Starving yourself of Carbs may have Consequences
Are you on a diet?
Do you feel like needing more Carbs while diet or Lethargic?
When you are on a serious mission diet to lose weight, one of the First unhealthy foods to go will be Carbohydrates, but craving will initialize you to ghost more of it than normal and hence sabotage your healthy goals.
That’s because not all carbs mess with your health: Complex carbs, like those found in veggies and whole grains, are actually an important part of a balanced diet.
An imbalance of carbs can impact Weight Loss, Liver function and GI metabolism and too little of it can cause uncomfortable side effects.
It’s recommended that complex carbs make up 45 to 65 percent of your total daily calories, according to the Mayo Clinic. So if you’re eating 2,000 calories a day, roughly 900 to 1,300 of those calories should be from carbohydrates (or 225 to 325 grams).
In Most cases dieting comes with consequences ,please consult a specialist for a better lifestyle
Adverse effects of serious dieting
Weight loss and bone loss can sometimes go hand in hand.
Doctors know that women with anorexia, who severely restrict calories for a long time, are at increased risk for osteoporosis. The eating disorder interferes with hormones needed to maintain bone, not to mention the foods people need to build bone.
Overall, the best way to protect your bones while losing weight is to exercise regularly and eat healthy foods. What if you don’t want to take the slow but sure route to weight loss?
Serious loss of Calcium and Vitamins happen in the process of crash dieting unless you choose to supplement
If you go for six months or so eating 800 or 900 calories a day, that’s likely to be bad for your bones. I would say that a threshold of at least 1,200 calories per day is about what’s needed to maintain your bones and tissues. If your caloric intake is significantly below that for an extended period of time, you’re probably doing damage.
I don’t think adults should be under 1,200 calories a day as below this will seriously impact on their health.
Signs of Carbs starvation?
- Junk Food Cravings
When the body realizes that it’s not getting the fuel it needs to function properly, relentless hunger cues and cravings take over as your body literally starts to hunt for energy in the form of carbohydrates.
- Fatigue and Brain Fog
Since carbs provide the glucose necessary to fuel the body, you might find yourself feeling exhausted when they’ve been demoted in your diet. Your brain can get pretty lax, too.
- Mood Swings
Because the brain isn’t getting enough glucose, the hypothalamus (which also controls mood) keeps producing the hunger hormone. “When one hormone is in overdrive telling our body that we’re hungry for energy, it can have a major impact on other hormones—like the ones for a calm mood
- Workout Drama
Carbs are the body’s main source of energy, providing fuel to your muscles, when there’s not enough in the tank, so to speak, the lethargy and lack of energy can impact your workouts.
The Bottom Line
Carbs—especially fibre-rich complex ones—are part of a balanced diet and help promote good bacteria in your Gut Microbiome (which contributes to overall health). If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms, try slowly adding fruit, veggies, and whole grains back into meals.
Even if you don’t have an eating disorder, you could be damaging your bones with eating disorders