Side Effects Of A Low Carb Diet

Posted In: Dietician-Nutritionist     2018-02-20     47

What is low carb diet?


A low carb diet is a diet plan that restricts the intake of carbohydrates found in foods such as pasta, processed food, sugary foods, and bread. This diet includes high intake of fat, protein, and healthy vegetables.


Low-carbohydrate diets are helpful for weight loss and enhancing health. It is also effective for anyone who:


·         Has epilepsy

·         Is obese or overweight

·         Is inactive

·         Has polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis or fibroids

·         Has certain types of cancer

·         Has cardiovascular disease

·         Has a neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s

·         Is diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes.

A typical low-carb diet is done by restricting or limiting most legumes, grains, bread, sweets, fruits, starchy vegetables and pasta from the diet and adding foods such as meat, poultry, fats, eggs, fish, nuts, non-starchy vegetables, seeds, and nuts.


Some most common side effects of low-carb diet


When you are on a low-carb diet you will experience the most common side effects given below:


·         Bad breath

·         Fatigue

·         Headache

·         Diarrhea or constipation

·         Decreased strength and endurance

·         Increased irritability

·         Feeling of depression

·         Dehydration

·         Brain Fog

Mineral depletion and dehydration are usually the major reasons for the side effects of a low-carbohydrate diet. These side effects are possible to vanish with intake of some extra water, salt, and enough vegetables.