Low-carb diets are known to work well because by limiting carbohydrate intake you automatically lower your insulin levels. Insulin is the prime culprit in locking fat into your adipose tissue. Less insulin means that your body is more likely to burn stored fat for energy.
Let’s take a look at 5 reasons why low-carb works so well:
1. Increased Protein Intake
Protein is the best food to remain satiated as it naturally helps to control appetite. In increase in protein also helps you to lose weight without losing muscle mass. Plus, protein uses the most calories when digesting to further increase energy expenditure.
2. Increased Fat Intake
Fats cause a slowing in gastric emptying which means you feel fuller for longer. You then consume less calories and thus lose more weight.
3. Less Sugar
Sugar is not completely toxic in small amounts. However, cutting from your diet can reduce sugar being stored as fat when the liver is full of glycogen and cannot tolerate any incoming fructose.
4. Depletion of Glycogen
With a low-carb diet, glycogen is drastically depleted as you are consuming less carbohydrates. Once the body has used up the stored glycogen for energy, it will begin to fuel itself on adipose tissue (stored fat), which results in weight loss.
5. It’s Easy to Understand
It is easy to identify carbohydrates and cut them out. Plus, low-carb is so delicious, especially when you pair tasty vegetables with steak and butter!