Why Doesn’t Low Carb Diet Work for Weight Loss?

By Nmami Agarwal     17-Sep 2018

Why Doesn’t Low Carb Diet Work for Weight Loss?

Know Carbs From Closer
A low-carb diet depicts everything by its name only- it limits carbohydrates intake on daily basis found in fruits, vegetables, dairy, grains and instead, it emphasizes on foods high in fat and protein. A low-carb diet is usually used for losing weight. Multiple low-carb diets existing out there for people who wish to follow but unfortunately, they don’t understand how carbs are the essential part of daily diet.

Carbohydrates are all about the energy required by your body throughout a day. Your body tends to use these foods to form glucose, which is as your body’s main source of energy. But, there’s this misconception floating around that eating carbs make you fat. Luckily, that’s not true at all.
Certainly, if eaten unnecessarily in large quantities then defiantly it will contribute to weight gain and so could too much of any food lead to same. In fact, carbs are the healthy addition to your diet nutrition and considered amongst the top five nutrients your body needs daily.

Carbs V/S Weight Loss
Including whole grains- rich in vital carbs, in your diet plan may help reduce your total body fat plus belly fat. Eating a breakfast comprised of foods those release carbohydrates slowly such as oatmeal or bran cereal may help burn more of your body fat. Also, slow-release carbs didn’t
spike blood sugar as high as eating refined carbs, such as white toast. In return, insulin levels didn’t spike as high and because insulin plays a role in signalling your body to store fat, having lower levels may help you burn fat.

Hence, you should be eating plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables that add variety, colour, and flavour to your meals. Whole grains such as corn, whole wheat and brown rice are the healthiest sources of dietary carbohydrates. Also, do check the nutritional label of packed food item that includes total carbs, dietary fiber, and sugars. Here are a few ideas to get the right amount of carbs in your diet. Let’s see what they are! Start
your day with a breakfast that includes whole-grain and fresh fruits. You can add an extra serving of cooked vegetables to your lunch and dinner. For easy mid-day meal or evening snack right at your fingertips have plain yoghurt with fruits raw or some beans and veggies salad bowl.
In addition for some happiness, you can add your favourite fruit smoothie or banana whole wheat pancake topped with berries.

Over to you

Carbohydrates provide your body with the required energy it needs to keep your body active and are the great source of essential nutrients like vitamins and minerals. However, not all carbohydrates are created equal that separates refined and complex carbs. From which you should be only avoiding refined carbs white flour and the food made from it including processed foods like chips and biscuits. Rest is all good to add on in your diet without any worry of weight gain.

4 thoughts on “Why Doesn’t Low Carb Diet Work for Weight Loss?”

  1. hi mam.. my weight is 93 kg… and my age is 21 . plzz send me a right diet .. i want ur help

  2. Maam, I am 34 years and my weight 73 kg,I am suffering from thyroid,,plz tell me how can I loss my weight?

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Beets have a lovely colour, taste and texture. But beets aren’t supposed to be smoked like eggplant. You need to boil them up before smoking, else they’re going to take forever in preparation. Here is our quick and easy guide for best smoked beets recipe

Nutritional Benefits

Beetroot provides you with fibre, iron, potassium, folate and Vitamin C which is good for skin and further act as an antioxidant. It can improve exercise performance, lower blood pressure and serve as a low calorie food. It can also improve digestion and help in weight management. Thyme is a Mediterranean herb and has been traditionally used to cure diarrhoea, stomach ache and sore throat.


2 small beets

Few sprigs of thyme

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon lemon zest

Salt- as per taste

Calorie = 112 kcal
Protein = 2.8 grams
Carbohydrates = 14.8 grams
Fat = 4.7 grams
Recommended for- High Blood Pressure and Digestion
Course- Evening Snack


Cut beets into thin slices

Put them in a saucepan, with some water. Boil until tender

Next, light your charcoal or barbecue fire

Take a large piece of foil and lay the beets in them. Brush a little olive oil and top with thyme and lemon zest.

Fold the foil and twist the ends together. Punch small holes in the foil with the help of a knife or fork.

Leave it to cook for 15-20 minutes.

Once cooked, allow it to cool and then discard the charred skin.

Toss with salt and pepper, and serve.

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Beetroot is a wonder vegetable with goodness of many nutrients. Smokey beets give the dish a distinctive taste along with the flavourful thyme herb. Do try it out!
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