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The low carb diet works for me.

As mentioned in my previous post, i lost 6kg in 4 months. In fact, it’s a bit more than 6kg now but I’ll update the actual weightloss after 2 more months 🙂

It’s easy to lose the first few kg but it’s the next few kg that would be harder for me. In fact, like some people bluntly pointed out, it’s the maintenance that’s really a huge pain in the ass.

I have been embarking on a low carb diet. Not low calorie. I eat fried food like Mcdonalds Nuggets at times but rarely more than once a week. I ensure that I get my cardio fix on days where I eat rather fatty stuff.

Reason why I’m on the low carb diet? A colleague shared with me some insights on why carbo is more evurl than fats. I did my research, tested it out and noticed it really did work for me.

Spotted this on Pinterest (follow me!) and found it to be really true!

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Also, other info from respective sites:

When you eat fewer carb foods—relying mostly on vegetables rich in fiber—your body switches to burning fat (including your own body fat) instead of carbs as its primary fuel source. – Atkins website

Optimal carbo intake:

50-100 grams/day – Primal Sweet Spot for Effortless Weight Loss

Minimizes insulin production and ramps up fat metabolism. By meeting average daily protein requirements (.7 – 1 gram per pound of lean bodyweight formula), eating nutritious vegetables and fruits (easy to stay in 50-100 gram range, even with generous servings), and staying satisfied with delicious high fat foods (meat, fish, eggs, nuts, seeds), you can lose one to two pounds of body fat per week and then keep it off forever by eating in the maintenance range. – Mark’s Daily Apple

While some may disagree with me, it’s really fine with me. 🙂 it’s really all about finding out what works for one’s body. Let me know what works for you!

In the meantime, don’t judge me when I eat my Mackers. No fries! Don’t worry!

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