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Carbs per day to lose weight fast?


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2015-06-10 15:56:25
2015-06-10 15:56:25


So, how many carbs per day to lose weight fast? Well, If you have significant difficulty losing weight
, or if you want to lose weight faster, the recommended number is 20 net grams of carbs or less (and remember to drink plenty of water).

The usual range is
20 - 50 (or even up to 70 for people who are very active and engage in a lot of exercise) but some people need to restrict their carbohydrate allowance far more than others do, especially if you have a degree of insulin resistance. Nowadays, many people have a degree of insulin resistance, usually without being aware of it.

Moreover, insulin resistance can range from mild to intense, and onwards to borderline or type 2 diabetes. If you have a degree of insulin resistance, you will find it hard to lose weight, and you will gain weight easily. If you are one of those people, the lower end of the carbohydrate range is your best choice.

You decide how strict you need to be. If you are unsure, experiment. It is a scientific fact that, unlike protein and fats, carbohydrates are not an essential nutrient. Therefore, there is no minimum daily requirement of carbohydrate. Though there is no minimum daily requirement, they do have many beneficial phytochemicals and fiber so eating some is fine as long as they are from natural sources.

The best natural sources are fresh low carbohydrate vegetables and fruits. Therefore, staying within your daily carbohydrate allowance, get your carbs from non-starchy leafy green vegetables and just a very moderate portion of low carbohydrate fruits such as berries.

In addition, eliminate or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates (apart from an occasional treat.) This type of carbohydrate is a major cause of unwanted weight gain, insulin resistance, obesity, fat accumulating around the stomach or abdomen, heart disease, and many other diet related diseases and conditions. If you are unsure what these foods are, you will find a page link, further down this page, at the bottom of this answer.

Replace refined processed carbohydrates with specific fat burning proteins and take advantage of the excellent fat burning thermic effect of these nutritious foods. If you are unsure what these foods are, you will find a page link to a list, and more information about the fat-burning thermic effect of these foods, further down this page at the bottom of this answer.

Overall, there are two key factors to losing weight. One is what you eat and one is exercise. So, count all carbohydrates, even natural carbohydrates, but eliminate or strictly limit refined processed carbohydrates.

If you have always found it difficult to lose weight, count calories too. Some people , who have become significantly insulin resistant, need to count both calories and carbohydrates in order to lose body fat.

In addition, add cardiovascular (cardio) exercise if you are able to exercise. Regular cardio exercise, especially intense (brief) cardio is an excellent fat burner. There are different degrees of cardio exercise ranging from mild to intense. Any activity that increases your heart and respiration rate for a specific period is cardio exercise. Brisk walking is an example of mild cardio exercise. Intense cardio exercises include running, interval training, and graded exercise protocol. At the bottom of this answer, there are page links to free cardio exercises -- two mild cardio plans and one intense plan.

So, for the 'how many carbs per day to lose weight fast'free lists, charts and plans to show you how to do it, use page links listed below.

1. List of Refined Processed Carbohydrates (to avoid or limit)
2. Excellent Fat Burning Foods (to replace the refined processed carbohydrates), and more about the thermic effect of fat burning foods
3. Best Weight Loss Plan for how many carbs per day to lose weight fast
4. Carbohydrate Chart for Vegetables (free chart for daily use)
5. Carbohydrate chart for Fruits (free chart for daily use)

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(If you have any known condition or disease, please seek the approval of your own physician before changing your dietary or exercise habits.)

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