Many of us want to lose weight, and most of us know the frustration we feel when the scale just seems stuck at the same place day after day, week after week. So, what can you do?
While there are many things you can do to lose weight, moving along too quickly can be dangerous. Using diet pills and all sorts of different diets may give you a short term gratification, but you run the risk of causing damage to your health and also regaining the weight you’ve managed to shed more quickly than you lost it. This is all extremely discouraging. However, if you are generally healthy and you’re determined to drop several pounds quickly, there is a new technique available called the Low Carb, High Fat – or LCHF – Diet.
The LCHF diet is very much like the Atkins diet, or any other low carb diet that you have heard of but without costing you a lot of money.
In fact, you do not need to buy any new literature, nor do you need a personal trainer. What you need is to focus. Below follows a brief and precise list of what you need to know and what results you can expect using the LCHF diet to lose weight.
Losing Weight With the Low Carb High Fat (LCHF) Diet
So, let’s cut to the chase. What kind of weight loss can you expect from using the LCHF diet? All of these data depends on a lot of circumstances but in general, if you weigh around 180 pounds, you can expect to shed at least 10 pounds in two weeks’ time.
Can it really be true? Yes.
So, you might be wondering, how do I lose 10 pounds in two weeks? Well, by shifting your diet to exclude carbs. It doesn’t come with too much trouble, though the first couple of days can feel tiresome and you may experience fatigue and dizziness. It goes without saying that before you try any diet you should consult with your physician if you are worried. Please make sure you read through the disclaimer of this site as well.
Day 1 – 3: Your diet should consist of meat, eggs, fish, and vegetables. Please note that potatoes are NOT vegetables. Basically follow the image posted above, the so called GI/LCHF Circle. You’ll see that all carb heavy products have been crossed out. You must exclude potatoes, rice, pasta. In essence, when you feel yourself only eating the main course, and not the customary side dish, you know you are doing it right.
During these first days you will probably drop as much as 3-4 pounds. This is because your body is now ridding itself of all excess water that was tied up by carbs.
During the first three days you will also feel dizziness and can also experience a not so nice taste in your mouth. This is because the body is reacting to not getting carbs, starting a process in your body called ketosis.
Day 4 – 14: Albeit a bit boring, you will find that the last 10 days of the diet is vastly easier to get through than the first three. This is because your body is now burning fat where it used to burn carbs. You will probably see about half a pound drop a day. Don’t worry if you stand still 2-3 days in the middle of this diet. It is perfectly normal. You will continue to see how the scale shows a smaller and smaller figure as the days go by.
So, after 14 days you will have lost up to 10 pounds, if you started on 180 pounds. Losing weight easily is actually possible with this method, since your sense of hunger stays very low during the entire course of the diet. Good luck!