Giving up Rice? Here's What Happens to Your Body When You Cut Carbs on Your Meal

Feb 08, 2021 06:12 AM EST | By Joshua Summers (

Giving up rice? Here’s What Happen to Your Body When You Cut Carbs on your Daily Meal
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Pasta is displayed at a specialty store on June 15, 2011 in New York City. A new global survey by the charity Oxfam has found that pasta is the world's most popular food.

White bread, rice, and pasta are the foods you often remove whenever you feel like losing weight. Those are the carbs that are always hated by people who are on a diet since there is a myth that carbohydrates make you fat, although several health organizations did not agree. But with all the myths surrounding the food group, have you ever wondered what happens when you cut carbs into your diet?

According to Live Science, carbohydrates include sugars, starches, fibers from the fruits and vegetables you eat. They add that this food group is typically defamed in many diets, but they are vital in a healthy diet in actuality. Since they are cut down to several diets, and people focus on losing weight, the people don't usually observe the other side effects of giving up carbohydrates. Here are the things that may happen to your body if you give up carbs on your diet to give you an idea.

Read also: Top 5 Best Rice Substitutes

Lose Weight

This is the primary reason why people go into a low-carb diet. Because they somehow want a beach body to flaunt during the summer, people tend to cut on grainy rice and pasta. Health Digest references Stat Pearls, saying that low-carb approaches tend to cause rapid water weight loss along with some fat loss. Meanwhile, Dietitian from Cleveland Clinic, Kristin Kirkpatrick, shares with Vice that when the body metabolizes glycogen, the process requires water, and glycogen depletes water when you give up carbs after a few days.

"Hanger" and fatigue

In an interview with Eat This Not That, Director of Nutrition from Performix House, Lance Parker, shares that the Hanger might occur when you give up the bread you want. Parker shares that it is an intersection of hungry and angry and is caused by dropping the blood sugar too low, triggering your adrenal glands to release two hormones simultaneously.

Flu-Like symptoms

Health Digest notes that you may be able to experience flu-like symptoms in giving up the food group. They add that it is commonly called Keto Flu, which is a side effect of high carbohydrate restriction, and that the culprit may be because you are already consuming many calories that you have expected. However, Kylie Kamp. A registered dietitian shares with Insider that it is still possible to gain weight because the body will adjust and reduce the number of calories it needs if presented with a lack of calories.

Decreased Diabetes Risk

In an interview with Time, Isabel Smith, MS, RDN, CDN, and founder of Isabel Smith Nutrition, shares that because simple carbs are composed of simple sugars, the more you consume and digests these foods will cause the pancreas to release more insulin, and excessive insulin may trigger resistance to it and cause Type 2 Diabetes.

Tastebud change

Eat This Not That notes Allison Curtis's words from STRATA Integrated Wellness and Spa that the tastebuds in our tongue replace themselves in two weeks and cutting carbs for two weeks may shift your cravings, making you, unlike those sugary foods.

Wondering about what happens when you cut carbs is timely since more people are diving into low-carb or no-carb diets to lose weight. Remember that it is better to consult your dietitian before deciding. Listening to your body is better than straining it.

Related article: 8 in 10 Americans Changed their Eating Habits Due to COVID-19 Pandemic

WATCH: What Really Happens To Your Body When You Stop Eating Carbs from The List 

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