Carbohydrate Addict's Diet

A lot of recently-introduced fad diets claimed about "the evils" of carbohydrates and how we should avoid them. However, studies have shown that man cannot live without carbs, and also not all people could just give up on their starchy diet. But that does not mean those who are "addicted" to carbohydrates have lost all hope in losing weight.

Doctors Richard and Rachael Heller introduced a diet program called Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, based on the fact about carbohydrates results in production of insulin, which in turn creates fat stores. The diet aims to manage your insulin level by helping you eat in a way that properly mixes when and what you eat.

In a nutshell, the Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet restricts your daily meals into three, but not what you should or should not eat. Two of your meals would consist of protein, vegetables, and no carbohydrates. Meanwhile, your "reward meal" would be a salad with equal parts protein, vegetables, and carbohydrates such as potatoes, dessert, or bread. You have to eat your reward meal in 60 minutes. Because the plan focuses more on changing your eating patterns, the authors claim you do not need rigorous exercises to be healthy as all you need is an active lifestyle.

Aside from the costly book, the high calorie and protein intake has raised concerns for some health experts, as well as its option to eat the foods that would feed your addiction to carbs.

Overall, having a once-a-day reward meal is not a bad idea to keep your cravings in check. The credentials of the authors also provides a sense of comfort that you are taking a good advice.