7 Day Low Carb Diet
When it comes to low carbohydrate diets I am going to be the first person to pass on them. I know many people that have done them, and many of those people have lost weight even in the long term. However, my personal preference and knowledge of weight loss reveals 1 persistent truth. Your body needs carbohydrates to create energy.
The 7 day low carb diet would probably fall into the category of a fad diet. Like most short term weight loss programs the 7 day low carb diet seems to have gotten some inspiration for another diet and taken a few techniques and promised maximum results with minimum effort. In this case you will see similarities to the ever famous Atkins diet which is a long term low carbohydrate diet. The only low carb diet I would ever consider doing, because after the initial starting period you begin working healthy, smart carbohydrate back into your diet.
But anyway, let’s get to the 7 day diet version.
7 Day Low Carb Diet Meal Plan:
Here is an example meal plan I found on http://www.low-carb-diet-recipes.com
Two egg omelet with sausage and roasted red peppers
Reuben sandwich (corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut) on one slice low carb bread
Green salad with low carb dressing
Grilled chicken breast
Steamed asparagus and yellow squash
Mixed salad with vinaigrette or low carb dressing
Celery sticks with low carb dip
Two poached eggs with smoked salmon in cream dill sauce, and half small tomato
Grilled beef patty
Steamed broccoli and cauliflower
Mixed green salad with olive oil & balsamic vinaigrette
Roast chicken with herbs
Broccoli with parmesan curls
Endive and radish salad with vinaigrette
Red pepper sticks with low carb dip
One low carb muffin and one hard-boiled egg
Cobb salad (avocado, tomato, chicken, hard-boiled egg, blue cheese and bacon over lettuce) with olive and balsamic vinaigrette
Salmon with Steel’s Wasabi Teriyaki sauce
Steamed green beans with sesame oil
Cabbage slaw with low carb Cole Slaw dressing
Olives and Cheddar cubes
Two scrambled eggs with two slices of bacon and one slice of low carb bread
Shrimp salad over lettuce and tomato slices with low carb dressing
Broiled lamb chops
Swiss chard with garlic and olive oil
Mixed green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
Atkins Advantage shake
Two low carb pancakes with low carb syrup and three turkey sausages
Large tossed salad with tuna, tomatoes and low carb dressing
Roasted pork tenderloin
Sautéed spinach and red peppers
Stallone high protein low carb pudding
One low carb muffin and two slices of Cheddar cheese
Steak and pepper fajitas on low carb tortilla
Romaine and avocado salad with Olivado Avocado oil and lemon
Grilled tuna with spice rub
Zucchini and mushrooms skewers
Atkins Advantage bar
Poached egg on one slice low carb bread, two tomato slices and two slices Cheddar cheese
Chef Salad (roast turkey, cheese, red onion and sliced tomatoes over romaine) with olive and balsamic vinaigrette
Green bean, snow pea and pepper medley
Olives and Cheddar cubes
The Benefits of the 7 Day Low Carb Diet Plan:
The benefits of participating in a low carb diet are generally quick weight loss and a generally you will find yourself hungry less. Carbohydrates are sugars that you body burns to create energy, but more often than not we do not eat the correct carbs and our body turns these sugars to fat. If you reduce the amount of unhealthy carbohydrates in your diet you are likely to quickly lose weight.
You shouldn’t feel as hungry because you will be relying on more protein in a low carbohydrate diet and protein fills you up more that carbs do.
The Worries of the 7 Day Low Carb Diet
Dieting in any extreme can be dangerous. Your body does need carbohydrates. Do not eliminate carbs completely from your diet or you may find yourself with less energy than normal. Also another program associated with the 7 day low carb diet is an increase in consumption of red meats. You don’t have to eat beef and eggs to get protein. Consume more lean meats like poultry to keep the amount of cholesterol you are consuming lower or you may end up having heart problems.
As always don’t take my word for it. Consult your family physician, dietician, or nutritionist to see if the diet is a healthy option for you before you begin.