Weightloss: Do we really need to avoid Carbohydrates?

Miss Fia Nutritionist

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Let’s talk about Carbohydrates.

Since 1960’s or 1970’s, Low Carbohydrate or restricting Carbohydrate Diet regimen has been very popular. And because of the increased obesity cases, esp in the US, this quick weightloss diet programs really hit the bar. Why? -because of its rapid WEIGHT LOSS result.

Carbohydrate is our PRIMARY source of body FUEL. It makes up our 50-60% calorie intake. Yes, this is also for diabetic individuals. (Confusing huh?)

Low to No Carb Diet Program looks effective because of the rapid weight loss. But are you aware of what you are actually losing under this type of diet? It’s your TOTAL WEIGHT.

Body Weight is made up of FAT MASS, WATER, BONE MASS, ORGANS, and MUSCLE MASS.

When your primary source of energy (Glucose) is deprived, your body’s stored glycogen will be used as your NEXT energy source (1 Glycogen = approx. 3 parts Water- meaning excessive depletion of…

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