With these fad diets, no matter how hard they try to hide how bad they really are, the truth always finds its way out. With low-carb diet plans, they had a particularly long run. For 10 years or so, people continued to believe that if they could only cut all carbohydrates out of diets, that they would slim down. It's beginning to finally dawn on people that this is this really so. Nutrition experts have always been aware that we can't do without carbohydrates. Anyone who gets on any of these low carb diet plans will find that it is hard to think of anything but sinking their teeth into a juicy carb-rich snack. The more they deprive themselves, the more they find themselves thinking of it. Perhaps what you need to do is not to steer clear of carbs. What you need is instead, to steer clear of low-carb diet plans.
What exactly is the kind of effect that denying yourself of carbohydrates has on you? It has different kinds of effects on different people. Some people just get terribly irritable yelling at their colleagues, losing their temper at service people in restaurants. There have been studies that have proven that carbs help the brain produce calming chemicals. Eating high-protein, oil rich foods does the opposite. So basically, once on a low-carb diet, you're not going to be happy. And by the sound of it, neither are the people around you.
If you're telling yourself that you can put up with that if only you could get into an attractive swimsuit every summer, low carb diet plans give you little to cheer about in the weight-loss area as well. What happens is, all the stress that you feel jump starts your body's production of hormones like cortisol. If there's one thing you want to learn in life, it is that you must never fight your hormones. It just never works out in your favor. Cortisol makes you crave lots of food. You might put up a bit of resistance at first. But how long can you expect to have the upper hand? Sooner or later, you're going to give in and binge.
Low-carb diet plans are just not things you can count on to help you out for any reasonable period of time. Certainly, you can grit your teeth and go on for a few weeks. If you are really strong, you could even try it out for a few months. Once it gets past that, it's practically a superhuman effort to stay on a low-carb plan. A high carb diet plan is a lot more sustainable than a low-carb one. About a quarter of all those who get on a low-carb plan drop out in two years. On the other hand, most people who get a high carb plan stick on for much longer. And of course, depriving yourself of carbs gives you constipation. You feel bloated and miserable.
Diets need to be scientifically designed. They need to be scientifically designed for your average person who doesn't have steely willpower. A diet that is no more than moderately difficult to stay on and that is rewarding in itself is what you need to look for.