Dangers of Low Carb Diets

Yes, you can lose weight by avoiding carbs. In fact, you can lose weight by avoiding any type of food - fat, protein, or carbohydrates.

To shed pounds, one need only burn more calories than one consumes. It is that simple! There is no secret - though there are consequences.

Starving one's self to lose weight is not advisable. Avoiding or dramatically reducing any essential part of nutrition is counterproductive to health. A great-looking body is not of much good if you're health is poor.

Avoiding carbs is a form of starvation. The body needs a proper balance of carbs, fats, and proteins to maintain optimum health. Any one of these building blocks of nutrition can be bad for you, if they're not the right type.

There are good carbs and bad carbs. Good fats and bad fats. Good protein and bad protein. The solution is not to avoid any of these, rather to consume the right kinds - that are nutritious and healthy. We all know that saturated fat is not good for us, but we do not avoid all fats because some are bad. Good fat is a vital part of health.

Likewise, we should not avoid good carbs such as those found in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains simply because there are bad carbs (e.g. processed and sugary foods).

Carbohydrates are the body's main source of energy. Certainly, the body will use other sources of energy (e.g. fat) if it is deprived of the preferred carbs. Carbs provide the best source of cellular energy (life) - particularly for the brain and nervous system.

The answer to weight loss and optimum health is not to avoid or drastically reduce carbs, fats, or protein. Just avoid junk foods (refined, processed...) and exercise (burn the calories).

The low-carb diet may temporarily shrink your body (and perhaps your wallet from all the so-called reduced carb products), but it can also be dangerous to your health. The diet is just another marketing scheme and distraction from the simple truth for maintaining proper weight and health - eat good (non-processed) food and exercise.

For more information on weight loss, request a copy of "8 Effective Weight Loss Strategies" at worldimagenaturals.com.

[Editor's Note: The well-known Atkin's Low-Carb Diet has finally discovered some of the truth about carbs and health, and have decided to change their approach to carbs. The Atkin's people have learned that it is better to evaluate carbs by their glycemic index, rather than avoid them.]

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