Carb free diet
Nutrition, weight loss and recipe without carbs, also known as ultra low-carb.
Low-carb Diet - how it works
The Low Carb Diet is one of the classic diets for weight loss. The name speaks for itself: it is about reducing the amount of carbohydrates in your daily diet to promote weight loss. There are different variations and intensities to how much the carbohydrate content is reduced. Most forms of Low Carb Diet completely forbid short-chain carbohydrates. With our BMI Calculator you can determine your nutritional needs.
The scientific principle behind the Low Carb Diet looks like this: Carbohydrates are the most important source of energy besides fats and proteins. So, when your body needs energy, it first pulls it out of the carbohydrate stores and only when these stores are used up does your body start pulling from the fat reserves. So the idea is to reduce the carbohydrates and get the body to access the fat stores faster and burn fat faster. Depending on the amount of carbohydrates added – initially it is usually below 50g – the body enters the ketosis and thus into a state in which the entire energy supply of the body is covered by the ketone bodies derived from fats. By getting used to this energy source, the body’s ability to quickly switch between different types of energy is trained. To prevent you from feeling exhausted , especially in the first few weeks of the conversion, individual “cheat meals”, so carbohydrate-rich meals, are incorporated. For example, a serving of potatoes. The high protein content in the diet combined with an increased water intake serves to prevent food cravings.
The Macronutrients - Carbs, Proteins & Fats
Everyhting we eat is made of macrunutrients aka “macros”. The different macronutrients have different purposes in terms on energy delievery or chemical processes in our body. Find out more about carbs, proteins & fats in our coach section.