Do low carb diets work primarily through calorie restriction because you’re eating more vegetables and not filling up on French fries, or is there other stuff at work?
The way in understand it, is that being low carb is an inefficient way to live, because your body needs to synthesize carbs, which means that you’re also burning more energy. So more calories out, fewer calories in. And you lose a bunch of water since the glycogen in your cells also holds water.
Ive lost 30 or so pounds doing IF and low carb along with exercise. But it’s been slow going. Wondering if it’s time to shake things up and try something a little different.