It is no secret that a ongoing war that is being continually waged in many nations is the weight loss battle. In fact, in America, recent reports have show that for both men and women, the average waist size of an individual has increased by one inch.
Additionally, there have been many weight loss plans offered to individuals to help overweight individuals in their weight loss battle. Some of those diets have included the South Beach Diet and the Adkins Weight Loss plan. Additionally, individuals have tried various fad diets which have included just eating high protein food items and wrapping themselves in plastic wrap.
However, it is important to understand that proper food intake is critical for the health of the individual. Equally as important, it is critcial to note that weight loss should be undertaken under the approval of one’s physician as well as eating healty and not indulging in fad diets.
Consequently, the most successful and long term weight loss occurs when an individual eats moderately, exercises and reduces their intake of calories. To help in this process, a brief overview of carbohydrates, low carb desserts and drinks may be helpful.
Carbohydrates are an important element to anyone’s diet and health. This is due to the fact that consumption of carbohydrates provides fuel for the body so that it has the appropriate levels of energy to do one’s daily tasks as well as maintain the health of the body and specifically each of the organs in the body. Therefore, to maintain one’s health, there needs to be a certain level of carbohydrates congested on a daily basis.
Therefore, when talking about ingesting carbohydrates, as it relates to weight loss, it is important to understand that is not about eating less carbohydrates but ingesting less calories. Calories can come from the three major sources of nutrients found in the foods that we eat. Those nutrients are carbohydrates fat and protein.
Easy low carb desserts are surprisingly easy to find (and make) nowadays; accordingly, it is important that the eating of carbohydrates be obtained through the eating of natural fruits. Examples of these natural foods could include apples, bananas, peaches, oranges, apricots etc. these particular fruits would be excellent ingredients for making low-carb desserts. Some of these low-carb desserts could include a low-carb peach cobbler that takes canned peaches, no sugar added, cinnamon, nutmeg, a artificial sweetener, unsalted butter and a low-carb flour such as Carbalose. Another low-carb dessert could be just cutting up some apples and sprinkling them with cinnamon and a light whipped topping.
In addition, smoothies are not only a nutritional and tasty idea for a low carb drink, but they can be very refreshing and invigorating as a “pick me up”. Simply blend together some of your favorite fresh fruits. Those fresh fruits could be strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc. To the mixtures simply add appropriate amounts of either soy or almond milk to make a refreshing and relaxing drink.