I bet you, you haven’t heard of this diet before… It has always been the common low-fat diet to lose weight with proper training and limiting your intake with rice and substituting it with brown rice or your bread with brown or whole wheat alternative.
What’s a Low-carb diet?
Low-carbohydrate diets or low-carb diets are dietary programs that restrict carbohydrate consumption, often for the treatment of obesity or diabetes.
Basically, a Low-carb diet consists of a dietary program that limits the intake of Carbohydrates to a range of 40 g – 100 g a day(depending) also known as the ketogenic diet. For example, 1 cup of white rice consists of 40g of Carbs. With this example, you have already passed the margin for the first meal and need to spend the rest of the day avoiding carbs.
The typical diet would be judging from the normal Carb/Protein/Fat Range % from 60/25/15 (High Carb or Normal Diet) to 10/15/75 (Ketogenic or Low Carb Diet)
Starting the Low-carb diet
When losing weight you need to consider that “Carbohydrates” causes water retention and that your body is mostly by weight and for the adult male is approximately 60% water and the average adult female is approximately 50%.
For starters, based on my experience the first few days of the diet is the hardest. As your body adapts to the changes you develop signs of induction such as a headache, nausea, upset stomach, etc. also known as the keto flu.
Fortunately, it only lasted 4 days (2 of them were pretty bad) but then suddenly I woke up feeling much better, less hungry and my energy level was really high and consistent throughout the day!
In my past, as a health enthusiast and a gym freak(before), I have tried countless diets in the past, I can only say that this is the best diet for people who want to lose weight the fastest.
I can say that I have lost 5 kg in the first week, which left me shocked and made me extremely happy and motivated even though I felt like shit for the whole week especially when you’re Asian and you love your rice and stopped immediately so yeah it was a nightmare.
On a personal note:
I will be posting some of my transformation in the coming weeks as I have been on a diet for a month and have lost a total of 10kg, also just another addition a part of the success of my weight-loss regime was not only about the diet but with a mixed of Intermittent Fasting and a Good Training Program, so yeah I will be posting some of this type of kinds of stuff on my blog in the future.
So this is it, for now, leave a comment and some questions. Tell me what you think!