Some of the effects of a low carb diet can be very
problematic for people suffering from various health conditions, so if you are
in that group we recommend you consult with a doctor before starting any
One of the most common side effects of low carb diets
is low blood sugar. Diabetics should be very careful when starting a low carb
diet, because this could really complicate their health condition and may even
be dangerous. Consult your doctor and tell him about the carb diet, he will
adjust the medication level youre consuming.
Another effect of the low carb diet can be the sudden
loss of weight. This is no a side effect, but actually the goal of the diet.
However, drastic loss weight may include problems with blood pressure,
digestive tract problems and breathing problems.
If you are taking medication for high blood pressure,
then you need to consult your doctor and ask him if it is safe for you to start
such a diet. He may have to adjust the medications you are taking, because the
diet can have a huge impact on their effect.
The good side effects of low carb diets include loss
of craving for sugars, more energy, reduced gasses, improved bowel movements,
better blood pressure and blood sugar levels, faster sweating and of course
drastic loss of body fat.
The side effects of the low carbet diets usually occur
in the first 1-5 days after starting the diet, but they can happen at later
stages as well. Headache, dizziness, nausea, low energy, lethargy and others
can be side effects of the low carb diet.
There are certain side effects that are specific for
women. You may experience oddities with the montly menstrual flow in the first
one or two weeks after starting the diet. However, this side effect doesnt
last for long and you shouldnt be worried. It is just that your body is
adjusting to your new lifestyle. Many of those side effects can be reduced by
drinking lots of water and resting more. In some cases those side effects can
last up to 10 days, but this happens on rare occasions.