When people take the carbohydrate out of the diet, they have the distinct impression that cutting out this type of food will make them lose weight. In some ways, by removing carbohydrates, a person can “lose weight”, but it that does not really mean to slim down. Losing weight and slimming down are two completely different things. There are people who can lose weight and get fat. But how is that possible??? When a person loses weight, he may be losing two types of tissue, muscle or fat.
There are people who lose weight and end up losing only muscle mass and increasing the fat. In that case we call it “fattening weight loss”. The fat percentage of this individual increases a lot, even though the weight goes down. The opposite is also true. Sometimes a patient gains weight and muscle mass and loses a significant amount of fat. In that case the fat percentage drops dramatically, even though the weight goes up.
So do not worry about the weight, but your body composition. Carbohydrates hold much more water than proteins, in a ratio of 3.5 / 1 respectively. Thus, for each gram of carbohydrate being substituted by protein, the weight decreases by the loss of liquid in the system in an average of 2.5 ml per gram. If carbohydrate were so bad for humans, we would not have amylases in the digestive system, neither “Gluts” as fishers of glucose in tissues. What makes the difference in a diet is not cutting this or that food, but knowing how to respect what to do with each one.