Thursday, August 22, 2013
Okay, first off... this isn't a blog post to strike the crazy "low carb" "no carb" "carbs are fine" debate. I myself am skeptical of any diets that restrict entire food groups.. however...
My sister has been reading this book which is the carb nite solution diet. www.carbnite.com She started a week ago, and has lost 6lbs. She knows that this is a lot for one week and that it is going to be mainly water, but her pants are already more loose. (She is an average size.. but to me she is small!) She is loving it, and so of course she is excited and wants me to join.
I was wondering if any of you have heard of this diet or have done it yourself? The author of the book says that you should not do this diet for more than 6 months. He knows that it isn't good to do this for the rest of your life, but that it is for losing FAT while maintaining MUSCLE.
Here's the basics (I'm still learning) basically you limit your carbs to under 30 grams a day. you do this for 9 days, and on the 10th day, you have a "carb nite." After about 3 or 4pm you eat carbs. All and any carbs that you want. (once that initial 10 days... you then have a carb nite once a week)
You want to try and pair a healthy fat and a protein at each meal, supposedly If your fat cells fill up with good fats instead of carbs, they are way easier to unload. And then your cells are already filled up and they signal to your brain that you are full, and then your body burns carbs off as energy and it doesnt store them as fat. (sounds cool enough)
My first reaction was that I didn't want to eat only bacon, cheese, eggs and meat all the time (My usual thought when someone mentions paleo or low carb) but here is the deal, you can spend those carbs however you want. I will have to give up my apples and carrots, they have a lot of carbs! But I can still have my salads, celery, raspberries... staples in my diet right now. Yes they will take up my carbs.. but I would feel a lot better eating a big salad with raspberries, chicken and spinach.. and take up some carbs.. then eating only cheese and bacon with no or little carbs. Catch my drift? I dont want to feel like i'm clogging my arterys!
I keep going back and forth with this diet... I think when it comes down to it i'll try it for the initial 10 days, and then decide. What could it hurt right? But I do want sneak in as many veggies within my carb allotment as possible!
Anyway, sorry this has been so long, just kind of thinking out loud, if you stuck it out, MAJOR PROPS TO YOU! :D