A few years back, carbohydrates seem to have a bad image for those who want to lose weight. In fact, the reality of this one food group has an important role to maintain a healthy body because Carbohydrates are one of your energy supplier.
However, with the many diet tips that advise you not to consume carbohydrates, mindblowings knows you will want to know what the true benefits of this. Well, to answer your curiosity, these are 10 things that will happen to the body when stopped consuming Carbs.
1. Weight loss.
A diet that consumes high-sodium foods, such as simple carbohydrates, forces the body to store more water inside as well as between the cells the body needs.
According to Frida Harju-Westman, in-house nutritionist in Lifesum health applications, this amount of water can reach 4-10 kilograms depending on your diet. "When not taking carbo, the body will 'emit' this water and that's why the weight drops."
2. But, you can also gain weight.
Weight loss is the short-term effect of not consuming carbohydrates. Keep in mind is foods with high fats have more dense calories than carbohydrates. So, make sure to consume with moderate serving quantities.
3. You may experience constipation problems.
To get balanced nutrition, low-carbohydrate diets usually recommend that you replace carbohydrates with protein and fat. This makes the fiber intake in the body reduced.
4. You will feel more easily tired.
If you reduce the consumption of carbo, the body takes time to adapt and this makes you more easily feel tired.
5. Your breath can be smelly.
As explained before, when not consuming carbs, the body will release water and this can make the mouth dry. The thing that often happens when the dry mouth is breathing out, there will be unpleasant smell.
Not only that, when not taking carbs, the body experiences a condition called ketosis. In this condition, the body will burn fat instead of carbohydrates to get energy. Ketosis can make the breath smell like the smell of fruit, even in extreme cases, the smell of nail polish remover. Yikes!
6. You are not easily hungry.
On condition, you replace carbohydrates with healthy foods and rich in nutrients. Replacing simple carbohydrates with complex carbohydrates, such as brown rice, whole wheat bread, and oatmeal will also have the same effect.
7. The risk of diabetes may decrease.
Foods with simple carbohydrate content have high levels of sodium and make the body produce more insulin to balance blood sugar. If you frequently eat high carbohydrate foods, the pancreas will produce more insulin than the body needs so you are more at risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Automatically when reducing the consumption of carbohydrates, the risk of contracting the disease will be reduced.
8. You will crave sugar.
Because simple carbohydrates have high added sugar content, reducing carbohydrate intake makes you crave sugar aka sweet food. "Sugar is very addictive and it's hard to stop taking it," says Frida. However, if you can resist the temptation, over time you will prefer to eat apples kok than chocolate chip cookies.
9. You will experience flu.
Make sure to drink at least eight glasses of water per day. It's just that, if symptoms do not go away within 2-4 days, you may have to change your diet.
10. Your hair may fall out.
It sounds creepy, but thehe good news, this condition is temporary and not too visible. So, no need to worry.
Although low-carb diet has some good benefits for the body, mindblowings suggests you to keep your body's nutritional attention. If you want to make dietary changes, do a deep research and would be better if consulted first with a nutritionist.
Because, in the end the most important is not how many numbers that arise on the weight scales, but whether the diet you choose is balanced so it can maintain body health.