Weight loss is a major concern for everyone. People usually go for quick remedies to get rid of obesity. However, exercise is the best way to burn up your calories. A proper exercise along with proper nutritional diet can help you maintain an optimum health. Now here’s the question, which diet is better to lose weight, a low-carb diet or a low-fat diet?
Many studies and researches show that both these diets can help you to lose the weight and depends on the type of one’s body metabolism whether he needs less carbs or less fat. Each diet has its own purpose and affects.
What is a low-carb diet?
A low-carb diet is the one which includes less carbohydrates and more proteins and fats. This diet along with the benefit of losing weight also reduces the risk of type II diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
Carbohydrates are the great source of energy that is found in many foods and beverages and provides macronutrient to the body. These carbohydrates are classified as simple or complex and are commonly found in;
- Fruits and vegetables
- Milk and yoghurt
- Nuts, seeds, grains
- Legumes (peas, lentils, beans)
How low-carb diet works?
A large amount of refined carbohydrate is also fine in table sugar, white flour, pasta, cake, cookies etc. Your body uses these carbohydrates as a source of energy and is broken down into simple sugars during the digestion and then it is absorbed into blood steam as sugar glucose. The more glucose sugar level in the blood, the more insulin is released which is used for body activities.
The main goal of low-carb diet is that there will be less glucose level in the blood which results in less insulin production. So the body will consume the stored fat as a fuel. Ultimately leads to weight loss.
What is a low-fat diet?
A diet high in fat leads to the gain in body weight. It is necessary for a healthy body to maintain the intake of calories every day. A low-fat diet will ultimately help you lose the weight. This diet contains a less amount of fat and the desired amount of calories your body need. Taking extra calories leads towards the storage of fat and results in the weight gain.
For the low-fat diet all you have to do is;
- Eat fresh vegetables and fruits.
- Take a moderate amount of meat twice a week.
- Take low-fat dairy products.
- Don’t eat fried meat; try to eat grilled, baked or broiled meat.
Maintaining this diet will help you control your cholesterol and carbs level and will reduce your fat in the body.
Honey and cinnamon diet:
Another great way of losing weight is the honey and cinnamon diet. Honey is a naturally occurring microbial agent which boosts up the metabolism results in burning of fat, while cinnamon is aromatic and flavorful substance that increases the metabolism of glucose. Both honey and cinnamon comes with numerus properties of antioxidants, wounds healing etc. However they also contain the property of lowering the blood pressure along with reducing the cholesterol level in your body.
What you need?
For consuming this diet following are the ingredients you need;
- Organic honey – 1 tsp
- Organic cinnamon – 1 tsp
- Fresh water – 1 cup
- Boil 1 cup of water and add a cinnamon into it. Steep it for almost 15 to 20 minutes.
- Now take 1 tsp of honey and add it in the cooled liquid.
- Drink this recipe twice a day, before going to bed (1/2 cup) and in the morning (1/2 cup).
- Always add honey in cooled liquid as the warm liquid may destroy its enzymes.
- Take this recipe on an empty stomach for the effective results.