Low-Carb Diet Side Effects – What Happens to Your Body on Low-Carb Diet Plan



“In addition to giving your muscles the energy they need to power through a workout, your brain runs on carbs too,” Ansel says. “In fact, it burns through close to 500 calories worth of carbs a day, so if you’re cutting carbs to the bare bones you’re going to feel it, and it’s not going to be pretty.”

“Your brain relies on carbohydrates for energy,” says Tanya Zuckerbrot, MS, RD. “Without them, your brain power will suffer and that midday crash might hit you hard. You might find it hard to focus throughout the day.”

Newgent stresses the importance of eating carbs during active times of the day to fuel working muscles, like pre- or post-workout, for example. In fact, you need more carbs the longer you work out, because increased glycogen in the muscles has been correlated to better performance in strength and endurance exercises.

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Mood swings and irritability.

“Without enough carbohydrates, your blood sugar will drop, leaving you feeling moody,” Zuckerbrot explains.

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