Among the many diets are low-carbohydrate, the most popular and famous of which is the Kremlin. And she came from another low-carb diet, Atkins. Many people think that her follower is a man who completely forgot about vegetables and fruits and only does what he eats from morning to evening fatty meat, butter and sour cream. Such people do not seem to care about how good it is for health.
Actually, the truth is a bit different. Low-carbohydrate diet pays much attention to the basics of healthy eating. The emphasis is on reducing the intake of carbohydrates and will improve the overall condition of the body. And more and more research results speak about this in recent times.
Nevertheless, many still remain misled about different myths and low-carbohydrate diet, especially about the most famous of its variety – the Kremlin one. It got its name thanks to the use of high-ranking Moscow officials in the circle, although it was originally developed for the ration of military and astronauts of America.
The low-carb diet of the Kremlin is generally non-carbohydrate.
There is an opinion that, since the diet is low-carbohydrate, there must be very, very few carbohydrates in it. Often they even write that the Kremlin diet is based on the complete elimination of carbohydrates from the diet. But in reality, the authors of such diets call for another. The introductory stage of the Atkins diet consists of two weeks, on which carbohydrates are allowed, even in small quantities. But this stage can be skipped if desired. Each developer of diets that restrict carbohydrates has his own ideas about the possible level of consumption. Practice shows that this question is individual, you can only set the bar by experience. Someone and 70 grams of carbohydrates a day is enough to start to recover, and someone uses and 120 grams without much damage to the figure. In the Kremlin diet, as in most low-carbohydrate, after a short period of active weight loss, it is allowed to increase the permitted norm of carbohydrates. It is usually quite enough to include in the diet of dairy products, fruits, vegetables, cereals. But from the white flour and sugar will have to give up, these products are still not so useful. Speaking about the harm to health, it is worth remembering that some diets that allow to consume carbohydrates within the framework of standard norms are not particularly useful. The Diet Zona recommends that only 40% of daily caloric content be preserved, it is also considered carbohydrate. But here are the official recommendations advised to consume carbohydrates in a safe range of 45-65% of daily calories.
The Kremlin diet does not allow the use of vegetables and fruits, so because of it a person does not receive the necessary nutrients.
Since fruits and vegetables consist mainly of carbohydrates, many believe that they are forbidden to be used with the Kremlin’s low-carbohydrate diet. This is confirmed by all articles that prove the harm of such diets. In fact, low-carbohydrate diet is based on non-starchy vegetables, as a result, those who eat in this regime, use even more vegetables than ordinary people. If the low-carbohydrate diet includes carbohydrate-containing foods, then it is fruits and vegetables. So it will be easy to include them in the developed nutrition plan. In reality, many fans of the Kremlin diet quietly increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables, automatically and without much effort. The diet menu is chosen in such a way as to enrich the diet as much as possible. It is known that berries and herbs contain not less useful substances, but more than fruits with limited consumption. Fruits and vegetables in themselves supply only a small fraction of those vitamins that are not present in other products, it is about C and PP. Partly they can make up salad, sorrel, radish, currant and citrus. It is known that plant products contain antioxidants, which stimulate immunity. So the Kremlin diet encourages the consumption of such vegetables.Even cardiologist Atkins, the developer of the system, says that even at the most severe stage, every day you can eat a couple of glasses of leafy vegetables and a glass of ordinary vegetables. That is why the Kremlin diet does not provide for the rejection of vegetables, just in the diet, some are replaced by others.
Under the Kremlin diet, the body will lose less fiber.
It is logical to assume that the carbohydrate-rich fiber will impoverish the diet. In fact, it is worth remembering that cellulose is not digested, but only reduces the effect of other carbohydrates on sugar in the blood. And in the Kremlin diet, its consumption is only encouraged. Many low-carbohydrate foods contain a lot of fiber, if you need to count carbohydrates during a diet, then cellulose is not taken into account.
The Kremlin diet is unbalanced.
An uninitiated person will be surprised when he learns that people who adhere to this diet not only consume a lot of vegetables, but healthy carbohydrates – brown rice, whole grain bread and others – are quite acceptable in the late stages of weight reduction and maintenance. And the myth was formed due to the fact that during the program it is recommended to take mineral and multivitamin supplements. This creates the illusion of a lack of nutrients and an imbalance throughout the diet. But the reason for such recommendations lies in another. When a person quickly changes his diet – from high-carbohydrate to low-carb, the body needs to go through the stage of adapting to a new diet. A person will need additional minerals and vitamins, which is associated with the release of excess fluids from the body. Simply put, the body experiences stress when going to the Kremlin diet, but it would also be the case when switching to a high-carbohydrate diet. So it’s not necessary to talk about the imbalance of a certain type of diets because of this.
Under the Kremlin diet, the human body loses fluid.
