In partnership with WW Indeed, a goal of “zero carbohydrates” eliminates more foods beneficial and protective for health than any other diet, indicates the site Health. In addition, carbohydrates do not necessarily weigh “heavy” on the scale and, within the framework of the new program designed and designed by WW (Weight Watchers reinvented), they even find their place perfectly. Indeed, thanks to its SmartPoints® system (with food and drinks counted in numbers, and not in calories), the new program myWW® allows you to consume pasta, rice, potatoes, cereals, or even legumes but also fruits and vegetables, as you see fit … Yes, you can lose weight effectively by enjoying a tasty dish of pasta! On condition of respecting the daily SmartPoints budget allocated by WW. And as proof, you can find all our weight loss testimonials ! Did you know that bananas, rich in carbohydrates, count ZeroPoint ™? Or that a portion of 100g of cooked white rice displayed only 3 SmartPoints, whether you are “blue”, “green” or “purple” in the program. myWW® (and even ZeroPoint ™ in the case of brown riceif you are “purple”)?And that 4 tablespoons of cooked red lentils had a score of … ZeroPoint ™ if your profile is “blue” or “purple” ?!
The low carb diets have been popular for years. But sometimes they drift into a more disturbing trend: a complete elimination of carbohydrates from the plate. This type of diet can become even more restrictive than a ketogenic diet. Indeed, a zero carbohydrate goal eliminates more beneficial and protective foods than any other diet, says the site. Health.
As in the case of fat, It would be better focus on the quality and balance of carbohydrates instead of eliminating them altogether. Because if the bad carbs are indeed found in some processed foods and in refined sugar, it is unnecessary, even dangerous, to deprive yourself of good carbs. Losing and maintaining a healthy weight and preventing diseases like diabetes do not require such extreme limits. Here’s why.
The elimination of carbohydrates significantly reduces the supply of many key nutrients found in foods, especially vitamins, from minerals, from antioxidants, from fibers, from prebiotics and good fats. This deficiency can potentially affect immune function, cognitive health, and increase the risk of chronic diseases, including heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
It is recommended that you consume at least 25 grams of dietary fiber per day for maintain a healthy digestive system. This important nutrient is only found in foods that contain carbohydrates. Some types of fiber also work as prebiotics, which are used as food for beneficial gut bacteria and thus promote immunity and mental health. Fiber supplements are out there, but they don’t offer the same benefits as fiber from whole foods.
When a person first adopts a drastic diet, they may experience symptoms like headache, feeling confused, irritability, dizziness, nausea and muscle pain. This reaction takes place because the brain, which typically uses up to 60% of the carbohydrates consumed, has to adapt to another fuel source.
Social and psychological difficulties
All extreme diet makes difficult social feeding, and can lead to isolation. For other people, “cracking up” and not putting up with the restrictions causes extreme guilt, even depression. Following strict diets is a trend that can turn into eating disorders and adversely affect quality of life and mental health.