Recently, there has been a revival of the Atkins Diet in which a person consumes no carbohydrates and can get as much fried foods as possible while still losing weight and staying healthy. While it has taken other names, it is still the same wolf in sheep’s clothing routine that’s been going on for decades.
I guess some people have not learned their lesson so I’ll have to say it again. Any diet that eliminates an essential nutritional component such as carbohydrates in this case is reckless and bad for your personal health.
Think about it for a minute….When God created the Heavens and Earth, he also created wheat, barley, potatoes, fruits, and other foods that are chock full of carbohydrates. If carbohydrates were not essential to life then there would not be an abundance of sources around the world. Your body’s preferred source of fuel comes from carbohydrates which gives you the energy to perform daily tasks, to exercise, to even think about exercising for that matter. If the body does not have a sufficient amount of carbohydrates to function, then it will use protein and fats for fuel which gives people the impression that this is good thing except that its akin to using sewing machine oil for your car instead of regular motor oil. While the body will continue to operate, the performance will be sluggish and unsteady and after a period of time, it will, of course, break down and will be in need of serious repair. In addition, if your body has to use protein for fuel, then you will have a deficiency in amino acids. The intended purpose for protein is for the maintenance of body tissues as well as the productions of essential enzymes, hormones, and other substances the body needs for its functions. This is the reason why so many people on these diets complain about sluggishness, dizzy spells, subpar performance in exercise, and simply not being able to think straight or concentrate.
The body needs all of the essential components and you simply cannot eliminate any of them. Your body needs protein, carbohydrates, and fats in order to function at peak performance. Just like any other well tuned machine, you simply cannot run correctly without every part in check.