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6 Week Body Makeover - Why Carbohydrates Are Important

6 Week Body Makeover - Why Carbohydrates Are Important


6 Week Body Makeover - Why Carbohydrates Are Important

by James Kim

All protein/no carbohydrate diets are a popular way to lose weight. However, there are many negative aspects to these types of diets. This article will describe the reasons why you should stay away from all protein/no carbohydrate weight loss plans.

As stated above, people on all protein diets do lose weight. You will lose weight because your body starts to break down muscle tissue and convert it into glucose. Carbohydrates produce glucose, and when your body can not get glucose from carbohydrate intake, it will take it from other sources (your muscles). The process where muscle tissue is broken down and changed to glucose is called catabolism. Even though you are consuming high amounts of protein, your body still needs a source of glucose to provide energy to your body.

Also, carbohydrates (in moderation) provide energy. A lack of carbs in the diet can make your body shut down; you might feel angry, irritable and weak. Glucose is your brains single source of fuel. If you are in school and are on an all protein diet, it will be hard for you to study and concentrate for long amounts of time.

Carbohydrates provide a source of energy, without carbohydrates your body will shut down and you will feel tired, angry and irritable. If you're on an all protein diet, it will be harder for you to concentrate as the brains source of fuel (glucose) will be depleted. When you consume carbohydrates, your body tends to retain water. On all protein diets, your body loses water weight quickly. This is one of the reasons why you lose weight at a rapid rate. However, losing water weight is not healthy and is not productive towards your long-term weight loss goals.

Now, that you know the dangers of high protein/no carb diets, consider a meal plan that shows you how to eat for a lifetime. The 6 Week Body Makeover is a plan, not a diet. You will learn how to eat the right foods to make you lose weight quickly.

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