Yourwellness Magazine Investigates Dangers of Cutting Carbs

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With a no-carb diet landing TOWIE star Sam Faiers the Best Bikini Body title for 2013, Yourwellness Magazine investigated the risks of eating a diet that’s too low in carbohydrates.

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The Only Way is Essex star Sam Faiers was recently awarded the Best Bikini Body title for 2013, thanks to a diet that cuts out carbohydrates, Yahoo! reported December 23rd. The article, “Sam Faiers’ no carbs diet pays off as she beats fellow TOWIE star Lucy Mecklenburgh to the top spot with the Best Bikini Body of 2013,” noted that Faiers pipped her best friend and co-star Lucy Mecklenburgh to the prize, after a summer of cutting carbs helped her go from a size 10 to a size 8. Mecklenburgh came in second place, followed by Kim Kardashian, Kelly Brook and Abbey Clancy. (

Following on from this, Yourwellness Magazine took a closer look at carb-free diets, investigating the dangers a dieter might face without enough carbohydrates. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Many people believe that it’s better for your weight loss, as well as your wellbeing, to eat foods that are low in carbs and high in protein, but sometimes this isn’t always the right solution. Before you clear out your bread bin, you need to understand a little more about the benefits and the side effects of low-carb, high-protein diets. When you’re eating foods that are low in carbs and high in protein, you aim to get up to 40% of your daily calorie needs from proteins alone…Those opposed to the diet argue that the main focus of the diet is mainly on the intake of very few carbohydrates, rather that the consumption of plenty of protein.’ (

Yourwellness Magazine outlined five potential side effects of following a low-carb, high-protein diet for even a short time:

Constipation, due to a lack of fibre
Loss of appetite

Yourwellness Magazine also pointed out five long-term risks of cutting carbs:
Kidney failure
High cholesterol
Nutrition deficiency

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