For a lot of us, the first thing we do to lose weight is cut down on carbs. But you can go too far and end up LESS healthy than before. So here are five signs you're not getting ENOUGH carbs in your diet.
1. You have bad breath. When your body burns fat, it releases foul-smelling chemicals called ketones. And a lot of them are released in your breath. There's no way to avoid it. It's just a drawback of going on a low-carb diet.
2. Your workouts are slipping. If you're finding it harder and harder to keep up with your workouts, you might not be getting enough carbs. It's a sign that your body is using stored protein for muscle building, which means you'll have less energy.
3. You're not thinking clearly. Your brain uses carbs for energy. So if you're keeping away from carbs, your brain gets tired just like anything else. You might have trouble remembering things, or you might just feel slow and kind of fuzzy.
4. You're always cranky. There could be two reasons. Low-carb diets are no fun, because you're eating more high-calorie foods, so you have to eat smaller portions. Also, carbs help the body produce serotonin, which makes you feel happier.
5. You're irregular. Cutting out carbs usually means cutting out most of your fiber too. So you'll tend to get constipated. (Huffington Post)