Snapping at your husband and kids? Yelling at the driver in front of you who just isn't going fast enough? You might want to blame your carb-deprivation. A recent study followed 106 dieters for a year. Half ate a carb-rich diet; the others followed a low-carb diet. After a year, the carb-eaters felt happier, calmer and more focused than the carb-deprived group, who reported feeling stressed out.
The stress and depression low-carb dieters feel eventually derails their best efforts to stay slim. That's because stress produces high levels of hormones, like cortisol, which boost your appetite and can lead to bingeing.
It's one thing to tough out a low-carb diet for six weeks or even six months. It's another to do it for a lifetime, and studies show that people have a harder time sticking with low-carb rather than high-carb diets.
Think carbs are the reason you can't zip your pants? Think again. Belly bloat is actually one of the key symptoms of constipation. And constipation is a common side effect of a low-carb diet.
Any dieter who has managed to stick to a very low-carb diet for any length of time knows that they start craving carbs. And it's not your imagination. According to research, carb deprivation leads directly to carb bingeing. Bottom line: If you stop eating carbs, it's almost impossible not to binge on them when given the opportunity.
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