Generally, the health and nutrition experts agree that cutting the excess carbs and burning fat is the ideal approach to losing weight. The carbohydrates are the main source of energy and your body stores this energy as fat to be used when food energy is not available. Obviously, your body won’t burn excess fat as long as you are feeding your body with carbs and fats.
Although a balanced diet and workout regime is an ideal approach to losing weight, the fitness experts are divided into two camps. A number of experts claim that a low carb diet is the best way to lose weight and improve your health. However, other experts claim that a low-fat diet is a better method of losing weight.
Low carb diets can be very useful in creating the calorie deficit and achieving your fitness goals, but it can cause induction flu (flu-like symptoms), cramps, constipation, bad breath, heart palpitations, and reduced physical performance. These side effects can be easily avoided by maintaining the proper intake of water and salts.
Low-fat diets can significantly reduce your overall calorie intake, but amino acids are extremely crucial for your good health. Low-fat diets can encourage you to consume harmful foods that are sold as zero-fat products, discourage you from eating certain healthy foods, raise triglycerides, lower high-density cholesterol, deteriorate lipid profile, and cause heart-related health issues.
A low carb approach has certain advantages in terms of a higher HDL to total cholesterol ratio, but things hardly end up as planned. Simple sugars and exotic delicacies can be more tempting than you can handle. So, some nutrition experts recommend carb blockers as a hack to achieve low carb intake.
These carb blockers prevent the absorption of carbohydrates and excess calories are passed undigested. We need an enzyme called Amylase for breaking the complex carbohydrates. Some prescription drugs use Amylase inhibitors to prevent carb absorption in patients with type-2 diabetes. Many herbal supplements are also available to prevent starch absorption.