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Why I took up a 'no-carbohydrate' challenge and what I learnt

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22.01.2019

First things first: The term 'no-carb diet' is absolutely a misnomer. Almost everything contains carbohydrate.

About 100 gm of cauliflower — which is apparently a very low-carb vegetable — contains at least 5 grams of carbohydrate. So, it’s not easy. Rice, bread, roti are not our only sources of carbohydrates. This is the first thing I learnt as I got really intrigued by every Bollywood star swearing by their Keto diets, and at the same time, high-priced Keto products started popping up on all my social media feeds.

Rice and roti are the most prominent sources of carbohydrates in our everyday diet. But then, there are plenty. (Photo: Reuters)

But I didn’t follow a Keto diet.

All I wanted to do was to reduce the intake of carbohydrates, just to see what happens, and whether is is at all doable — there was no medical reason behind it.

Let me tell you in brief why this diet is everywhere. It allows you to eat fat and protein — the purpose being to lower your carbohydrate intake, so that your body starts burning stored fat. This process is called ketosis.

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