If you have never heard of a low carb diet, you are highly unusual. Diets that lower the amount of carbohydrates that you eat are common and plenty of people have had success on them. Part of your chiropractor’s job is to help you achieve a healthy weight so that you can avoid unnecessary degradation to your spine and other joints – and there is a good chance your chiropractor can advise you on how to try out low carbohydrate living for your health.
Carbohydrates are found in foods like grains, fruit and starchy vegetables. Instead of eating these carb-heavy foods, on a low carb diet you eat more proteins like meat, fish, poultry, eggs and vegetables that are less starchy, such as greens. Perhaps the most notable thing about a low carb diet – besides the lack of eating grains and fruit – is that you attempt to increase your consumption of fat.
The main fuel for your body is normally carbohydrates. With a low carb diet, you remove this main fuel source and substitute it with fat with the goal of changing the way your body burns calories. If you can achieve the right balance, your body will start to burn fat for energy instead of carbohydrates.
Different people have different goals when eating a low carb diet. Some of the most common are:
Anytime you are going to try out a new diet, it is always recommended that you discuss it with your healthcare provider first. Your chiropractor is there to serve as your guide in your transition and maintenance of a healthy lifestyle. If you want to try out a low carbohydrate lifestyle, your chiropractor is the perfect person to talk to about it. They can check your current state of health and advise you on how to transition to your new diet in a way that is most likely to ensure your success.
Your chiropractor may be able to help you with education on low carb living, meal plans and ongoing support. So be sure to reach out if you haven’t already.
If you would like more information on low carb living, please contact your chiropractor today!
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