A low carb, high-protein and moderate fat diet is a well-established approach to aid fat loss and improve health markers. There is an increasing number of studies demonstrating the benefit of moderating carbohydrate consumption and replacing them with higher levels of protein and essential fats. This is one of the easiest and most effective diets for fat loss. Why? 1) Food Cravings and Hunger: Our low carb plan is specifically formulated to deliver maximum nutrition and satiety without maxing out your daily calories. Protein is the most satiating macronutrient and by combining protein with moderate amounts of fat and plenty of vegetables you can keep hunger at bay whilst ensuring that your body receives all of the nutrients it requires to flourish. 2) Blood Sugar management: In our experience, the people who benefit the most from higher intakes of carbohydrates are those who are already relatively lean and performing high volumes of training. If you're sedentary, this means sitting at a desk all day and only working out 2-3 times per week then you'll very likely benefit from keeping carbohydrate consumption to a minimum. This will allow your body to regulate blood sugar levels more easily giving your pancreas a break from over-producing insulin and subsequently lowering inflammatory markers in the body. 3) Flexibility: Choosing our low carb plan means you have more calories to dispose of elsewhere during the week. This mean impromptu drinks with friends, dinner with clients and the weekend BBQ won't impact your fat loss goals as you'll have created a decent sized buffer during the week. If you want to stay on track with your diet whilst still enjoying Hong Kong's thriving restaurant scene then we'd advise that you opt for the low carb plan and enjoy the extra calories elsewhere. When to use carbs? Remember, this plan is ‘low carb’ not ‘zero carb’. You will still be getting low GI carbs via vegetables, which are high in fiber and will benefit your digestive system. Starchy carbs do have their place, but you must be ready for them. Once you have a reached a point where you are leaner and more active then you can slowly introduce them back into your diet. The best time to bring carbs back in is around your training, when your muscles will be primed to absorb glucose into the muscle to aid recovery. Carbs, when used correctly will also shuffle nutrients into the muscle more efficiently. Try our low carb plan next week and order in the tabs above.