Call our team to discuss your weight loss 0800 995 6036

Diet & Nutrition

Low Carb Explanation.

22 Nov 2018 Sally Ann Turner

Low carb dieting?

Is it worth cutting out potatoes, pasta and bread in your quest to lose body fat?

Note that we mention body fat here and not scale weight. Why? Let us explain.

A person loses 5 – 10 lbs of scale weight during week one and two of eating low carb.

This is because they have actually lost lots of water (stored in their muscles and liver) by switching to a low carb eating plan. It’s not necessarily fat loss.

Did you know that each gram of carbohydrate you eat will store 3 grams of water? That’s a lot of stored water in your cells if you think that the average person consumes 200 grams of carbohydrate per day!

If you drastically lower carbs to less than 50 grams per day – similar to a ketogenic style diet – you will lose water – which will show as lost scale weight. Not necessarily body fat.

IF eating a low carbohydrate diet puts you into a calorie deficit then great, you’ll also lose fat, as well as the water stores.

But! Low carb is not always better than any other diet plan if you’re NOT in a calorie deficit.

  • Simply put: A Calorie Deficit is required to lose body fat!
  • A diet plan that you can MAINTAIN is best for fat loss! If you miss bread, eat the bread! In moderation.
  • Eat less calories than your burn off
  • Use a food logging app such a MyFitnessPal to keep track of every calorie you eat

Call us to learn more about our products and services

0800 995 6036

Whether you are looking to lose a little or a lot of weight, we’d like to hear from you.

Give us a call for a free initial consultation.

Our team can help you:

  • Find out which plans and products are best for you
  • Locate your nearest Bodyline clinic (NW England only)
  • Enrol in a plan

Or to request a callback, fill out this form and one of our friendly experts will reach out to help find the best plan for you.

    I have received Bodyline treatment in the last 12 months
    By submitting, you agree to Bodyline privacy policy