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Do You Know What Happens If You Cut Too Many Carbs?

By Tom Herrin

Diets tend to go in waves and follow trends.  One of the more recent ones is to cut carbs.  Many people see carbs as being responsible for many of the health problems people experience.  This may be both true and false.  Carbs are a necessary part of nutrition.  They are an essential part of a healthy diet.  It is pretty well known that people need carbs, proteins, and fats in their diet, but many don't really understand the role of any of them well enough to make the best decisions.  Adopting a particular diet or following a new trend may be good or bad.  Like so many other things, more understanding can always help.

What Does Bad Mean?

For those who are into trying to lose weight by cutting carbs, they would do well to know which carbs they should cut.  It may be better said for someone to cut bad carbs rather than just cut them out altogether.  There are so many packaged foods available for ready consumption that many people may take for granted that they must be somewhat healthy.  The fact is many of them are packed with carbs from sugars.  Some recommend that women should not have more than 100 calories per day from such carbs and men should not have more than 150.  These are some of those notorious bad carbs.

People Can't Do Without Carbs

In order for the body to work correctly, it has to be fueled by some form of carbohydrate.  Carbs provide energy for the body.  Muscles must have them in order to work correctly.  The alternative, if there are not enough carbs, is that the muscles will be used as fuel for the body.  This is a bad situation that results in loss of lean muscle from the body.  It is basically the same thing that happens when people are faced with starvation.

We Each Must Be Our Own Selves

It is a good thing to be different.  Each individual has needs specific to their body.  Even though we have a lot of similarities, our needs vary according to all kinds of things such as our body types, activity, and lots of other things.  We each need to be in tune with our own body.  I can usually go a little bit by feel.  When I am overloaded with carbs, I can tell.  If we are careful and listen to our own bodies and use the best information available to us, we can manage our carbs to the benefit of our overall health.

To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Berkeley, Calif.

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