How to Lose Weight According to Science

Jul 02, 2020 07:30 AM EDT | By Staff Reporter (

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There are plenty of ways to lose weight. You may choose to do a workout routine for weight loss, follow a specific weight loss diet, or do both at the same time. But did you know science has its own surprising way of losing weight? 

Following a diet plan for weight loss will lead you to feel either hungry or unsatisfied with what you eat. The reason for this is that before going on a diet, our bodies have been used to a certain amount and kind of food. So when we suddenly change that, our bodies reflect that change in the form of dissatisfaction.

But we should keep in mind that some diet plans will not always have the effect that we want. For weight loss, you might want to follow a low carb diet, and it might be easier for you to stick to it compared to other weight-loss diets that require a reduction in food intake. 

What are the steps to follow for a low carb diet?

A low-carb diet aims three things: reducing your appetite to a more desirable one, causes drastic weight loss, and it improves your metabolic health altogether. In following a low-carb diet, here are three ways you can do so:

Decrease Your Carb Intake

The first step to a low-carb intake is avoiding eating carb-based foods. Cut off sugars and starches in your food intake, including other foods that contain high carbohydrates. Once you do so, your hunger levels will reduce, and you will soon eat fewer calories per meal or per day. 

Since you will cut off carbs, you might wonder where your body will get the energy it needs to function. A low-carb diet allows your body to burn your stored fats for energy instead of getting it from the carbs you eat. 

Another reason why it is recommendable to reduce carb intake is that it lowers a person's insulin levels. A low-carb diet will reduce bloating and unnecessary weight, which are caused by water in your body. 

So, if you're looking for a way to lose weight faster, a low-carb diet is the one for you. 

Eat a Lot of Vegetables, Fats, and Proteins

Now that you should reduce carbs, you need to make a substitution that you can eat. For an effective weight loss, low-carb diet, you have three options: fat, protein, and vegetables. 

The general rule of a low-carb diet only has three meals a day. However, if you go hungry, you may add a fourth meal to the plan. It is essential to have your meal plan, especially if you are following a diet for weight loss because you should control your food intake. Your carb intake a day should be 50 grams at maximum a day. 

Low Carb Diet
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Proteins work very well in weight-loss diets, especially on low-carb diets. Protein has plenty of benefits, including as a calorie booster. Food that is high in protein can help you reduce your cravings and thoughts about food for about 60 percent, which is very effective.

Next in line is healthy fats. Most people think that doing a low-carb and low-fat diet at the same time is an effective weight loss diet, but the truth is, it's not. Doing both at the same time will give you a hard time sticking to the menu. Healthy fats include coconut oil, olive oil, organic oil, and butter.

Lastly, it would help if you add low-carb vegetables on your meal plan to complete the diet. Plants that are considered as carbs contain tons of nutrients that you can eat even in large servings.

ALSO READ: Things to Know About Gluten-Free Diet

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