When it comes to weight loss, it is probably the number one reason for people to change their diet. There are several approaches to losing weight and nothing is the best way or worst. It really depends on your mindset, symptoms, requirements, and capability.
It is important to understand a little bit of opposing approaches before looking at what might be the best and the healthiest way for you to lose weight.
Losing weight, the traditional way?
Several popular plans suggest eating local foods and all foods, and just making sure that you eat small meals every two hours to keep metabolism higher.
The good thing about this approach is that no food is a villain. If you are someone who does not want to be restrictive with any food group or specific food, this is probably the ideal approach.
However, when there are several high glycaemic foods which spike blood sugar, what happens within your physiology is the constant spiking of your blood sugar. The subsequent crash is negated by eating again in two hours, which helps maintain the blood sugar equilibrium.
The only way this approach works is if you are very conscious of observing quantities. This might not be as satiating for everyone. I personally cannot force myself to eat less and not be satiated in my attempt to lose weight.
Losing weight, the low carb way?
Low carb can be done in several ways. There can be a world of difference. If you consider 20 grams of net carbs, which is a common approach with several keto plans, that same 20 grams can look different if it is coming from pasta or from low glycemic vegetables. These 20 grams can be one slice of bread, half a cup of white rice, one small potato, or half a bun. This doesn’t sound like anything that can make you feel satiated, does it?
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However, these 20 grams can also be a huge bowl of spinach which may be even less than 20 grams, two or three cup of other low glycemic vegetables like zucchini, gourds, tomatoes, or capsicums. It can also be two cups of berries, or one cup …….