1 by Trevor Mulholland 2 The low carb diet movement 3 has taken the world by storm.

4 Nearly everyone has heard of 5 it - who could avoid doing so? 6 Variations of this reducing 7 diet have been endorsed by 8 celebrities and other popular 9 figures. Advertisements for 10 low carb food products and 11 low carb recipes have been 12 portrayed prominently in 13 magazines and television, 14 with the promise that you 15 WILL lose weight even if you 16 eat large food portions; you 17 18 19 20 21 22 Perhaps one of the most 23 surprising things is that low 24 carb recipes are doable and 25 once your system has gotten 26 used to them, they are easy to 27 follow. People are of the 28 apprehension that it will be 29 hard to make dishes because 30 of the scarcity of ingredients. 31 After all, we have become 32 accustomed to using things 33 like sugar, flour, bread, 34 potatoes, etc. - all of which 35 are a no-no for low carb 36 dieters - in the dishes we eat. 37 But as the low carb diet 38 movement started to become 39 more popular and as the 40 clamor for appropriate 41 ingredients increased, the 42 food industry rose up to the

43 occasion and started 44 introducing products to meet 45 demand. Take for instance, 46 sugar. Normal sugar is known 47 to trigger certain mechanisms 48 in the body that would make 49 a person feel hungrier more 50 often. Add this to the fact that 51 sugar is full of empty calories 52 that will only add to the ones 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62

just have to make sure that the food you are eating has little or no carbohydrate content.

that your body already is trying to burn. Now, however, dieters can take comfort in the fact that they can use artificial sweeteners - such as Splenda - that do not have the same effect on the body as sugar, but still impart the sweetness that so many of us want and crave.

63 Entrees or main dishes pose 64 no problem since low carb 65 diets usually promote the 66 consumption of high -protein 67 food products, such as meat. 68 It is those appetizers, 69 desserts, snack foods - and 70 even beverages - that pose a 71 problem. But with the 72 introduction of substitute 73 products, a dieter need not 74 look at dishes like breaded 75 chicken or chocolate cake 76 with vain longing. Just loo k at 77 the variety of low carb recipes 78 online and offline, and you 79 will see that there is a 80 plethora of ingredients with 81 the label low carb attached 82 to them. 83 Want to make some 84 brownies? No problem, just 85 use low carb chocolate.

For instance. Before a person goes all out on a carbohydrate-controlled diet and starts hoarding and following low carb recipes. such as kidney disease. enabling you to continue enjoying your favorite dishes . it is always a wise thing to get a professional medical opinion on whether such a diet is safe for him or her. especially 116 if you are just starting your 117 diet.com provides you 164 with information on all kinds 165 of low carb recipes and diets 166 like the Atkins diet. Barring that. peach or 119 strawberry shakes. On the 136 other hand. smoothies 120 or juices without 121 compunction. pears. do 104 not ask the dieter to totally 105 give up food items that have 106 carbohydrate content. This is 133 assuming that you like to cook 134 for yourself or someone else 135 on a low carb menu. Come take a look at 169 http://www. 162 About the Author 163 Carb-club.just make sure that the sauces and other 100 ingredients you use are not 101 laden with carbohydrates.86 Breaded pork chops or 87 chicken can be enjoyed guilt88 free if you use bread crumbs 89 derived from low carb bread. such 103 as Atkins and South Beach.carb-club. the South 167 Beach diet. There is also a variety of microwaveable and ready-to-eat meals that are suited for such reducing diets. should not embark on a low carb reducing diet. Fruits and vegetables 112 are still an essential part of 113 the diet. and 168 more.com/ . web sites. then you will 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 market. 130 and other resources that you 131 can avail of in order to plan a 132 daily or weekly menu. but it is important to 114 know which types of fruits to 115 avoid and to enjoy. Persons with certain health issues. if you are not the 137 type who is fastidious about 138 home cooking. The 107 key is to control one s carb 108 intake in order to promote 109 faster metabolism: burn more 110 calories faster to lose weight 111 faster. you can 118 enjoy grapefruit. 90 Are you a pasta lover who 91 cringes at the thought of 92 having to give up lasagna and 93 spaghetti? Then you will 94 appreciate the fact that there 95 are low carb pastas out on the 129 numerous books. 96 97 98 99 102 Low carb reducing diets. 125 If you find yourself running 126 out of recipe ideas and you 127 are determined to stick with a 128 low carb diet plan. the Zone diet. almost any person can enjoy great-tasting . the same 122 cannot be said for dishes that 123 contain bananas.even gourmet foods and drinks and still lose weight in the process. or 124 grapes. there are be glad to know that many restaurants serve food especially for the low carb consumer.

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