Our expert says:
Yes I know that the Atkins or the high-protein, high-fat diet works, but it does exact a great toll on the body. By cutting out all or practically all carbs you are preventing your body access to the best source of rapidly available energy. This is why you feel and look so tired - no energy. If you consider that the Tour de France cyclists obtain 70% of their energy (and they sure use a lot of energy) from carbs then you can imagine that cutting out carbs is going to make you feel pretty tired. Luckily most people don't stay on the Atkins diet for long, so once you get back to eating a balanced diet that contains carbs (which are not fattening if eaten in moderation and without piling fats like mayonnaise, butter, etc, on them), then you will feel better again.
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