Legumes beans etc
What is the theory behind eating legumes beans etc? I know that's what makes the diet "slow carb" do you really have to eat them?
I've not been eating them the last week and I've lost 3 lbs......went from 127 to 124. Which is great for me. Is the point of legumes and beans really just to help you not fall off the wagon or is there actually something in them that help you burn more calories which causes you to lose more weight.
The Best Answer
I no longer eat the beans on a regular basis. It is pretty common that most people lose the weight faster without them, or at least limiting the amount. The reason why Slow Carb is so effective is because your body is in Ketosis (fat becomes the primary fuel source rather than carbs). The consumption of beans, although containing a significant amount of Carbs does not directly effect this because they are absorbed slowly (high fiber content as well as protein). The amount you consume is used rather quickly by the body in order to return it to a state of Ketosis. So not consuming beans would also keep your body in a steady (actually increased) and longer state of Ketosis so it should burn fat quicker.
Some problems people have had with skipping the beans is a lack of afternoon energy, an increase in snacking, and a general falling off and cheating. If you are skipping the beans it is generally agreed that you should increase the amount of fat you are consuming (as fat is now your primary fuel source and without it you might not have high energy levels). Also make sure you have your once a week or once every 10 days re-feed day or cheat day. This will bring you out of Ketosis for a bit as some believe long term Ketosis might not be the healthiest thing (not proven yet that I have seen.)
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