How you can get around this is to make sure you are eating plenty of low carb veggies in your diet such as: leafy greens, broccoli or cauliflower.
By increasing your intake of non-starchy vegetables, you are not only getting fiber but many vitamins and minerals that may be now lacking in the diet.
B vitamins, antioxidants and potassium are nutrients that may be lacking in a diet that limits whole grains, fruits and vegetables.
Mayo Clinic (1) suggests besides constipation, following a low carb diet may cause: headaches, bad breath, muscle weakness, nausea, muscle cramps or fatigue.
If you experience these symptoms, adding in nutrient dense sources of carbs may help alleviate them. Over time, some symptoms may also go away.
Before switching to a low carb diet, consult your healthcare team for individualized guidance.
Sticking with a low carb diet can be hard if you eat meals outside your home. Most food from a restaurant or from pre-packaged foods may not fit your low carb regimen.
Some low carb weight loss plans add in some carbs for different phases of the diet which may help with adhering to the diet long term.
Another consideration for following a low carb diet is exercise. Exercising while following a low carbohydrate diet may not line up with your exercise goals.
You may feel more tired and weak during your workouts if you severely limit your carbohydrate intake.
Where low carb diets may have an advantage for weight loss is in the initial steps. Some studies have found a low carb diet can increase weight loss initially over other diets.
One reason for this is because following a low carb diet will promote a loss of water weight and glycogen stores.
You may notice when first starting a low carb diet your weight loss is over a few pounds per week.
Note: Hypnosis for weight loss, can help you accelerate weight loss when following a diet.
After the first few weeks, or even months, of following a low carb diet, does the weight continue to melt off faster than other diet types?