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John Harun Mwau :commonly reported benefits in low carb diet
These are some of the most commonly reported benefits in low carb forums, support groups, and informal surveys. (Some have preliminary scientific evidence, but more subjective improvements are harder to study.) The first two are by far the most commonly reported, and these benefits usually happen by the end of the first week, although sometimes it takes another week or two. Results are obviously going to be variable between individuals.
• Increased energy
• Cravings for sweets gone or much less
• Better mental concentration; no "brain fog"
• Improved mood; emotions more even
• "Compulsive" or "emotional" eating gone
• Improved dental hygiene (less dental plaque; improved gum health)
These are more variable, partly dependent upon the symptoms the person was having in the first place. Again, a low carb diet can in no way be considered a cure for these conditions, and this is not a scientific survey. Also, rest assured I am not listing every benefit I have ever heard of - these have been mentioned enough to make me think that there is validity to them for some people.
• Improvement in joint or muscle pain
• Fewer headaches
• PMS improved
• Gastrointestinal symptoms, such as heartburn, improved
• Improvement in skin appearance
• hese 12 days of menus are suggestions to get you started on a healthy low-carb diet. They each fulfill a full day's requirements for vitamins (except in most cases vitamin D), minerals (except, in some cases, calcium), and fiber. They range between 20 and 50 grams of net carb (total carb minus fiber) and from 1500 to 1700 calories. If you are eating more calories, but want to keep the carbs the same, add protein and/or fat. If you are eating more carbohydrate, add more vegetables and fruit (or, if your plan allows, whole grains and other foods from the low-carb pyramid).