If you’re thinking of losing a couple of kilos by dropping your intake of carbohydrates, then you might need to reconsider it. Here are 6 things that happen when you stop eating carbohydrates:
1- You lose water mass: I know you all get excited to start a zero carb diet and see your weight dropping on the scale. Well don’t be too excited because you didn’t lose the fat, you only lost the water inside your body. Actually you start using the stored glycogen which is formed by carbohydrates.
2- Fatigue: When you cut down on carbs, that results in tiredness, weakness, insomnia, dizziness and nausea. This happens because the brain’s main source of energy is carbohydrate, so when you cut down on that, the glycogen stored gets low or depleted which results in lack of energy..And did you know whole grains (carbs) are a great source of vitamin B, iron, magnesium, which are critical in maintaining energy levels?
3- Sugar Cravings: As said previously, when glycogen stored gets low, our body gets weak.. But aslo more sugar cravings will start to happen.. So intake of fiber-rich whole grains, can prevent blood-sugar levels from fluctuating and so preventing cravings..
4- Your risk of cardiovascular diseases goes up: A diet rich in high fiber food, vegetables, fresh fruits and whole grains can lower your risk of heart disease, stroke, obesity, and type 2 diabetes and improves blood-cholesterol levels. So imagine when cutting that off completey and replacing it by high protein food!
5- Constipation: High fiber food are the first remedy for our colon health.. Those food prevent constipation and help maintaing a healthy digestive system.. A diet high in proteins, will be fiber- free.. SO….??
6- Mood Swings: I know we are all moody! lol.. But Carbs, no matter if they are whole grain or refined, increase the brain’s levels of the feel-good neurotransmitter “Serotonin”. High serotonine levels make us feel happy and relaxed!
A balanced, varied and healthy diet has always been the best!