In the fitness industry we tell people to do “moderate carbs” not“no carbs.” However, there is always a select few that love to do severely low carb, to no carb diets. Severely low carbohydrate intake (over a long period of time) can put you into Ketosis.
Low carb diets can cause your body to go into a dangerous metabolic state called ketosis since your body burns fat instead of glucose for energy. During ketosis, the body forms substances known as ketones, which can cause organs to fail and result in gout, kidney stones, or kidney failure. Ketones can also dull a person’s appetite, cause nausea and bad breath. Ketosis can be prevented by eating at least 100 grams of carbohydrates a day (source).
When taking breathalyzer tests Ketosis registers as alcohol during the test. You should be more careful if you intake between 20- 40 carbs per day (source)
Caution: If you are going to be drinking; chances are, the officer giving you the test hasn’t been reading Fit Tip Daily. So, if you need to drink stay home!
Also, keep in mind that when you don’t have carbohydrates in your stomach to soak up that alcohol; you’ll be plastered in no time!
Solution: Don’t combine Low carb diets with alcohol.
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)