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

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Bad breath.

“When your diet is lacking in carbs, your body starts burning fat as fuel, producing ketones,” Zuckerbrot says. “Acetone, one of the ketones, causes your breath to smell fruity [and sour].” In fact, one study found that breath acetone is a good indicator of whether you’re eating too few carbohydrates.

So what’s the right way to go carb-free? “There is no right way. Carbs are a necessity and should not be eliminated from the diet,” Gans says. But if you’re looking to drop a few inches along your waistline, skip the refined sugars and simple starches. In other words, put down the doughnut and grab an apple.

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