by Sally Bone
There has been a large movement in recent years that has to do with carbohydrates and the way that we use them. It all started with the Atkins diet and many individuals began to cut carbohydrates completely out of their daily eating habits and to fill it up with fats and proteins.
To be perfectly fair, people have lost a considerable amount of weight by going on an extremely low carbohydrate diet and I can be counted in among that number. The unfortunate thing is, however, you are not always told the entire story about what is going on in your body.
A low carbohydrate diet is going to force your body to burn fat because of a condition that is known as ketosis. This is a very effective way of becoming a fat burning machine but unfortunately, ketosis also burns away some of your organs as well.
If you think that ketosis is a beneficial thing for the body, try talking to a diabetic and asking them if they enjoy being in ketosis. You will quickly learn that it is of no benefit to the body at all.
You would think, however, that eating all of that protein would add to additional muscle mass on the body if you were working out. People who work out regularly often eat as much protein as they possibly can during the day, pounding down protein shakes and eating chicken breasts at every meal.
They do see some results because of this but many of them overlook the fact that the body also needs carbohydrates in order to get large.
Carbohydrates provide the body with energy, something that all of us need in order to keep going. It is carbohydrates that are truly going to help you to get through a workout at the gym or to keep going during a difficult day.
If you cut the carbohydrates out of your diet, you are cutting out some of the ability that you have to gain weight in the form of your muscle.
Of course, not all carbohydrates are beneficial for the body and some of them are better left alone altogether. If you eat the carbohydrates that your body needs, however, you will notice differences in the way that you feel as well as the way that you look. It is a part of being balanced which is a large part of being able to put on muscle.
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