Low Carb Lifestyle - A Change For Good
Posted: 26th November 2015
Taking the decision to actively lose weight is a big one. The trigger for this decision may have come either from not being able to fit into a favourite pair of jeans or dress, or looking at a recent picture of yourself and not being happy about it. We are all human and living in a food environment that seems intent on making us heavier does not help. So what can you do?
So you have taken the decision to lose weight, the next thing is researching the best method that will not only help you with your goal, but most importantly, also to keep the weight off long-term. There are various options out there available whether it be shake diets, meal replacement diets, calorie counting, etc. Yes following these approaches will give you a result - but how long will this last?
Studies continue to show that the hormonal chaos that our bodies are placed under when we go on a ‘diet’ and lose weight is a big contributing reason to individuals experiencing ‘yo-yo’ dieting throughout their life.
Change your habits and you’ll start seeing the benefits
Start by looking at the items in your shopping basket. The way an individual’s metabolism makes use of the calories found in food varies from person to person. It is dependent on a number of things such as type of food eaten as well as type of bacteria present in the gut.
Processed foods are very easily digested and do not require a lot of effort. On the other hand green vegetables, nuts, meat and fish require a lot more energy to be properly digested. Most importantly however, they provide much better amounts of vitamins, minerals and nutrients both for your body but also for your gut bacteria.
Start by basing your meal choices around dietary fibre options such as lovely green vegetables and berries for those mighty antioxidants. Choose full fat dairy options as these contain fat-soluble vitamins that our body needs for optimal function.
Stay away from items that say low in sugar and low in fat, these will have artificial additives added to them and have little to no nutrient content. Base your food choices on quality rather than quantity.
How can Natural Ketosis help?
Natural Ketosis is a low-carb, high-protein, moderate-fat diet. Although we are in the same school of thought as Atkins, our approach to diet and lifestyle is different.
All our foods have been carefully designed to ensure that we seal in the nutrients of our ingredients without compromising on taste.
We are happy to help. So if you have any further questions or would like to know how switching your diet can help you achieve your goals, then please do get in touch with us and we’ll be more than happy to help.
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