Introducing the 'Super Carb Diet', a diet invented by a trainer from the 'Biggest Loser'
Seemingly every other week, there's some lunatic on the internet telling us about the best way to lose weight. Halle Berry, Vanessa Hudgens and Kim Kardashian will sing the praises of the keto diet, you probably shouldn't listen to what Gwyneth Paltrow has to say, while there are some people out there who think you should eat nothing but meat.
Don't do that either.
Regardless of the veracity of each of these diet plans, they all have one common rule for weight loss - stay well away from carbs. Carbs get a bad rep in the weight loss community, but there's one guy out there who thinks you've got to lean in - not stay away - to lose weight. And he knows a thing or two about losing weight.
Have you ever watched the Biggest Loser? Then you might be familiar with Bob Harper, a trainer who used to host the show back in the day. If you haven't watched it, it's effectively a reality show where overweight people are whipped into shape, and the one who loses the most weight wins that particular season. Bob Harper was in charge of that.
Since his Biggest Loser days, Harper's written a book. Specifically, he's written a book about the 'Super Carb Diet', which he says is the best way to lose weight. The Super Carb Diet: Shed Pounds, Build Strength, Eat Real Food was released back in late 2017, so what better time to have a look at the secrets inside?
"How do you prevent those constant food cravings and feelings of deprivation when trying to lose weight? Host of The Biggest Loser and celebrity trainer Bob Harper’s Super Carb Diet is the answer," says the online product description. The Super Carb Diet is the answer, apparently, but what exactly does that mean?
Sorry to say, folks, but Bob Harper's new diet is not carte blanche to go out there and eat four pizzas in one sitting.
That will still give you diabetes.
Instead, Harper focuses on "super carbs" to help you shed the pounds. What're those, you ask? "Super carbs are fibre-dense carbohydrates that act as a great fuel source to the body and have a slower digestion process," Harper explains; think whole grain bread or potatoes instead of rich, buttery French bread - empty calories he refers to as "carbage".
"Super carbs are fiber-dense carbohydrates that act as a great fuel source to the body and have a slower digestion process. Carbage is more-sugary carbs that easily transport into the blood system and quickly leave you wanting more, hence the overeating of carbage that happens to many people. Empty calories are never a good thing when you are trying to lose weight."
Not only that, but Harper - who employs this diet himself after a heart attack in February 2017 - has a healthy range of foods around his super carbs, but he makes sure to eat foods rich in protein, fibre and healthy fat.