When it comes to fast weight loss, many people seek out a low carbohydrate or “low carb” diet. If you’re considering a low carb or no carb diet for weight loss, there are many factors to keep in mind. And, of course, always consult your doctor before starting any new diet or fitness regimen. A doctor specializing in medical weight loss can provide expertise that most general physicians cannot.
What is a Low Carb Diet?
Every item of food you eat can be broken down into 3 types of components, called macronutrients: protein, fat, and carbohydrates. A low carb diet reduces or eliminates foods that are high in carbohydrates and replaces them with foods high in protein and/or fat.
How Does a Low Carb Diet Help You Lose Weight Fast?
Carbohydrates, such as those found in bread, rice, and potatoes, provide the body with energy. If more energy is consumed than expended, your body stores that extra energy as fat. By reducing or eliminating carbohydrates from your diet, your body can begin to burn stored fat for energy, helping you lose weight quickly.
Additionally, according to the Mayo Clinic, “Some low-carb diets may have health benefits beyond weight loss, such as reducing risk factors associated with diabetes and metabolic syndrome.”
How Can You Get Started With a Low Carb Diet?
As mentioned, it is important to consult with your doctor before starting a new diet. Once approved, we highly recommend speaking with a registered dietitian or nutritionist. A dietitian can assess your goals and create a customized diet meal plan with the right balance of carbohydrates, proteins, and fats to help achieve rapid, sustainable weight loss.
At Weigh Less Global, our medical weight loss experts include registered dietitians and nutritionists. We perform a full assessment and evaluation of all of our clients and develop unique meal plans and exercise regimens specific to your goals. Our weight loss clinic is conveniently located in the heart of Fort Lee, New Jersey, with easy access from many major highways. To schedule your free consultation please call us today at 201-944-0283.