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Low carb diet menu
Carbohydrates, more commonly known as carbs, are the main source of energy for the body that can be found mainly in plant based foods. Carbs can be used up by the body immediately, or thee body can convert them into fat, which is stored for later use. Carbohydrates are of three main types – Sugar, Starch and Fiber. The carbohydrates present in plant based foods can be divided into two types – simple carbs and complex carbs. Simple processed carbs are known as sugars and are commonly found in sweets, cakes, chocolates, soft drinks, cookies, jams and honey.
Low carb diet plans are mainly dietary programs, which restrict the consumption of carbohydrates. A person following such a plan consumes low carb foods in order to control obesity and lose weight. Foods like bread and pasta should be limited or can be replaced completely, by other foods that are either low in carbohydrates like green vegetables, or foods that are high in protein like soy products and meat. A good low carbohydrate diet menu should consist of foods that limit an individual’s carbohydrate consumption anywhere between 20 to 60 g a day (which should be less than 20% of the person’s total caloric intake for the day). In order to compensate for this reduction of calories, the consumption of foods that are high in fat and protein should be increased.
Several diet groups and programs have designed low carb diet menus, which consist mainly of low carbohydrate diet foods as well as customized low carb diet recipes. You could follow a low carb diet menu, for a certain number of days and then switch back to your regular diet for a few days, before going back on a low carb diet. Given below are examples of low carb menus, for different meals:
Low carb breakfast menu
Low carb lunch menu
|Submitted on January 16, 2014|