7 Reasons To Eat Low Carb

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When I was growing up, most people believed that losing weight was all about “calories-in, calories-out.” Today, we know it’s a lot more complicated than that. The key to successful weight loss is understanding that not all calories are equal. It’s critical to understand what your body does with the calories it’s given. That’s what Plan Z is all about.

While Plan Z is more than just a low-carb diet (it’s a fully supported program), I recommend all of my dieters eat low carb after completing the diet, for hundreds of reasons. We don’t have time to get into all of them today, so I am going to list my top 7 reasons below.

This is why I recommend you resolve to eat low carb in 2023:

  1. Eating low carb lowers your cholesterol. Since 2002 over 20 human studies have been done that prove low carb eaters lose more weight and that it actually leads to improved cholesterol results. Has your doctor been barking at you to get your cholesterol down? This can help – a lot.
  2. You’ll lose weight. Low carb diets are more effective in losing abdominal fat. You want to get that belly gone. Right?
  3. A low-carb lifestyle lowers your blood sugar level. When you eat carbs they are broken down into simple sugars. That causes an insulin response. But when you eat too many carbs, insulin’s response is to turn the excess carbs into fat. Insulin is a fat hormone. It has no choice. Your choice is…to not eat the carbs.
  4. Living a low-carb lifestyle makes weight maintenance easier. If you don’t want to have to count calories, points, or anything else, you’ll want to eat low-carb foods.
  5. Type 2 diabetics stand to benefit the most from a low-carb diet because living a low-carb lifestyle allows you to get your A1C back in line. The association folks say you can’t cure diabetes; you can only control it, but I’ve talked with plenty of people who have it under such great control they no longer need meds, like Jay from Wisconsin.
  6. Low carb eating tastes great! Instead of living on low-fat foods, you get to eat things like butter and cheese without being afraid.
  7. By eating a low-carb diet you get full faster. Protein and fat fill you up. Carbs take a lot longer — you have to eat more before you feel satisfied. That’s why people can go to the movies and eat that whole tub of popcorn and still go out to lunch after the movie. The popcorn never filled them up!

Every year there are new fads hyped about how to lose weight. It’s never-ending. I saw a health segment that contends that if you wear yoga pants or sweat pants you’ll eat more than if you wear pants that button. Good grief. Eliminating your comfortable clothes is not a solution for weight loss.

How about this: If you’re eating low carb and really sticking to it, you won’t bloat like you do when you eat carbs. Keep the cozy pants and look great in them.

Resolve to eat smart. Low-carb eating is not a trend. It is a smart solution to weight loss and weight management. Need proof? Just ask these folks.