No Carb Diet Or Low Carb
Often times when people think of low carb diets they picture a meal consisting of bacon, eggs, steak and cheese, and guzzling down some spreadable cheese after for good measure.
While these foods (besides maybe the spreadable cheese!) can all be part of a healthy, low carb diet, “low carb” doesn’t mean “no carb”.
In fact, it would be pretty much impossible (nor desirable) to eat a no-carbohydrate diet! Even the lowest of carb diets always include vegetables as a necessity. For good reason too, since vegetables do provide us with nutrients that are not contained in meat or other protein and fat sources.
Having said that, humans CAN live on protein and fat alone, however, an all-carb diet would kill us!
The confusion between no carb and low carb is partly from the induction phase of the Atkins diet, which severely restricts carbs to almost zero. But this is only a temporary measure in this diet, and for good reason. One important thing this will do is allow you to lose your carbohydrate addiction.
When it comes to low carb, a general rule is to eat as few carbs as possible, but definitely do not skimp on the good stuff. Most vegetables have at least some degree of nutritional value, and some fruits are some of the healthiest foods you can eat, such as blueberries and raspberries- filled with antioxidants, vitamins, and healthy fiber!
Also a no carb diet would not be fun. The idea here is not to become a crazed lunatic when it comes to eating! If you eat low carb most of the time, you can have the occasional dessert, glass of wine, pasta meal, etc. without “falling off the wagon” and jumping back on the road to extra body fat.