Big gain?

Discussion in 'Low Carb Diets' started by Lil_Mrs_Sunshine, 9 May 2011 Social URL.

  1. Lil_Mrs_Sunshine

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    If I switch from a low carb diet to a healthy eating low fat diet would I experience a huge weight gain initially?
     
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    I'm not sure but I'd guess that you would need to reintroduce your carbs very slowly!

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    I didn't. I lost 1 pound the day after and went down from there. I will suggest easing off protein right before you switch the diet though, and moderate carbs and protein in the first couple of days of switching
     
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    It depends how many carbs you eat in the first couple of weeks. If you have been following a low carb diet your glycogen stores will be depleted.That's why you initally lose a lot of weight in the first week on a VLCD or low carb diet. Once you start to introduce carbs your liver will store a mixture of glycogen and water. Any weight you "gain" (as long as you're in negative energy balance) will only be water weight and not fat.
     
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