From Atkins to Keto, the low carb diet has become trendy in recent years. Because low carb diets provide quick results, more people opt to reduce carbs when trying to lose a few pounds.
But what benefits are low carb diets providing? We’re going to explore below!
Reduces Your Appetite
Can we all agree that the worst thing about diets is the constant hunger and cravings? Luckily, that’s not the case with the low carb diet.
Studies show that eating fewer carbs and including more healthy fats and protein can significantly lower your hunger levels since you are less likely to have a blood sugar spike. You end up eating fewer calories while remaining full all day long!
Quickly Shed Pounds
The low carb diet shows amazing results if you’re trying to lose several pounds rapidly. The body gets rid of excess water, which helps you feel less bloated. So while you end up losing water weight, it’s still effective at making you look and feel good. It’s incredible how fast you can see satisfying results when cutting carbs out of your diet.
Effectively Lose Belly Fat
Not all body fat is the same. We can all agree that stomach fat is one of the most stubborn and harmful. Carrying your weight in your midriff, deep around your organs, tends to bring the highest health risks. Luckily, reducing carbs targets these areas. Most of the fat that’s lost on a low-carb diet tends to melt off the midriff!
Reduces Blood Sugar and Insulin
Studies show that low carb and ketogenic diets can be very effective at lowering blood sugar and insulin resistance. Many people that have diabetes see drastic changed in their insulin levels. Almost 50% of them even cut down medication or drastically lowered the dosage!
*As with any significant change, you need to ensure the changes you’re making are doctor-approved. Adjusting your dosage is dangerous, and if you drastically alter your diet, it directly affects your blood sugar. Your dosage may need to be changed to prevent hypoglycemia.
Lowers Blood Pressure
Studies have shown that cutting down carbs can lower blood pressure and hypertension, which we all know to be a significant risk factor for heart disease, stroke, and kidney failure.