How can low-carb diets be harmful to your body?

Yes. when on low carbs, your body might not have enough glucose to run the metabolism of your brain, your heart, your kidneys, other organs. It might rely on the breakdown of fats for energy- called ketoacidosis. It is not the best way to get energy and it can lead to problems in organs mentioned, esp the kidney if you dont have enough fluids to flush out the ketones.

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I have been doing a very low carb diet for about a week now. Important breaking out all over my body now. Why?

Need more details. A low- carb diet is generally high in meat & low in fruits & vegetables & that may not be a healthy diet for you; animal foods tend to be high in toxins (esp. If not organic) and unhealthy fats & a low carb diet tends to be low in beneficial phytonutrients. See http://drrandybaker.Com/2013/01/20/diet-and-health/ for an essay i recently wrote on the pros and cons of low-carb vs. Low-fat diets. Read more...

If I start a low carb diet after being off for 3 to 4 weeks, will my body have to go through that same "low energy" for those first two weeks again?

No. There is really no good reason to have low energy on a 'low carb' diet if your getting enough calories. I f you are on a protein sparing modified fast diet like optifast or medifast (very low calorie diets)you may experience some fatigue. Be sure you get enough good quality protein, adequate rest and some reasonable exercise. Low refined/white carb/sugar diets are healthy. Read more...

I'm on a low carb diet for body building and in exams for university is that going to effect my studing?

No. As long as your diet is well balanced with adequate protein and vegetables, a low carb diet should not adversely effect you. Many people feel that they think better an feel better when on a low carb diet. Read more...
No. Low carb diets actually improve concentration by eliminating serotonin driven somnolence. Stick to high protein, low calorie diets to improve concentration. Read more...

Do excess carbs/sugars get converted into saturated fat in our bodies? And if so, then would a high fat/low carb diet be healthier than a high carb/low fat diet?

Yes and No. Yes, you are right in that excess of carbs/sugars get converted into fat. So do eat carbs, but in moderation. Eating fat doe snot do any good, so i would say no to your second question. What you need to do is choose a balanced diet which has ample amounts of plant based foods which are free of both fats and avoid too much sugar. In addition, get a good amount of proteins by eating fish, nuts & egg. Read more...

How about low-carb diets?

Short lived. Has been shown to produce weight loss initially but hard to maintain. I recommend following a mediterranean diet or weight watchers if a formal program wanted. Read more...
Low-carb diets. Low carb diets can clearly help you lose weight. Carbohydrates are broken down into simple sugars. They then enter your cells with help from Insulin and this gives you energy. Thus, you cannot decrease carbs too much. Although you can lose on a low carb diet, any diet that decreases calories can help you lose weight. Increasing your activity level is the most important factor to sustain it. Read more...
Apple or two per day. i like apples for helping patients on diets. pectin is very filling and satisfies sugar craving. the convenience stores invariably stock some fresh fruit. Read more...

What are some examples of low carb diets?

Low carb diet. Two things -- 1: Go to a library near you and get help from the staff to find carb diet. 2: Have your doctor refer you to a dietician who will help you with food, drink, and exercise. Read more...