When you’re setting out to make changes to your diet in hopes of improving your health, it’s important to remember that everyone’s experience will be different—especially if your goal is to lose weight. One change you might be considering is committing to a low-carb diet.
When you start out, you may have high expectations—especially if you’ve seen the change work well for others. Remember: Your experience may not be the same as someone else’s, even if you do all the same things, because your body is unique.
Approach your goal, be it weight loss or improved overall health, as an interested and careful observer of your body. Notice and note how your body responds to the changes you make. And while you can’t predict the exact outcome of your efforts, there are a few common experiences people can expect on a low-carb diet.
The best way to prepare yourself to cope with the challenges of a low-carb diet is to understand what happens in your body when you make lifestyle changes. Then, you can empower yourself with everything you need to confront these challenges effectively as you work toward your goals.