Cut Carbs to Cut Body Fat
Losing weight and maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be a difficult task for most people. Those who are considering JSAPA Weight Loss Surgery as a weight loss option may want to jump start their efforts by looking at the new facts about body fat and carbohydrates.
Eliminating simple carbohydrates from your regular diet can help you not only lose weight, but can also help greatly reduce body fat. According to recent medical studies, even a modest reduction of carbs can drastically reduce abdominal fat. When paired with weight loss, the study showed there was a major reduction in not only abdominal fat, but in overall body fat as well.
Lap band surgery candidates can lose weight and body fat by reducing simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, sweet treats, white bread, pasta, crackers and white rice. These foods are high in carbohydrates and give no nutritional value and are loaded with empty calories that help you pack on the fat. The reduction of carbohydrates is a lifelong diet that you should continue to follow even after your bariatric surgery that will help you maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle.
While reducing the “bad” carbs, you should strive to continue to eat complex carbohydrates that are found in foods such as whole grains, fresh fruits, low-fat dairy products and vegetables. These are the carbs that are healthy for you and give important nutrients that your body needs.
Losing weight and reducing body fat via the reduction of carbohydrates in your diet not only provides a better looking you, it greatly reduces the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, stroke and coronary artery disease.
If you are considering lap band or a bariatric surgery procedure, contact a Jacksonville bariatric surgeon to discuss your options to see which procedure would work best for you.