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Is carbohydrate depletion a good thing to do?

How carb depleting can ruin your health

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Carbohydrate are foods such as rice, pasta, potatoes, bread (complex carbs) and fruits/sugar (simple carbs). These days “carb depleting” is very popular! Many people are either reducing or some even cutting out carbohydrates for that elusive six-pack or to lose weight fast. But is this a wise thing to do and should you try it?

Carbohydrate DepletionThere is no doubt that reducing carbohydrates can have a dramatic effect on your body-fat levels. Second to saturated fats, excess carbohydrates turn to fat in your body and can get you looking out of shape in no time!

However, what many “experts” fail to tell you is that carbohydrates are an absolutely essential part of your daily diet and a crucial factor in a “healthy” existence. Carbohydrates play such an important role in so many bodily functions that cutting them out totally or reducing them dramatically can have a severe detrimental impact on many functions.

These are just some of the things that can happen if you reduce your carbohydrate intake by too much:

  • Lack of energy
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Extreme stress
  • Nausea
  • Irritability
  • Tunnel vision
  • Headaches
  • Depression
  • Constipation
  • Muscle cramps
  • Bad breath
  • and worse of all, you can pile the pounds back as soon as you start eating carbs again!

Cutting out carbs or dramatically reducing them is for most people, a very bad idea. What you should aim for is to eat just the right amount of carbohydrates frequently during the day. You really don’t need to be “afraid” of carbs. If you are exercising and not over-eating, carbohydrates are your friends and can help you in so many ways. If you find you are putting on weight, reduce your daily carbohydrate intake and exercise a bit more to regain the balance.

If you really cannot control your appetite try SlimGum.

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