low carb diets

Low carb diets have been around for a while, and carbohydrate limitation has been the foundation of many diets including the Atkins diet, the high protein diet, the Stillman diet, the Hollywood diet, the Zone diet, the Dukan diet and many more.

How do low carb diets work?

Low Carb diets take advantage of extensive research which has linked carbohydrate consumption to increased insulin production, which itself is an important fat regulator that dictates whether fat is stored, or burned as fuel.

The idea is to cut out carbohydrate rich foods such as pasta, bread, rice, alcohol, sugar, as well as some vegetables and fruit.

A typical low carb diet therefore includes a higher amount of meat, dairy and fat which would resemble more closely what our ancestors would have eaten for thousands of years before the advent of more modern agriculture.

In practice there are different types of low carb diets, from more extreme ketogenic diets where little or no carbohydrates are allowed, to diets containing a higher Protein to carb ratio.

Are low carb diets healthy?

The biggest problem with low carb diets (especially for the extreme low carb diets), is that they are not always balanced and can lack essential nutrients only found in fruit, vegetables and grains which could put a strain on your internal organs and affect your digestion.

Are low carb diets for you?

Low carb diets are not for everyone, and what we have found is that some will thrive on a lower carb diet, whilst others tend to do better on a higher carb diet.

This is also reflected in the frustration many dieters get when jumping from one diet to another in search for the solution which works for them!

What studies are confirming is that many factors including your genetics, lifestyle and fitness can affect how your body reacts to different ratios of Carbohydrate, Protein and fat.

How does Fitium compare?

Fitium takes advantage of some of the principles used in low carb diets, and improves these by designing a diet plan tailored to your diet goal.

This includes:

  • Helping you find the right macronutrient mix so you can lose weight naturally
  • Designing meals that keep you satisfied throughout the day so you cut down on cravings
  • Prioritising foods with high nutrient quality so you don’t miss out on important vitamins and minerals
  • Balancing the glycemic response of your meals to avoid spikes in blood sugar level and the associated insulin increase
  • Optimising meals to promote fat burn rather than fat storage

But Fitium is not just a diet, but a complete weight loss system which includes:

  • A 7 day accelerator course to help you get results from the first week and help you avoid common pitfalls that can derail your weight loss success.
  • A weekly coaching program designed to help you implement your personalised diet plan, and make the right diet and lifestyle changes to get long term results.
  • An intuitive meal planner, which provides easy to prepare tailored meal plans for every day of the week.
  • A wide range of practical resources to help you tackle emotional eating, stressful social occasions and other common situations that can keep you from achieving your weight loss potential.

Fitium also provides an easy to follow dashboard to help you monitor your progress, track your meals, review your activity and keep an eye on your health vitals. This results in improved accountability and has been proven to double weight loss in many studies.

Click here to find out more about our complete weight loss system, tailored to your needs.