“My answer is always this: it can potentially work, but never for the reason you might think.
Here’s what I mean…
As the only way to lose weight is to be in a calorie deficit thats simple.
Without calorie deficit you can’t lose weight. The only way to lose a significant amount of fat is to eat less energy than you burn. Yes, calories in vs. calories out matters. A lot.When you eat fewer calories than you burn, you’re creating an energy deficit that must be filled, and your body turns primarily to its fat stores to accomplish this.Keep your body in this state for long enough, and your fat stores get smaller and smaller.This way you will lose fat.
No caloric deficit = no fat loss to speak of, period.
There Are Only 2 Kinds Of Effective Fat Loss Diets:
- Direct Deficit Diets: These are diets built around *DIRECTLY* creating your required caloric deficit, and then designing everything else with that as the foundation of your diet.
- Indirect Deficit Diets: These are diets built around placing any number of (often unnecessary) rules and restrictions on what, how and when you can eat, thereby *INDIRECTLY* causing your required caloric deficit to exist (often while claiming calories have nothing to do with it).
The low carb diet is a perfect example of an Indirect Deficit Diet.
When it works, it’s because a caloric deficit was indirectly created. The reduction in carb intake – in and of itself – had nothing to do with it.
That’s because fat loss ALWAYS comes down to calories in vs calories out.
Eating fewer carbs is just an indirect means to eating fewer calories.
The same can be said for every other type of diet you can think of. For example, diets that involve…
Eating less fat.
Eating less sugar.
Eating less grains.
Eating less “”dirty”” food.
Eating less non-Paleo food.
Fasting for significant portions of the day.
Not eating after 7PM
Any other (unnecessary) dietary method that restricts what you can eat or the manner in which you can eat it.
That’s not to say this sort of stuff can’t work for losing fat.
It certainly can.
However, despite what the proponents of these methods might falsely claim or the users of these methods might falsely believe… it’s NEVER these other “”restrictions”” that are making fat loss happen.
It’s always the underlying caloric deficit that they are (hopefully) indirectly causing.
Also don’t forget to read
6 Reasons You Are Not Losing Weight on a Low-Carb Diet
- Low-carb diets make you feel sad and stressed!
Snapping at your husband and kids? Yelling at drivers? You might want to blame your carb deprivation as carbs really dopamine and happy hormone in the body.
- Low-Carb Diets Are Hard to Stick to
It is often claimed that low-carb diets are unsustainable because they restrict common food groups.
This is claimed to lead to feelings of deprivation, causing people to abandon the diet and gain the weight back.
- Low-Carb Diets Only Work Because People Eat Fewer Calories
Many people claim that the only reason people lose weight on low-carb is reduced calorie intake.
- Low-Carb Diets give you headache
The Brain Needs Glucose (Carbs) to Function if you don’t provide them then sure it’s a way to give you headache
This happens because your brain prefers running on glucose and burns the last stores of glucose before it switches to protein & fat for energy. You tend to feel anxious and experience difficulty in concentration as the brain is constantly focusing on using an alternative source of energy.
- Low-Carb Diets Will Destroy Your Physical Performance
Most athletes eat a high-carb diet, and many people believe that carbs are essential for physical performance.
It is true that reducing carbs leads to reduced performance.
- Cravings on a Low-Carb Diet
If your pre-low-carb diet consisted of large servings of bread, pizza, pasta and sugary treats, a low-carb diet can leave you craving sugar and other carbs. Not only will you mentally miss these familiar foods — many of which provide comfort — your body will desperately seek out the quick energy fix it gets when you consume easily digested carbs. This is when low-carb foods and low-carb vegetables (such as mushrooms and asparagus) simply won’t seem satisfying compared to starchier carbs (like potatoes).
- Other Possible Low-Carb Side Effects
Switching to a low-carb diet often causes you to urinate more frequently than usual, and with such fluid loss you may also lose valuable minerals, such as sodium and magnesium. Muscle cramps and a “racing” heart rate can occur as a result.
In rare cases, a low-carb diet is associated with kidney stones — usually due to a high protein intake over an extended period of time, coupled with inadequate fluid intake (seriously people, drink your water!). Some people on a very low-carb diet may also experience dysfunction in thyroid hormones. The hormone insulin is required to help you with conversion of the thyroid hormone T4, which is largely inactive, to the more active hormone T3.
Insulin production tends to be quite low on a very low-carb diet, so you may experience hypothyroid symptoms such as intolerance to cold and sluggishness.
Risks of Low carbs diet.
If you suddenly and drastically cut carbs, you may experience a variety of temporary health effects, including:
- Bad breath
- Muscle cramps
- Skin rash
- Constipation or diarrhea
Want my opinion?
Skip the unnecessary middleman and DIRECTLY create your deficit.
From there, design the rest of your diet in whatever the hell way best suits your personal needs and preferences so it’s as sustainable for you as possible.
In the end, this will be the key to your success (or lack thereof).”
Conclusion -Best Way To lose Fat
- Find the most sustainable and enjoyable way to stay in an overall calorie deficit
- Get adequate amounts of protein daily
- Eat your vegetables with each meal
- Progressive resistance training
- Optional if you enjoy it: Add some cardio to your routine
- Persist with steps 1-5 until you reach your goal weight and then get out of the deficit