Do your joints ache all the time? Are you puffy and swollen? Does your skin look bad and do you feel tired more often than not? Chances are it’s the food you are eating.
Processed foods make you feel bad. Plain and simple. Especially white flour.
You may not realize that eating processed foods and lots of carbohydrates can increase the chance of negative health issues. By reducing carbs that you eat, some medical conditions you often experience may occur less often. The frequency of headaches, joint pain, and trouble concentrating will diminish when you reduce the intake of carbs. This may help you reduce the amount of pain medicine you take when the pain of headaches and joints go away. So you will feel healthier and save money on medicine by the benefits of a low carb diet.
Often when you diet, mood swings can cause the process to be difficult. The highs and lows of mood and energy can cause you to binge eat. Another benefit of the low carb diet is the balancing of mood and energy. Actually the body gets more consistent energy from protein and other nutrients than from carbs. Carbs bring on short term energy spurts that will drop your energy level quickly once the carbs are digested. By lowering the volume of carbs you eat, your energy will come from other nutrients that are more consistent energy reducing mood and energy swings.
If you enjoy exercise and want to tone and build muscle tissue which helps fight fat in your body, a low carb diet can help. After a workout your muscles are very sensitive to insulin and do not need as many carbs as some people may think. By eating a low carb diet, your muscles after a workout will draw in more amino acids from your meal. The amino acids will help the muscles heal from the workout quicker and burn more fat.
Diabetes can be helped by eliminating processed foods and lowering your carbs. If you have diabetes a low carb diet may help balance your insulin level more throughout the day. If you have family members with diabetes and want to avoid getting the disease yourself, getting rid of most processed foods will balance your insulin.
So as you can see, there are many benefits beyond just losing weight. You will see an improvement in your weight but you will also have more energy and feel healthier. That is the goal of losing weight as well; to be healthier.
Eating more vegetables and proteins as well as fruits and nuts can be a good start. Gradually reduce your intake of breads, sweets, and items made from white flour and white sugar. You can find many low carb diet recipes for free on blogs, websites, and food preparing television shows.