At first, weight loss actually occurs due to water withdrawal. But doctors say that the body already contains a large amount of unnecessary liquid if the level of insulin is high. But this effect is short-term, it has nothing to do with overall weight loss due to getting rid of excess fat. Over time, the body will start burning fat instead of carbohydrates and this will mark real weight loss. During the Kremlin diet, many lose weight to 30 kilograms, this can not be achieved only due to water alone.
After giving up the Kremlin diet, the weight will return.
This myth emerged from a misunderstanding of the process itself. The follower of the Kremlin diet, like other low-carbohydrate methods, calls their diet regime a real system. So it is worthwhile to understand that this is not a temporary solution to lose weight, but a lifestyle. To ensure low-carbohydrate nutrition has shown all its benefits, its principles should be observed throughout life. Cardiologists note that although this regimen quickly returns insulin to normal, this works only while the diet is being followed. As the transition to the next stage, the allowed number of carbohydrates will increase. Of course, you can break and eat a pack of chips. But by itself, it will not increase the weight by 5-10 kilograms. But if you abandon the principles of diet and start eating low-value products, then the weight will increase, no matter what diet is not used. It is worth remembering that the most “harmful” foods are just saturated with fat, carbohydrates, and calories.
Because of the Kremlin diet, pressure will increase.
This myth is debunked through various studies. Many developers of low-carb diets noted how they managed to defeat hypertension. Patients sometimes even give up their medications. The fact that with decreasing weight drops and pressure, it is obvious. But in 1991, a direct link was found between excessive insulin and high blood pressure. In the journal Hypertension it was published about the direct link between insulin resistance and hypertension. So the diet that lowers insulin, normalizes and pressure.
Because of the Kremlin diet, there is a growing risk of heart disease.
More and more studies say that under the Kremlin diet, as with other low-carbohydrate, the main risks of heart disease are reduced: cholesterol, blood pressure, triglycerides. Those diets that are based on the consumption of large amounts of meat and animal fat, the risks of heart disease do not increase. In 2006, the results of 20-year studies appeared that examined the risks of coronary heart disease for fans of low-carbohydrate diets. It turned out that for the observed group, the risks did not at least increase.
Because of the Kremlin diet, kidneys will be damaged.
This myth is based on the belief that some people with diseased kidneys are advised to eat less protein. Somehow it seems that he can damage the kidneys. In fact, this has never been proven. There are many examples of those people who, thanks to their low-carbohydrate diet, managed to get rid of kidney diseases. It is worth noting that usually such diets also do not offer protein intake much higher than in normal mode. A simple prevention of kidney disease will be the daily use of a sufficient amount of moisture – 2-2.5 liters per day. It is best to pay attention to boiled water or non-carbonated bottled water.
The Kremlin diet leads to the washing away of calcium from bones.
This myth appeared due to the assumption that such diets recommend the inclusion of as much calcium in the diet as possible. And indeed, in the urine of those people who choose this diet, contains more calcium. However, this direction is erroneous. After all, proteins do not actually destroy the bones, but protect them. And some studies in general prove that increased protein intake also improves the absorption of calcium. It turned out that people who consume more protein than are usually recommended have stronger bones.
One of the creators of a low-carb diet, Atkins, from such a diet and died.
This is often said by the opponents of the diet. In fact, he died from a brain hematoma, obtained because of a fall. This is clearly stated in his death certificate. At that time, the scientist was 69 years old, he did not suffer from obesity, and his arteries were in good condition. And backward statements are just a way to blacken the methodology. To be convinced of the falsity of the statement, it is enough to get acquainted with the photographs of the doctor at the time of death, as well as with the statements of his widow.
Low-carbohydrate Kremlin diet is accompanied by fatigue and weakness, so it can not be combined with physical activity.
Slackness and depressed mood are frequent companions of most diets. The reason for this – the lack of calories. But since the Kremlin diet does not strictly limit calorie intake, it is a more advantageous option. Followers of this technique easily refute the myth, claiming that they feel vivacity and a surge of energy. The developers of the diet even recommend to engage in physical education, as part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
People who are sitting on the Kremlin diet are feeling hungry.
In a normal diet, we constantly count calories and deny ourselves everything. But on a low-carb diet you can afford and more hearty food. Is it possible to feel hunger, eating meat, cheese, fish with vegetable garnish, eggs?
The Kremlin diet is extremely monotonous.
If you go deeper into the list of allowed products, it turns out that they will be enough to make different delicious dishes throughout life. People get acquainted with new vegetables, inventing original side dishes. And self-created desserts will bring a lot of benefit and pleasure. If you want to have a snack, you can eat some seeds and nuts. They are a nourishing source of minerals, vitamins, fats and necessary proteins. Interestingly, the diet does not prohibit the use of alcoholic beverages. And although everything should be in moderation, sometimes without hot drinks in the company can not do.
The Kremlin diet is very expensive.
