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How Come I Cannot Lose Weight On A Low Carb Diet?

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Obi Obadike

Obi Obadike

Celebrity Fitness & Nutrition Expert, CFT, SFN, M.S. Founder & CEO – Ethical Inc.
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How come I cannot lose weight on a low carb diet? Have you ever met somebody that when you spoke to them, they acted and sound extremely lethargic and tired? Well, they were probably on a low carb diet.

 Well, a low carb diet limits carbohydrates in your diet such as vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. And it focuses on proteins and fats in terms of most your calories coming from that. A lot of low carbs diet are used for weight-loss and the theory is that reducing your carbs will lead to more fat loss.

How come I cannot lose weight on a low carb diet?

There is no scientific evidence that validates that reducing your carbs intake will lead to fat loss. Weight-loss and fat loss occurs when a caloric deficit has been achieved through diet plans and through exercise. A low carb diet typically consists of the person getting less than 50 grams of carbohydrates per day.

For example, a keto diet has less than 50 grams of carbs in its diets for weight loss program. It focuses on high fat which heightens your risk factor for heart disease.

If someone loses weight on a low carb diet it is because their calories were below what was needed to maintain their body weight; meaning they were in a caloric deficit.

 How come I cannot lose weight on a low carb diet?

Some of the risks of being on a low carb diet are:

  • Extreme fatigue and low energy
  • Muscle Cramps
  • Headache
  • Constipation
  • Bad Breath

Severe carbs restriction causes your body to break fat down to Ketones for energy and that is how ketosis happens. Keto is an extremely popular trend which uses fats for your energy source as opposed to carbs. With Keto only 10% of your carbs comes from your calories. A low carb diet is not sustainable from a long-term perspective because we all need carbs to be able functional normally and properly.

The best analogy I can use for being on a low carb diet is the following: Now imagine not putting gas in your car now what happens to your car. Well, your car cannot drive far without gas in the car. It is the same thing with removing carbohydrates from your body.

“There is no scientific evidence that validates that reducing your carbs intake will lead to fat loss.”

The negative effects of no carbs in the body: you will have a foggy brain; you will be very tired and have low energy and you will have a tough time focusing mentally. Because it affects the glucose going to the brain when you are extremely deficient in your carbohydrate intake.

Another thing to be careful on a low carb diet is most of your foods will come from proteins and fats. In your fats intake if consists of mostly trans fats and saturated fats then it increases your risk of heart disease.

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