What’s With The Low-Carb Water Weight Loss Wive’s Tale?

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ September 23, 2006

When you are on the low-carb lifestyle, it is almost impossible to avoid hearing someone say about your weight loss, “Oh, it’s just water weight that you are losing and not stored fat.”

This “water weight” argument has been used over and over again so many times that it has unfortunately morphed into fact in some people’s minds. But what really gets me is how this theory is completely unfounded in the actual research conducted by scientists into low-carb diets.

When I lost 180 pounds in 2004 on the Atkins diet, I dropped 30 pounds in the first month and another 40 pounds in month two. Was that all water? Sure, SOME of it MAY have been water, but I would contend my body became a fat-burning machine because of my low-carb way of eating.

Click here to see the evidence debunking the “water weight” myth and to read more of my thoughts about the low-carb water weight loss wive’s tale.

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