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#3 People feel out of control with carbs
You've seen plethora of new books and articles surfacing regarding carbohydrate addictions or cravings. Many people have bought into mentality that they are 'addicted' to carbs (much same way we get addicted to cigarettes or caffeine).
They feel that when they eat carbs, their cravings get out of control and instead of having one brownie for example, they can't stop cravings and they eat whole tray. So for some, low carb foods become safe territory where they can eat and not feel out of control.
Those are several reasons why low carb diets are so popular; but do they work?
That depends on which study you read. There have been mixed reports, some say they work, some say they give you same results as a low fat diet.
But to break it down to an individual level, here's my take:
For low carb diet to be successful, you have to approach it as a life change (and that's a big life change).
You have to be dedicated to getting over transition period (often called carb withdrawal) which can feel pretty lousy.
You have to dedicate yourself to finding new low carb ways of eating, new low carb recipes and products. It can be done - but you'd better be willing to put work in.
However for those just looking for a chance to eat all 'bad' food they want and still lose tons of weight in 2 weeks - save yourself pain, carb withdrawal and keto-strips and just cut down your portion sizes.
Kathryn O'Neill is a health writer for Diet and Weight Loss Reviews.
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