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High Profits And High Risk

Most people know little about nutrition and fall prey to diet pills and diet shakes. Actually to lose weight safely people should not restrict themselves to any single food source. A healthy diet comprises approximately 60% complex carbohydrates, 25% protein and 15% fat. Remember that each gram of fat contains 9 calories and each gram of protein and carbohydrates contains 4 calories.

By decreasing fat contents and increasing protein content, one can lose weight, slowly, safely and permanently. Low-carb diet of any type is fat-rich and all the excess calories are stored in fat cells and then they fill your face, abdomen, buttocks, thighs and blocks up arteries with cholesterol.

A low fat and high complex-carbohydrate-diet burns two and half times more energy and causes your body to work harder after each meal.
When compared with a high-fat low-carb diet, high complex-carbohydrate diet burns an additional 250 calories daily.

So, low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets are extremely high in saturated fats and are unhealthy. And when Low-fat diet is combined with complex carbohydrates it leads to fast, permanent weight loss.

The low carb diet causes difficulty in concentration and reduces energy levels, increases risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney and liver disorders, diabetes, gout and several forms of cancer. But promotions of low-carb diets are so attractive that even actual dieters are mis-conceptiualised.
Submitted on January 16, 2014