What Takes Place When You Quit Eating Carbs


1.What Does Cutting Carbs Do?

Carbs are a basic nutrient your body turns into glucose, or blood sugar, to make energy for your body to work. A very low-carb diet, like keto and the early phase of the Atkins Diet, triggers your body into nutritional ketosis. Your liver starts to make ketones — a fuel that kicks in when your body doesn’t have enough sugar to run on — by breaking down fat.


2.How Low Is Low-Carb?

To bring about nutritional ketosis, extreme low-carb diets cap your carb intake at less than 10% of your total macronutrient (carbs, fat, and protein) intake. That translates to 20 to 50 grams a day of carbs. Low-carb diets generally shoot for under 26% of nutrition intake, or 130 grams. Here are a few examples of common high-carb low-fat foods.