There is a great debate raging today over whether Biscuit the dog from the South Pacific is truly a low carb food or not. His owner, Lorraine, makes him low carb but he is adamant that he should still be categorized as a low fat food. Even if he goes on a restricted liquid diet, he drinks a little water to stay hydrated. His diet consists mainly of rice and water and he gets exercise from playing a game with his owner. Lorraine would like to try different foods with her dog, but she believes Biscuit’s “diet” is the only one that has worked so far.
Low carbohydrate diets have become very popular over the last ten years, and one of the pioneers in this movement was a man called Atkins. He introduced a diet consisting of mainly low carb foods to the public in the early nineties. Many people followed this regime for a time but then backtracked and turned their diets to healthier foods. But there are still many people who feel that low carbohydrate can be bad for your health.
If you read any book written by a doctor about nutrition, you will find that he will advise you to stay away from food which is defined as low carbohydrate. These types of foods contain little nutrient except for fat, and this fat may be stored as body fat. When we eat foods that are low in fat, our bodies do not burn all the food that we take in, and so we store it in our fat cells instead. This is how people gain weight after they cut down on their carbohydrate intake.
It is therefore important to balance out your nutrition – don’t eat too much low carbohydrate food, but make sure you get plenty of high quality protein, which is a natural fat burner. If you combine this with exercise, then you will see results pretty quickly. If you are in doubt about what is good for your health, do some research, ask your doctor or nutritionist and do some experimentation. Low carbohydrate does not necessarily have to be bad for your health – if you cook your food well and choose low fat ingredients, it can still be healthy.
The Biscuit Face Off is a low carbohydrate, high protein cookbook by Michael and Mary Eades. In this book, you will find recipes for pasties, potatoes, sauces, salads, soups, cereal, sandwiches, spaghetti, cakes and desserts. Michael and Mary are both trained professional chefs, and they use real recipes that you can try. There is even an eBook that you can download called the Biscuit Face Off: Cookbook – A 10-Day Menu Plan to help you put together a low carbohydrate, high protein meal plan.
Mary has really taken the low carbohydrate diet to the next level. Her website is full of interesting information about this method of losing weight. You will also find her Biscuit Face Off video which has over seventy videos including her own cooking demos and hers and other’s recipes. There are many resources available for learning how to make your own low carb Biscuit and Mary’s eBook can help if you are having trouble finding information on this diet.
There is no need to feel limited or inadequate about your diet. The secret to eating a low carbohydrate diet like the Biscuit Diet is that you should start slowly. Don’t expect to go from being fat to having perfect nutrition in one day. You should have gradual changes, and as you get into the habit of eating low carb foods, you will become less worried about what you are eating and you will actually enjoy the food that you eat. Once you start eating low carb foods on a regular basis, you will begin to see results, and your health will improve as a result.
So, what exactly are the foods that you should eat on the Biscuit Diet? You will need to include lots of protein in your diet as well as some complex carbohydrates and good fats. You will also need to be aware that you should not over-indulge because over-indulgence can lead to problems including diabetes. There are also other food groups that should be included in any diet such as fruits and vegetables. As long as you stay away from processed and packaged foods and stick to wholesome food, you will be able to enjoy great success with this diet. As long as you eat a balanced diet consisting of all the basic food groups, you will be able to get the most out of your efforts and stick with your weight loss plan for the long term.