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Low Carbohydrate Diet Points to Ponder

Last Updated on Sep 25, 2014
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What are the Disadvantages of Low Carbohydrate Diet?

Low carbohydrate diets do more harm than good to the body. Losing weight is an obsession and needs to be done in a controlled and healthy manner. It might take time but does not put its toll on the body.

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Low carb diets have the following harmful effects on the body-

  • Aggravate and/or even cause gout
  • Kidney stones
  • Rise in cholesterol levels
  • Heart ailments
  • Osteoporosis
  • Loss in muscle tissue
  • Poor exercise capacity

Cutting down carbs suddenly and drastically can lead to temporary health problems like-

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  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness (due to nutitional deficiency)
  • Fatigue
  • Constipation (as the diet is deficient in fiber)

In the long run, following a low carbohydrate diet and eating large amounts of fat and protein from animal sources increases the risk of heart disease and cancer.

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David365

Yes, it is true that [except for clever cooks who are good with spices and food combinations], the Atkins (low-carb) diet is very boring. But consider these points: * Those who need to eat a lot can eat lots of very high protein foods with no problem and no hunger! * For most people, no more worries about weight gain, diabetes, or lipid imbalances that can lead to death from circulatory and cardiac illnesses. * More energy, better sleep, and less depression for many, especially when combined with regular meditation and exercise. You decide.

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