There is a reason why we find it so difficult to give up carbs, it’s because they are quite tasty and addictive. But most diets recommend reducing the intake of carbohydrates and sugars as it seems to be the number one reason for weight gain. Why do some people claim that it is unsafe to cut off carbs from our diets?
The more carbs you eat, the more you crave them and trying to cut down on them during periods of inactivity is as hard as quitting an addiction. And in fact, some research has shown that people who are on low-carb diets are at a higher mortality risk than moderate consumers. This is what really happens to your body when you stop eating carbs:
The low-carb flu
Cutting carbs reduces blood glucose and insulin levels, which in turn minimizes fat storage in the body. Thus cutting carbs abruptly can result in fatigue, weakness, dizziness, headaches, irritability, and nausea –this is known as the “low-carb flu.”
Your body goes into ketosis
When you go into ketosis, a state when ketones are released into the blood because the body is burning fat instead of carbohydrates. As fat is a slower source of fuel than glucose, it gets harder to exercise and perform any daily activity.
You’ll lose water weight
During these types of diets, you can lose more water weight than in low-fat and low-carb diets.
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