Ever wondered why life is so unfair and all the tasty foods you love are often the worst for you, piling on the pounds,adding spare tyres to your waist? What if we told you there was a way you could eat these food daily and still lose weight? The Carb Lover’s Diet is real. For real.
Want to eat potatoes, pasta and bread and drop up to 2lbs a week? Well, according to reports we’ve found on the internet, this diet actually works!
The secret is in the special form of carbohydrate called ‘resistant starch,’ or, ‘good carbs’.
Apparently studies have been undertaken by researchers at The University of Colorado Health Sciences Centre for Human Nutrition highlighting this amazing and previously undetected compound which is found in most carbs and actually aids weight loss as it doesn’t get absorbed into the blood in the small intestine like other foods.
What it does instead is, pass through the system, creating a chain reaction (Kylie) and on the way it – wait for it- shrinks fat cells, as it preserves muscle, stimulates your metabolism, thus making you feel much fuller for much longer. Hmm. Sounds too good to be true, right? And what did your mum always say about things that sound too good to be true? Hands up if you think this might have been made up by bakers and farmers to stop you cutting their produce out of your diet?
Anyway, the jury is out on this one as we can’t find any real proof that people are using it successfull. It was devised by two stick-thin carb-lovers, Ellen Kunes and Frances Largeman-Roth, who claimed they found in testing that the people who stuck to these amounts lost 6lbs over three weeks without feeling they were dieting at all. Hmm.
So how does it work? This resistant starch is found in the foods we usually want but struggle with on a daily basis- potatoes, bananas, pasta and rye bread. If you undertake this diet, you must consume at least 1g of resistant starch with every meal ( a quarter of your plate minimum) but limit yourself to between 10 and 15gs a day, keeping your calorie count to 1,200 per day.
Sounds like a healthy balanced diet to us! What do you think?
photo credit Elle