NOT REPLACING CARBS WITH OTHER ENERGY SOURCES
Many years ago when low carb diets become popular for the first via the Atkins Diet it left a lot of people with very low energy levels because people simply cut the carbs and was eating pretty much just protein.
Fast forward a decade or so an lower carb diet became popular again but this time with a twist. Where the Atkins diets was a Low/Zero Carb and High Protein Diet, the newer low carb diets was Low Carb, HIGH FAT, medium protein diets.
This completely changed the game as now you are replacing one fuel source with another one so once your body becomes fat adapted you are able to pretty much push as hard and have as much energy as any high carb diet.
BTW: You don’t need to follow a low carb diet to get results, the main reasons why most people follow a lower carb diet is simply because it’s a better and healthier way to eat long term.
More important I personally don’t believe in low carb diets as such, but rather that you focus on eating mainly nutrient dense carbs most of the time.
So with all of that out of the way, what I actually wanted to talk about today is that many people are still following that OLD type of low carb diets and simply cut the carbs but don’t replace that with a lot of veggies and healthy fats and so they feel weak and don’t have much energy.
So if you feel a lack of energy, make sure you are eating enough veggies and healthy fats and if you do I am sure you won’t miss all the simple and complex carbs as much. Also remember that we don’t cut all complex carbs as we still use it to help us recover from our workouts after with our post workout high carb meals.