Low Carb Diets

Written by Amy Hall
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Low carb diets such as the Atkins and Zone diets promote healthy eating with high protein foods and limited carbohydrates. Simple carbohydrates in particular are frowned upon because it is believed that they contribute to elevated insulin and blood sugar levels, as well as weight gain. Simple carbs include foods made from white flour, such as pasta, bread, and baked goods such as cookies and cakes. Other no-no’s include white rice, candy, and chocolates.

You may be willing and able to give up the pasta and bread, but take away your chocolate and you cannot bear the heartache. Well, today’s low carb chocolates fit in perfectly with your low carb diet plan. Made with maltitol, low carb chocolates taste every bit as indulgent as traditional chocolates laden with butter, sugar, and fat. The only thing missing is the bad stuff that can wreak havoc on your diet.

Low Carb Living Doesn’t Mean Deprivation

If your diet consists of lots of lean protein, fresh vegetables, and fruits, and you exercise on a regular basis to stay in shape, you probably don’t want to sabotage your efforts with high calorie chocolates. Regular milk chocolates are made from cocoa, sugar, vanilla, lecithin, and whole milk. Sugar is what gives these chocolates their sweetness, but the trade off is that the calorie content is high.

In addition to the high calorie and fat content, regular chocolate has a high carbohydrate content. Diabetics and those following the high protein diet plan must then omit chocolate from their life, right? Wrong. Today’s gourmet low carb chocolates made with maltitol taste just as delightful as their traditional chocolate counterparts. You can still adhere to your diet plan without depriving yourself of the rich, creamy taste of chocolate. Don’t forget that chocolate has been touted as having some fabulous health benefits, so it would be a shame to banish chocolate from your life. Finally, you can indulge your sweet tooth without any of the guilt.

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