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Can Dieting Cause Hair Loss
This is the time of year when many people over eat. And after over eating, many of them go on a diet. But, can dieting cause hair loss?
Are you on the Atkins Diet and now currently experiencing hair loss? You may not realise it but the two are correlated. Going on any diet, especially after losing more than 20 pounds can definitely wreak havoc on hair growth.
The strictest phase in the Atkins Diet, which is the ketogenic phase is the worst for your hair. This extremely low carb phase will trigger ketosis where the body will turn to stored glycogen thus burning up fat. As Dr. Atkins puts you on a strictly low carbohydrate diet, the body then turns to fats and other sugars in your body in order to maintain its regular requirement needs. Because of this low carbohydrate plan, the most common side effect to this is hair loss. This diet also limits the vegetables and fruit that you take, resulting to more vitamin deficiencies which further cause hair loss.
This is the reason why the Atkins Diet emphasises on adding vitamins and supplements to your daily diet. Vigorous dieting may cause you to lose out on essential nutrients and can adversely affect your normal bodily functions.
So should you scrap the Atkins Diet altogether? Well, not really. If you are keen on following this method but terrified about its potential hair loss side effects, ensure that your hair is fed with essential nutrients even while your body is on a diet.