Option 3: Low Carb Diet Plan
The Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan program combines a flexible diet with healthy food choices you make with our suggestions and educational program. In addition, you may qualify for the use of medications that suppress appetite and improve metabolic rate.
No food is totally taboo but those less than ideal choices should be only for special occasions and only small portions. Foods high in digestible carbohydrates such as bread and pasta are limited or replaced with foods containing a higher percentage of proteins and fats such as lean meat and soy prodcuts and other foods low in carbohydrates like green leafy vegetables.
A low-carb diet can help you lose weight because it turns on fat-burning processes, known as "dietary ketosis." These ketones are also thought to have an appetite suppressant effect. Harvard Health Publications says if weight loss were a race, the low-carbohydrate diet would be the clear winner because people on low-carb diets seem to lose weight faster
Here are some of the guidelines you will follow on the Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta Low Carbohydrate Diet Plan:
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day because you have been fasting during the night and your metabolism has slowed. Remember to consume 30 grams or more of protein and less than 10 grams of carbohydrate within one hour of waking. This forces your body to burn more fat over the next 24 hours. Liquids work better than solid foods since they are absorbed faster and suppress appetite quicker. Examples are whey protein powder shake or bar. Other choices include boiled egg whites, Egg Beater omelets with Canadian bacon or lean ham, cottage cheese, low fat cold cuts, and skinless chicken. If you like oatmeal, add protein but no butter, milk, or sugar.
Lunch may be your biggest challenge so you may want to bring lunch from home or keep a stash at work so you are always prepared. Examples are tuna or chicken in a pouch or can, protein shakes or bars, diet dinners such as South Beach, Lean Cuisine, and Healthy Choice, whole wheat sandwich with protein and low fat dressing, and salads with meat but beware of high calorie salad dressings.
For Dinner, five to seven ounces of meat plus two vegetables or a salad are a good choice. If you are in a rush, consider a diet dinner such as South Beach plus a vegetable or salad and low glycemic fruit for desert.
Snacks mid-morning, mid-afternoon, and evening should include protein such as protein bars, beef jerky, and cold cuts. Vegetables include celery, raw broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, water chestnuts, pickles, etc. Low glycemic fruit such as berries, pears, apples, etc. Sugar free gum, fat free popcorn, cottage cheese, and sugar free Jell-O and puddings are also good choices.
Eating out can be a challenge if you are not prepared. We will provide you with the information you need to dine out and enjoy yourself in any restaurant, including your favorite fast food place. Becoming knowledgeable and aware of your choices and their consequences will go a long way toward making your weight loss journey a success.
Contact Advanced Medical Weight Loss Augusta at 706-922-1717 today for more information.