The typically review our diets and make New Year’s resolutions
the first of the year. Like me, I’ll bet you’ve made–and
broken–plenty of resolutions. These days, though, it’s tough to
know which diet you should follow. Should you follow some of the
high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets? Or should you try one of the
high-carbohydrate, low-protein programs?
This year, instead of starting another weight-loss program,
concentrate on eating a healthy diet. The best diet for you will help
you reach your ideal weight while providing you with the nutrients you
need to be and stay healthy.
But what makes a good diet–concentrating on high protein or high
carbohydrate? Some people burn calories fast and do better eating more
complex carbohydrates complex carbohydrates,
n.pl polysaccharides; nutritional compounds composed of multiple monosaccharide (simple sugar) building blocks. Complex carbohydrates include starches, glycogen, and cellulose. . Hint: They’re usually thin people. Others
burn calories slowly. These people feel and look best when they eat more
protein. Either way, getting sufficient protein is vital. So is eating
good quality foods–foods rich in vitamins, minerals, and essential
fats, and low in toxins.
You might think that because I’m a vegetarian, I’m biased
against meat-based diets. Actually, I’m biased against unhealthy
diets. It’s tough to be a healthy vegetarian and get enough
protein. It’s not much easier to be a healthy carnivore carnivore