Are we destined to live on veggetti forever?
Low carb diets have been around for many years, made popular in the 1990s by the Atkins diet but is cutting out carbs the only way to lose weight? Are we destined to live on cauliflower rice, celeriac chips and veggetti forever?
While we can’t deny a low carb diet will cause weight loss in the short term (mostly due to a loss of water), the problem is 99.9% of people can’t maintain a truly low carb diet in the long term. This means you lose weight, and then regain it plus more. You enter the world of yo-yo dieting, which some people think is more damaging to you emotionally and physically than just maintaining the same weight (even if that weight is more than you would like it to be).
Going on a low carb diet is like an extreme version of lent, it’s not just bread, rice, potatoes and pasta that you have to give up. It’s cakes, biscuits, crisps, pizza and beer. Fruit and dairy are restricted as well.
Eating out and socialising becomes a challenge instead of fun
Eating the same foods at home becomes boring and monotonous
So it’s no wonder people try and fail to keep to such a rigid and restrictive diet.
Focus on your portion size and eat perfectly portioned carbs, which has loads of advantages:
Portion control isn’t a diet, it’s a lifestyle change.
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