5. How Fast You Will Lose (and Other Benefits)
You can expect to lose 2-5kg of weight (sometimes more) in the first week, then consistent weight loss after that.
If you’re new to dieting, then things will probably happen quickly. The more weight you have to lose, the faster you will lose it.
For the first few days, you might feel a bit strange. Your body has been burning carbs for all these years, so it can take time for it to get used to burning fat instead.
This is called the “low-carb flu” or “keto flu” and is usually over within a few days. For me it takes three. Adding some extra salt to your diet can help with this.
After the first few days, most people report feeling very good, with even more energy than before.
Despite many decades of anti-fat hysteria, the low-carb diet also improves your health in many other ways:
Blood sugar tends to go way down on low-carb diets.
Triglycerides tend to go down.
Small, dense LDL (the bad) cholesterol goes down.
HDL (the good) cholesterol goes up.
Blood pressure improves significantly.
To top it all off, low-carb diets appear to be just as easy to follow as low-fat diets.
You can expect to lose a lot of weight, but it depends on the person how quickly it will happen. Low-carb diets also improve your health in many other ways.
Stay tuned for day 6 tomorrow