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Can going too low carb hinder weight loss?

Asked on October 16, 2013
Created October 16, 2013 at 5:03 AM

I'm very active but want to lose 10-12 lbs, so I've cut carbs big time...I eat a green tipped banana a day but otherwise, it's just nonstarchy veg like cauliflower, asparagus and mushrooms, along with the carbs in a serving of almonds. Besides that, it's eggs, bacon, a splash of half n half in my coffee, plain full fat yogurt (just one serving) and relatively lean meats like lean ground beef or chicken.That being said, I'm essentially exercising upwards of 2 hours a day at my job, and I also walk to and from work, do some weights/pilates, occasional short runs, etc. In other words, I'm veryyyyy active. I've always read cutting carbs is the key to weight loss...but after 2 weeks of being very low carb, I've basically gotten nowhere, and I'm low on energy. What gives? Does the body retaliate against too little carbs just like it'll slow down its metabolic rate if you consume too few calories? I thought my body would switch over to burning fat and protein more than carbs, but perhaps I misunderstood or didn't apply this info properly?

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