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

“Because carbohydrates are critical for production of the mood balancing brain chemical serotonin, you’re likely to be irritable as well,” Ansel adds.

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“Carbs are the only food source that contains fiber,” says Keri Gans, MS, RDN, CDN and author of The Small Change Diet. “Fiber helps to control blood glucose levels, may help lower cholesterol, and promotes bowel regularity.”

By skipping fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, you’ll likely develop an ugly case of constipation. To avoid this, be sure to eat high fiber fruits like raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, apples and pears. Legumes like beans, peas and lentils, whole grains, and winter squashes such as butternut squash and spaghetti squash are also good options.

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