And this is not even a myth, but a real prejudice. In order to replace the carbohydrates, removed from the menu, a lot of meat is not necessary to buy. You can eat soy, dairy products, cheese, eggs, mushrooms. It will be really cheaper. Many vegetables are comparable to cereals, it will look great garnish in the form of stewed cabbage or carrot cutlets. But it’s worth to be as honest as possible – low-carbohydrate meals will cost more than a menu of pasta and buckwheat. But how much of such a menu will be useful for health? But any balanced diet will require monetary investment. Any high-quality food will require vegetables and fruits, as the main group of products.
The Kremlin diet implies an increase in the consumption of fats, which has a bad effect on health.
Indeed, many developers of such diets do not limit the consumed fats. But fatty food is actually a habit, so if a person is not forced to change his diet, then the products will be used in the usual fat content. If forced to force to eat more fatty or, conversely, fat-free food, then it just does not like it. It is quite logical to assume that when switching to low-carbohydrate diet, the diet will not change its fat content. Most of the developers of similar diets and do not call for an increase in the amount of fat in the diet, even without prohibiting them to generally reduce. In addition, in the state of ketosis, the body creates their fat ketones, which give energy to the cells. That is, fat, obtained with food, will not be postponed at the waist. And the impact of fat on the occurrence of cardiac and other diseases is still a very controversial and debated issue.
If you follow the Kremlin diet, then there will be a state of ketosis, very harmful to the body.
And although not all low-carbohydrate diets lead to this state, in most cases this is the goal. Authors of diets even assert that ketosis is a normal state of a person, to which it should strive. If the diet is low in sugar and starches, then the body gets insufficient glucose to supply the cells of the body with energy. This leads to the beginning of synthesis in the liver of ketones and glucose from those proteins and fats that come with food. At the same time, those fats that are put aside for storage are consumed. But since almost all cells of the body can use ketones as an energy source and a replacement for glucose, its synthesis is minimized. This process of ketone synthesis is called ketosis. Most likely, it is confused with ketoacidosis. It occurs in diabetic patients, the lack of insulin in which leads to a constantly high level of sugar in the blood. Ketoacidosis occurs because the diabetic uses too much carbohydrate. But the Kremlin’s low-carbohydrate diet is just trying to reduce their consumption. If ketosis is a natural process for the body, then ketoacidosis can lead to unpleasant consequences, even to a coma.
The body needs grains and sugar, and the Kremlin’s diet strictly limits them.
Both the processed groats, and sugar the person began to use rather recently. A little over a hundred years ago, white sugar was not used at all. There is a lot of evidence that those who got acquainted with sugar quickly gain some kind of dependence, which negatively affects their health. Millions of years, the ancient man was eating practically the same meat and fat with the addition of non-starchy plant products. It is thanks to them that we survived in harsh times, developing our unique brain. A rich in starch and sugar crops appeared relatively recently, only 10 thousand years ago. In its pure form, most cereals are unsuitable for food, a person had to learn not only to breed them, but then also to process. For evolution, this time interval is extremely small, so our digestive system is not yet completely ready to digest such food.Even anthropologists have noticed that the transition of man from hunting to cropping has had a bad effect on both the appearance of people and their health. It is worth remembering that some peoples continue to feed as distant ancestors. And is it bad for them? For example, the diet of northern tribes almost entirely consists of meat and fats, which determines the good health of these people.
If you sit on the Kremlin diet, then constipation is formed.
If you drink enough liquid – 2-3 liters, then no constipation will happen. And this recommendation concerns not only low-carbohydrate diets, but also the majority of others, including high-carbohydrate diets. Yes, even not adhering to diets, it is worth remembering that the body still needs ordinary drinking water without any additives (we are talking about tea, juices, watermelons). But the work of the intestines can also be improved with the help of fiber. It should be nuts, beans, berries and vegetables. An excellent source can be bran and flaxseed. As already mentioned, cellulose is not digested by the body, which is why it is not taken into account when calculating the number of carbohydrates.
With the Kremlin diet, you can not eat sweets.
Most of us believe that sugar is a pure carbohydrate, therefore, there are no sweets with such a diet. But we must understand that in fact such a program allows the consumption of carbohydrates, simply limits their number. So you can eat and sweet, just a little. And is there such a diet in the world that will allow in abundance to eat cakes, cakes and chocolate? Low-carb diets offer sweets with a low carbohydrate content. It’s fruit with its sugar. In 100 grams of such natural foods, there will be an acceptable number of carbohydrates, unlike sweet buns with jam. Even more useful will be nuts, berries and seeds. They are perfectly combined with fatty cream, cottage cheese, sour cream or egg white – so you can create an excellent dessert. If you want a delicacy even sweeter, then it’s worth adding a little honey. You can use such sweets as ice cream, curds, snowballs, meringue, parfait, which contain few carbohydrates. In the west, recipes with low-carbohydrate soy or coconut flour are popular. But we will not succeed in finding it. Rarely, but you can enjoy ready-made dairy desserts, small chocolate bars and dark chocolate, sweets. You just need to calculate carbohydrates. If they are in a dose of 10-15 grams, then this is enough for a small snack.