low carb diets have been popular for
decades especially for weight loss there are several types of low carb
diets but all involve limiting carbon take 220 – 150 grams per day the primary
aim of the diet is to force your body to use more fats for fuel instead of using
carbs as a main source of energy low carb diets emphasize unlimited
amounts of protein and fat while severely limiting your carb intake when
carb intake is very low fatty acids are moved into your blood and transported to
your liver where some of them are turned into ketones your body can then use
fatty acids and ketones in the absence of carbs as its primary energy source
numerous studies indicate that low carb diets are extremely helpful for weight
loss especially in overweight and obese individuals they seem to be very
effective at reducing dangerous belly fat which can become lodged around your
organs people on very low carb diets commonly reach a state called ketosis
many studies note that ketogenic diets lead to more than twice the weight loss
than a low-fat calorie restricted diet other benefits of low carb diets tend to
reduce your appetite and make you feel less hungry leading to an automatic
reduction in calorie intake furthermore low carb diets may benefit many major
disease risk factors such as blood triglycerides cholesterol levels blood
sugar levels insulin levels and blood pressure however there is are potential
downsides to low carb diets low carb diets do not suit everyone some feel
great on them while others feel miserable
some people may experience an increase in bad LDL cholesterol in extremely rare
cases very low carb diets can cause a serious condition called ketoacidosis
this condition seems to be more common in lactating women and can be fatal if
left untreated however low carb diets are safe for the majority of people in
summary low carb diets severely limit carb intake and push your body to use
fat for fuel they ate weight loss and are linked to many other health benefits
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