2-day no carb diet

The 2-Day No Carb Diet – Does it Work?

What if I told you that you can cut carbs and lose weight rapidly with 2-day no carb diet?

What if I told you that you can cut carbs for 2 days and still lose weight? Well, it’s true! An intermittent low carb diet allows people to eat regular or satisfying the other 5 days. No longer will people have to starve or severely limit foods in order to diet; this 2-day no carb diet is effective according to a study in the UK.

“British researchers found that women who essentially gave up carbs for two days and ate normally the rest of the time dropped about 9 pounds on average, as compared to the 5 pounds lost by women who cut back to around 1,500 calories every day, according to a report presented at the CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.” nbcnews.com. The theory behind this study was to find a diet that would be easy to follow and reduce the potential for breast cancer by cutting carbs.

This diet does not compare to the Atkins or any other no carb diet but it simply limits and eliminates key carbs on certain days. When you consume carbs and sugars, your body goes through the process of storing them for future use. Carbs and sugars are converted to fat for easy storage. So when you cut out or limit carbs as well as sugar your body burns the stored fat thereby allowing weight loss. Primarily avoid foods that are sugar based since it is a carb in itself.

Some of the foods you should avoid if you curbing out carbs for weight loss are:

  • Sugars, both natural and man-produce. Syrup, honey, pasta, flour, fruits and some vegetables as well as generally white flour products
  • Green vegetables
  • Breads
  • Pasta
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Corn
  • Oranges
  • Apples
  • Strawberries
  • Jellies
  • Syrup
  • Sugary drinks
  • Pre-sweetened cereals

“Simple carbohydrates, on the other hand, are made of just one or two sugar molecules. They’re a quick source of energy because they’re very rapidly digested,” (www.lifescript.com) while complex carbs like the leafy green vegetables, whole grains and pasta are stored for future use and attribute to weight gain if not burned.

Here is a list of carbs that you can eat:

  • Eggs, whether boiled or poached, are a great source of protein
  • Drinks like tea or coffee with no sugar, diet pop, and plenty of water
  • Meats are great on a no carbs diets since they contain not only protein but vitamins
  • Seafoods like fish, sardines, trout, mackerel and halibut

So the idea behind the 2-day no carb diet is to rest the body from carbs every two days. At the time of regular consumption, you should actually minimize carbs and sugars, then eliminate carbs and sugars for two days in order to burn during rest days. This should produce some weight loss. Generally, exercise and drinking plenty of water will help the process.

About Mary Parsons

Mary Parsons. I have a master’s degree in health sciences, a bachelor degree with a certificate in bioethics. I am employed by a large healthcare facility. I enjoy writing and covering various topics in particular health.

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