14 Sep Low-carb: A healthier lifestyle without carbohydrates
The term “low-carb” refers to the consumption of fewer carbohydrates in the daily routine. The principle of the low-carbohydrate diet comes from the 19th century, when it was created by the Englishman William Banting. Theoretically, this diet goes back much farther. Hunter-gatherers, before the advent of agriculture, ate mostly fat and protein, which is known today as the “Stone Age method”. And it’s true: protein-rich foods such as meat, fish, and eggs fill you up quickly. Therefore, they are perfectly suitable for low-carb diets, alongside dairy products and vegetables that contains all the essential nutrients, but very few carbohydrates.
How carbohydrates work in our bodies
To understand more precisely how carbohydrates work in our bodies, we need to look at the chemical composition. To do this, it is important to note that the human body gets its energy from simple sugars such as glucose or fructose. These sugars are contained in many foods and are transported via the blood. Carbohydrates are not simple sugars; they are composed of longer chains. The body must convert them into simple sugars before it can exploit them as an energy source. Energy derived from fat molecules, which consist of long hydrocarbon chains, is also costly for our systems. Carbohydrates are “the simple way” to get energy. And this is the crux of the matter: When you cut the carbs and deliberately omit them, the body must inevitably rely on its own fat reserves. This almost inevitably leads to weight loss. A low-carb diet helps with weight loss – but also affects overall health. A reduction in body fat content relieves the organs. “Diseases of civilization”, which are often associated with the typical diets in Western countries, occur less frequently. Additionally, many people on a low-carb diet feel fitter overall because blood sugar levels don’t fluctuate as greatly and their performance is maintained by the regulated energy intake.
Low-carb is tasty!
To support the low-carb diet, we recommend a fitness program that also boosts fat-burning. In the TUI BLUE hotels that include the HIT (High Intensity Trainings), you can, for example, attend the BLUEf!t Bodyweight Course. Upon request, one of our BLUEf!t Guides will come and do individual training that caters to your needs. Also, there are nutrition tips: Our BLUEf!t Guides know exactly how to get the best effects from the low-carb diet without compromising on taste and enjoyment: At breakfast, there is, for example, a cup of natural yogurt with fruit instead of the usual cereals; bread and butter are simply replaced by a delicious omelette. At lunchtime, noodles, potatoes, or rice are taboo: Here, you should rely on a large portion of vegetables or legumes, as well as plenty of fish and meat. In the evening, for example, tomatoes with mozzarella, shrimp skewers with a light salad, and beetroot soup or other vegetables are on the plan. The variety of dishes and recipes is huge – and you can eat your fill.
So, run to the buffets at TUI BLUE and let them satisfy you without any guilt!