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LCHF’s top 8 side effects discussed

  So why is LCHF so popular? LCHF offers quick fat loss, lower hunger levels, and stable energy. So I hear you say “what’s not to love”? There are a number of very positive benefits, especially when a low carb lifestyle is approached in a sustainable manner. However, before embarking on a complete abstinence of carbohydrates it's worth knowing what difficulties you may encounter and what you need to do to combat the potential side effects of the diet, this way you can prepare for success rather than being confused and tempted to give up. So here they are, LCHF’s top 8 side effects discussed:  1.       Confusion The first major side effect that you are likely to encounter occurs approximately...

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What is ketosis?

Ketosis is the name for a state achieved in a low-carbohydrate diet. When you are in ketosis, it means your body is burning fat for energy. When you eat a low-carbohydrate diet, you minimize the amount of blood glucose present after you eat. In the absence of blood glucose, the body does not release insulin to return to normal blood sugar levels. With no insulin (which is a fat storage hormone) present, your body burns stored fat as its primary fuel. When that happens, your body releases ketones into your bloodstream, and you are in ketosis. This state may cause a host of temporary symptoms. It will also show up in your urine as ketones. Understanding Ketosis Symptoms Many dieters...

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