Carb Cycling is a great way to lose the fat content in your body, and you will look good, and feel great after you complete several cycles of the diet. However, there are some side effects that are quite unpleasant, that you really need to know about before you go all hard core into this diet.
When you are burning fat, this process is called ketosis, and it is a natural occurrence in your body when you are in fat burning mode. However, as good as that may be, you have to be prepared to some very nasty side effect that might make things a little less nice.
The main side effect is an increase in acetone in the mouth, which causes some very nasty bad breath, quite unbearable at times. You can, however, brush your teeth with baking soda to try and negate these effects. However, they will return as long as you are going through ketosis.
There next list of side effects do not affect everyone, however, that does not mean it won’t effect you:
– 41% will become constipated (increase your fiber intake if this happens)
– 47% will experience hypoglycaemia, which also has the side effects of irritability, rapid heart beat, sweating, trembling, hunger, and some rather painful headaches
– 16% will lose their appetite ( this is a rather good thing, because you are trying to lose weight after all)
– 8% will have high levels of uric acid in their urine. (drink more water, eat lots more veggies, and eat less acid foods) (this can also make your urine smell very bad)
As you can see, these are not exactly pleasant side effects to have. But if you follow those counteractive measures, I am sure you will get through your carb cycling diet without that much trouble at all.