So, will you lose weight on a no-carb or carb restrictive diet? The answer is yes, probably.
But, and this is a big BUT, it’s usually not sustainable or the healthiest way for your body to lose excess weight.
Yes, you may know some people that are following Keto or Paleo and getting results, but consider that what works for one person does not work for another (especially the massive difference between men and women), and that you have no idea other than weight loss what’s going on with that person’s body in terms of hormones, energy levels, and digestions.
These are the main reasons that a no-carb diet may be a bummer for you and your health:
- Glucose, aka carbs, are the brain’s main source of fuel. Without any glucose, you will feel moody and tired and may even have a hard time focusing.
- Glucose can also lead to low blood sugar, which has negative effects on the thyroid. When our blood sugar is low, a stress response is triggered within our body, which elevates stress hormones like cortisol and adrenaline.
- Lack of glucose and fiber from carbs may also lead to compromised digestion and constipation.
The good news is, that you don’t have to cut out all the carbs to get results. Instead:
- Eat good carbs that are loaded with fiber and vitamins your body can use, such as root veggies (anyone else love sweet potatoes 🤚) and fruits.
- Include carbs as part of a balanced meal by combining them with proteins and fats at every meal.
Hope this helps clear things up for you.
Have a great week!
Certified Health Coach, Chek Holistic Lifestyle Coach
Co-Founder of Best Body Bootcamp
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