You know what I am talking about here, RIGHT? It seems like THE WHOLE WORLD is on to “cut the carbs” and all you can visualize is this:
We all LOVE our carbs because they are linked to our childhood, ingrained in the habits that we have formed, and ultimately, they provide us a source of comfort. However, they can also become the source of many health complications if we are not carb-aware of our own intake! Today, we will look into some of the advantages of maintaining a low-carb lifestyle.
How Low-Carb = Lowered Insulin Levels = Better Health!
Benefits of A Low-Carb Lifestyle
- Better Management of Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
- Regulates Your Hunger
- Sustainable Weight Management
1. Better Management of Blood Sugar and Insulin Levels
Munching on donuts or even plain rice can instantly up your mood BUT up up up goes your blood sugar and insulin levels too! *OH THE HORROR* By adapting to a low-carb lifestyle (or just being a little more carb-aware of the food you eat), you will be able to lower the amount of carbohydrates that you intake, directly resulting in a better control over your blood sugar and insulin levels. Friendly reminder that high sugar levels play a part in almost all chronic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes, dementia, cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
2. Regulates Your Hunger
This is one point that I absolutely agree with! Remember the super common FOOD COMA we feel? Mid-day crash right after lunch, especially if it’s chicken rice – hands up if you are like me! When you allow yourself to indulge in the common carb-heavy diets, blood sugar and insulin spikes are more apparent. By adapting to a low-carb lifestyle, these blood sugar and insulin spikes are kept to a minimum. This is really helpful in controlling excessive snacking because there are less cravings and you do not get hungry too quickly too! Which leads us to the next point…
3. Sustainable Weight Management
While following a low-carb lifestyle for the long term, you will start to see that it is easier to manage your weight and keep it off! On top of that, following a low-carb lifestyle lowers blood sugar, insulin and inflammation in your body – all of the things that are BAD for your heart! And while you reap the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle, you are also able to easily sustain a healthy weight because the overly refined and processed foods are at a minimum for you. The best part about switching to a low-carb lifestyle, is the opportunity to indulge in many different kinds of whole foods and get creative, allowing you to ENJOY every minute of it!
Now, isn’t it time to spice up your diet?
IF (Intermittent Fasting) is one way to enhance the benefits of a low-carb/keto lifestyle!
This is how it all started!