Bread is the pillar of the typical Western diet. It’s served with almost every meal, in every restaurant and in every household. It’s no wonder that bread accounts for 20% of the total calories intake around the globe. We’re not saying that you shouldn’t eat bread at all, but it shouldn’t be as frequent as it is. You’d be surprised to learn what will happen to your body when you stop eating bread.You Lose Water Weight
Reducing your carbs intake will magically lead to massive weight loss. However, it’s not the fat that’s shedding, but the accumulated water. According to experts when your body stores carbs in the form of glycogen, each gram of carbohydrate stores three to four times its weight in water. It means that when you stop consuming carbs and start using your glycogen stores a lot of the water weight starts shedding off immediately.
You Will Feel Exhausted
The brain’s main source of energy are carbs. That’s why when you stop consuming them your brain start running on fumes, especially as glycogen stores get low and become depleted. As time passes by, and your body uses up all that glycogen, it starts breaking down fat and runs off of little carbon fragments called ketones. Once this starts you could experience bad breath, dry mouth, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, insomnia, nausea, and brain fog. In other words, you feel like you’ve gotten under the weather. After a while your body will get used to this change and you’ll stop feeling this way, but still ketones will never become the preferred fuel of choice.
According to a recent study whole-grains intake is a major player in how much fiber you get! Furthermore, the study revealed that 92 percent of U.S. adults aren’t getting nearly as much of these grains as they should. Fibers play a major role in stabilizing blood-sugar levels, reducing the risk of obesity, and chronic diseases. It also keeps your bathroom habits regular.
The feeling of anxiety is something that happens once you eliminate carbs from your diet because carbs increase the brain’s levels of the feel-good neurotransmitter serotonin. So when you cut healthy carbs like whole grains, your mental health goes right along with it. As we already mentioned, our brain uses carbs as fuel for everything, including exercise, both endurance and resistance work out. And cutting back on carbs can lead to a major drop in energy levels.