Let’s start with what happens when you lack carbohydrates in your diet:
- Poor Mental Function
- Lack of Endurance
- Diminishing Stamina
- Mood Swings
Now Carbohydrates is the main OG for providing immediate fuel for intense as well prolonged exercise. They are the essential source of fuel for all your daily activities.
Carbohydrates like starches, cellulose and sugars are an important source of energy. So if you do go on a low carb diet and team it up with exercise…you will burn out soon. Fats do kick in with providing energy as soon as the glucose (energy fuel from carbohydrates) depletes…however, for sudden bursts of intense exercises, it’s not a good idea to go without consuming some form of carbs.
Specific diets like Keto, Atkins can be helpful on case by case basis..but it is highly recommended to first try eating healthy, wholesome nutrient dense foods including all the macros.
That being said, low carb or no carb is not going to resolve your metabolism and weight loss issues sustainably over a long period of time. On top of that it may cause you mental stress. Let carbs become your friends.
I will post a list of carbohydrates that you need to keep with you always so that it’s handy when you go for grocery shopping.=