Going low-carb might even mimic the effects of GHB — the recreational drug better known as fantasy, liquid ecstasy or grievous bodily harm — on the brain.
To understand why, we need to look at how the body processes a very low-carb diet, one that typically limits carbohydrates to no more than 50 grams a day. That’s one cup of rice, two slices of bread or roughly 10 per cent of your total daily energy needs.
Your body thinks it is starving
A very low-carb diet flips your metabolic switch from burning more carbs than fat, to more fat than carbs. This usually takes a few days in a process known as ketosis.
During this time, your body thinks it is starving. Once […]
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