Lose Weight By Counting Carbohydrates

Everyone has heard of calorie counting to lose weight but there is another way to lose weight that doesn’t include calorie counting.

Counting Carbohydrates

Everybody knows about counting calories in order to lose weight, but there is another way to lose weight that has nothing to do with counting calories.  It has to do with the body’s fuel source and that is carbohydrates.

In simple terms carbohydrates are sugars…

In simple terms carbohydrates are sugars and believe me there are many kinds of sugars.  Everything from the common white sugar you put in your coffee to very complex sugars that make up whole grain foods.  Counting carbohydrates and keeping under a certain number will result in weight-loss.

Here is how counting carbohydrates works

In simple terms, your body needs 4 things in order to stay alive.  These things are…
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The water is for transportation and the proteins are the building materials for your body and vitamins and minerals help regulate body processes.

If your body doesn’t get enough carbohydrates in the food you eat, your body will go looking for it elsewhere.

This leaves carbohydrates for fuel.  Your body uses carbohydrates like a car uses gasoline.  If your body doesn’t get enough in the food you eat, your body will go looking for it elsewhere.

This is the idea behind counting carbohydrates to lose weight.  In theory, you could eat as much protein, drink as much water and consume vitamins and minerals, but if you don’t eat enough carbohydrates your body will still go looking for a source and that source could be you body fat.

“You can eat as much of certain types of meat, cheese and eggs as you want”

In other words, you can eat as much of certain types of meat, cheese and eggs as you want along with as much zero carbohydrate beverages as you want and still lose weight if you keep the carbohydrates really low.

There Are Other Conditions To Counting Carbohydrates

As I said, the body will go looking for sources of carbohydrates in order to keep from shutting down, but body fat is not its only target so you have to be careful.

As you might have noticed body fat isn’t a carbohydrate: it’s a fat. So the body has to open its special storage cells, remove the fat and convert it into a carbohydrate in order to burn it as fuel.

The key is in how badly your body needs carbohydrates. Ideally it will use stored fat as it was designed to do but if you increase the calorie deficit to severely, your body will convert lean muscle tissue into fuel because it is chemically easier to do so.

The Body’s Fuel Sources

carbohydrate countingAs long as your body is not too stressed you should be able to eat steaks dipped in 100% melted butter and still lose weight as long as you keep your carbohydrates low.

Balance In Carbohydrate Counting

It may seem easy and even tempting to just eat steak, eggs and cheese, but this could lead to serious problems for you if you aren’t careful.

Eating only proteins causes your body to go into a metabolic state known as ketosis.  This puts a strain on your kidneys and over a long period of time it can cause kidney disease.

Another factor is that ketosis causes your body to leach or lose calcium into your urine which in turn can cause kidney stones and osteoporosis.

A third factor to consider is that proteins contain no antioxidants.  This combined with the risk factors of red meat increase your chances of getting cancer.

The Balancing Factor

There is a way to balance your low carbohydrate diet and that is by adding a lot of cruciferous vegetables.  This will give your body antioxidants and these type of vegetables are low in carbohydrates.

There are also benefits to ketosis in that when your body is in ketosis  it dulls your apatite and suppresses your cravings which makes it easier to diet.

There is also carbohydrate cycling which give you the benefits of low-carbohydrate dieting with out the dangerous side effects.

As Shaun Hadsall, CPT – Fat Loss Expert puts it…

“In order to take advantage of all the metabolic enhancing effects of carbs while avoiding their nasty fat storing properties, you have to incorporate some simple metabolic trickery…

Simply put, Macro-Patterning™ is a simple way for you to outsmart your metabolism by using various types of lower carb and deplete days in a strategic sequence during the week to burn more fat – while using a variety of higher carb and cheat days on other targeted days of your week to simultaneously keep your metabolism humming along.”

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