Side Effects Of A Low Carb Diet

If you visit this site a lot, or a BenGreenfieldFitness podcast listener, you probably already got the idea I’m a big fan of your carbohydrate intake.

And you will be right.

To understand why eating low carbohydrates can provide some health and performance benefits, check out the Paul Jaminet Perfect Health Diet interview, or listen to the ever-increasing danger of blood sugar levels in this episode with Nancy Appleton: The Hidden Sugar Foods You Belongs do not know.

Side Effects Of A Low Carb Diet

Or you can read 5 Reasons To Think Twice About Pregnancy Carbohydrates Before Exercise or (if you are a member of the Triathlete Rock Star Academy), you can read 5 Ways to Make Excess Carbohydrates Limit Great Performance.

In short, as you want, as you begin to increase carbohydrate consumption above the level you need for survival or periods of intense physical activity, you lose your ability to consider the fat content mechanism, and you have a deleterious effect of intentional blood. . Sugar, including neuropathy (nerve damage), nephropathy (kidney damage), retinopathy (eye damage), increased risk of cardiovascular disease, cancer prognosis and bacterial or fungal infections.

Unfortunately, either because of misinterpretations about a true low carb diet or a “nothing” approach to carbohydrate pregnancy or may affect low-carb diets such as atkins, many people (and athletes) Try or try to try low-carb diets and Finally screw it all up, contain the dangers of low-carb diets and hurt their bodies.

Then what is the danger of low-carbohydrate diet (AKA “ketogenic”)?

Here are the risks of low carbohydrates, in ten steps:

1. Your body stores carbohydrates, while inside and in your body, in the form of glycogen. Depending on your size, you can make approximately in the range of 1500-2000 calories carbohydrate storage (although high enough).

2. If you do not sit around and do not exercise too much (which I do not push), this amount of carbohydrate storage is more than enough for you on a typical day. Really, your body only needs 600 calories of carbohydrates to survive each day – and those carbohydrates can come from food, or from your own glycogen storage.

3. But if you are active and at the same time consume low-carb diet, you can easily hate your glycogen and liver shop in place 2 days to several weeks. The good part about this is, if you try to lose weight, because glycogen contains up to four times its weight in the air, a low-carb diet can quickly shed 5-10 pounds (or more), which is quite satisfactory. But the meaning is, is something that is lost is A) energy to maintain physical activity and B) strong.

4. So now you have a little carbohydrate storage and are dehydrated. If you are an athlete or an active individual, this means you are limited to the use of fat as a fuel for energy. Fats, through a process called “beta-oxidation”, can provide tens of thousands of calories of easy-to-use fuel, but deliver them much faster.

5. This means if you are on a low-carb heavy diet, you can say goodbye to strenuous exercise, track intervals, or any activity that will consider “tempo”, “lower limit”, or “interval”. And this is the thing that adds lean muscle to your body, boosts your metabolism and keeps you with. It is not negotiable by your body. This is a simple physiology. When you deplete glycogen muscles, proportionally increase prolapse, as well as increased catabolism (your body’s own direct muscle protein metabolism, or the conversion of these proteins into glucose through gluconeogenesis). Many people with low-carbohydrate diets just stop exercising, because it can suck a lot.

6. When you lose muscle mass, your already defective metabolism goes down even more. I would have no power to increase muscle mass or tone without muscle.

7. For an active person, this problem may be all “in vain”. Because individuals and active athletes are more sensitive to insulin and less