My Whole Foods – Low Carb Lifestyle is helping me shed unwanted pounds while still enjoying what I eat. That said, I’ll tell you that the Whole Foods part is a lot easier than the Low Carb part. I guess that a correct way to say it is that I live a Whole Foods lifestyle with a limited carb intake. Because we are all different and have different goals, a number of carbs we eat each day may not be the same. I keep mine around 100 grams and I’m still dropping the pounds. For some, they must restrict their carbs to under 20 grams. On a bad day I will go as high as 150 grams, but that is still considered “Low Carb” in many of the reports and guidelines available. There really is no clear definition of exactly what constitutes a low carb diet but most reports agree that it is under 150 grams.
One of the things I have done that has helped my weight loss is to give up wheat and sugar. Well, I am still working on the sugar part but I have reduced it a great deal. I have also stopped eating the white starches such as white potatoes, white rice, flour-based paste and bread. That last part is not hard to do when living a whole foods lifestyle. You learn to put the sandwich filling inside a lettuce wrap. You will have a lot more energy after eating a “Sandwich” without bread.
Living a Whole Foods – Low Carb Lifestyle will help you lose weight and you will have way more energy than if you remain on the standard western diet. All those extra carbs slow you down more than you know. There are all kinds of reports available about the health benefits of a Whole Foods – Low Carb Lifestyle available..I do not quote health benefits in my blog because I am a chef and not a medical doctor. However, I know what works for me and I share it with you.
At the end of this month, I will gear down to under 75 grams of carbs per day for a month and then, after a month or so, drop it again down to under 50 grams. If you really want to lose weight fast, you drop it to under 20 grams a day. That is called a Ketogenic diet and is the finial goal I have set for myself but I am going at it at my own pace. Some days I am very close to the 20 grams without trying. The whole Foods lifestyle will do that for you with a little effort.
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