Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Reasons to Low Carb That Nothing To Do With Weight

People usually turn to a low carb diet for the weight loss benefits. After following the diet for a while, they begin to notice other things happening to them that have absolutely nothing to do with weight loss, but are just as exciting. Every once in a while, a thread about these unexpected benefits pops up on low carb discussion forums. The lists are pretty impressive. One recent list on the Active Low Carb forum has been going for several days and is getting quite long. Here is compiled list from several forum members showing what low carb can do for a person even if they don't need to drop any excess pounds.

  • No more joint pain
  • No more migraines
  • Better looking skin
  • Better sex life
  • Waking up refreshed
  • Better moods
  • Reduction or complete elimination of diabetes medication
  • Nails are much stronger & healthier
  • Reduction of psoriasis symptoms
  • Reduction in acne breakouts
  • Skin is glowing or luminous, more elastic
  • Elimination of acid reflux
  • Teeth are much cleaner, plaque takes much longer to form
  • Allergies have cleared up
  • Don't constantly think about food
  • Age spots fading
  • Not as anxious
  • Sleep better
  • Blood pressure lower
  • Feet not swelling
  • Less bloated
  • More energy
  • Less food obsession
  • No more heartburn
  • No more stomach cramps
  • Healthy cholesterol, glucose and triglyceride levels
  • Improvement in gum health
  • Lower resting heart rate
  • Rosacea flare-ups reduced
  • Healthier, shinier hair
  • Better tolerance of temperature extremes
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Decreased use of over-the-counter pain killers
  • No more binge eating
  • Reduction in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

As you can see there is much more to low carb than just getting skinnier. If you find yourself suffering from any of the symptoms listed above, overweight or not, low carb may be just the thing for you.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I totally agree with this. My rheumatologist had me switch to low carb and my symptoms have dramatically improved. Thanks for the list :-)