In general low carbohydrate diet also is called Atkins diet, which has become pretty popular in the last years. Before you turn on it, read some information about carbohydrates and their importance in your body functionality as well.
Carbohydrates provide your body with energy, which you need for any physical activity, and also they help your body to take a full advantage of other valuable substances as well. Mainly, we take carbohydrates with a wide range of food products like bread, potatoes, pasta, beans, dairy products, fruits, and of course sweets.
Carbohydrates that are not used for immediate energy creation are converted into complex carbohydrates which after that accumulates in the liver and muscles by creating a reserve of energy. Body uses this reserve between meals, in the night, at your dieting time and also during exercises.
A lot of Complex carbohydrates are in such grain products like bread, grits, pasta, and vegetables (including potatoes) and fruits. These carbohydrates help to feel you full after a meal and they are a sufficient source of energy as well.
Pectic also are carbohydrates, you can find them in fruits, berries and cellulose.
If you use a lot of sweets, white flour products and pasta, a large amount of glucose comes into your blood which after other processes ends with accumulation of fat in cells. If you want to prevent mentioned processes you should use complex carbohydrates (whole meal products), because glucose comes from them into blood slower.
If you will use too many carbohydrates in your diet, they will turn into fat,and as a result they will be deposited into your body as fat reserves, contributing to obesity. Depending on person’s weight and amount of daily exercises with food should be taken 300 – 500 grams of carbohydrates.
If you choose to take a low carbohydrate diet the main point will be decreasing amount of carbohydrates that you take even down to 40 grams a day.