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The Key to Fitness is Discipline! > Some People Have the Wrong Idea

12 Sep 2007

    Many people think that to lose weight  they must reduce carbohydrate intake. They cut down on bread, cereals and sugars, etc. The truth is, there B Complex vitamins in grains and cereals and other nutrients.

    Reduced carbohydrates presents another complication. If you cut down on carbohydrates and, thus calories, you'll lose weight, but, you'll also "shrink." This is because tissue will not be repaired and replaced properly. Only when the body has enough carbohydrates will it allow protein to build new tissue. When carbohydrate intake reduced, some of the protein is used to provide energy. As a result, tissue loses its ability to repair and rebuild properly. It's dangerous to tamper with one nutrient because it affects many others at the same time.

Daryl Conant