Today I'm sharing 9 Problems With Low Carb Diets because I'm worried about you! Yes, you, the person who is living the keto lifestyle. The low carb diet. The Atkins fan. Even you paleo lovers. We need to talk!
Here are nine problems with low carb diets. Be prepared, this WILL change your life.
Problems with Low Carb Diets: Food
1. You'll always be full. I don't even know what to tell you. Imagine it, eating and feeling full. You don't just feel full in your tummy, but your head knows it too! Without all the chemicals and sugars telling you're still hungry, you won't be eating nearly as much.
2. You will lose weight. Yep, I know this one is a toughie for so many. The first week the pounds will drop like you've had cosmetic surgery, and you'll be left wondering how one person could carry so much water weight. Carbs are a great way to store water for all those times you need it, and now, well now you're no longer bloated, and your pants fit. Not cool low carb, not cool! One day you may even want to wear a bikini! O.M.G.
3. You won't crave those donuts anymore. This has to be the worst. You know that amazing feeling when you know you shouldn't eat that cake, cookie, candy bar, or donut? Well, thanks to the stupidness that is low carb living those cravings are practically non-existent. Now you can look at or even stare at those foods, and you don't even care. My dad was waving a giant marshmallow in my face over the weekend, and I didn't even want it.
WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME?
Problems with Low Carb Diets: People
4. Your friends will be jealous. This one can be pretty bad if you have lots of friends. Thankfully, I don't. Prepare for your friends to tell you how they wish they had your willpower (ha, what they don't know) OR that they've tried everything, and it's just their genetics OR that they think you're TOO skinny. Yep, the friendz, they jealous! If you have lots of friends run away from this diet now.... ruuuuuunnnnn away!!
5. You'll realize that your doctor or your child's doctor is a whackadoo. So I've been pretty sarcastic throughout much of this post; okay the entire post, but this is serious. After living this lifestyle for a while, you will start to wonder how these people called doctors got their degree. I once had a pediatrician tell me that whole milk has butter in it and that giving it to my daughter is like giving her a stick of butter before dinner. I couldn't make this stuff up. He also told me that that's why 16-year-old boys are coming into his office with stunted growth. A basic study in puberty will tell you that boys don't start growing until 16 and most from 18-21 so uh someone may need to talk to this guy! Poor short pre-pubescent boys who think they will be short forever. 🙁
Problems with Low Carb Diets: Cooking
6. You'll be more creative in the kitchen. Your family has enjoyed Hamburger Helper for years and look at you changing it up! Snap out of it and stick with the family traditions. Are we suddenly Rachel Ray? I don't think so. We need to forget about this whole low carb thing and stick to the packaged products we've been using for years. Homemade gluten-free, low carb pizza crust? Get outta here!
7. You will no longer pollute your body with the harmful laboratory-created chemicals. You have been using chemicals you can't name in your meals for the last 30 years. Why stop a good thing? Why eat real whipped cream when you could buy it full of partially hydrogenated oils? Packaged foods are loaded with carbs and tons of other things your body needs to evolve into the next species of human! If it doesn't agree with your gut now, it will... eventually. Either that or you'll die. Survival of the fittest baby! Don't knock it!
Problems with Low Carb Diets: Other Stuff
8. You'll have energy and desire to work out. There is nothing worse than losing that lethargic feeling. There are songs about it I do believe. "I've lost, that lethargic feeling, oh that lethargic feeling.... I've lost that lethargic feeling now it's gone, gone, gone oh no no no.." 😉 Why would you want to get in shape when watching other people do it on TV is so much more fun? Get back on that couch this instant! Next thing you know you'll be listening to this guy tell you how awesome you look bending over. Gross.
9. Suddenly you'll realize just how obsessed the world is with food. I call this one the great low-carb awakening. This is possibly the most alarming problem of all. Suddenly you'll notice that everyone in the world is obsessed with food and eating it, everyone but you. The church pushes goldfish, the bank pushes lollipops, the teachers reward with Twinkies, and the list goes on and on. Why didn't you notice this before? Why is everyone so freaking hungry all the time? Why does the world think food is a reward and not fuel for the body? Why are we constantly bombarded with images of food everywhere we go? Make it stop! Make it all stop! Close your eyes now and eat those Twinkies and all the truth you see will melt away.
So there ya go, these are just 9 problems with low carb diets, I'm sure there are more. I don't know about you, but I think it's time for some serious carb loading! 😉
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