac markers, and balance blood glucose levels, but you don't need a high-meat diet to do that.

In fact, you don't have to eat any meat at all.