Frequently Asked Questions
If you plan to go on a low carb diet, consult your health care provider to guide you through the duration that would be appropriate for you and ensure you monitor your blood lipids to stay healthy. Also, ask your doctor for vitamin and mineral supplementation.
2. Why do I have bad breath while on the low carb diet?
Bad breath is due to ketosis i.e. the production of ketones (as you burn body fat) and is a good sign that the diet is working. Ketosis is necessary for continuing weight loss.
3. What is Ketosis?
When your body cannot fully metabolize fat due to a lack of carbohydrates in your system it is termed as ‘Ketosis’. The unused portions of fat cells are called ketones. They are removed from the body through the urine. Presence of ketone bodies in your urine is an indication that the body is breaking down your fat cells.