How Do Low Carb Diets Work


If youíve dieted at least once any time within the past few years, thereís a good chance that the diet you went on was one of the many low carb diets that are around these days. Although the very first of the low carb diets, the Atkins diet has been around for at least 30 years, the trend for low carb diets has only taken off very recently.

This can probably be accounted for by some media hype along with a number of genuine success stories. And when you throw in a celebrity or two into the mix, youíve the makings of a new fad. Everybody then jumps on the bandwagon which in this case turned out to be low carb diets.

What you need to ask yourself if youíre thinking of trying one of these low carb diets is if the Atkins diet is so popular now, and really works to help you in reducing your weight, why didnít it gain in popularity long before this? After all it has been around for as long as 30 years. Thatís a long tome for a diet to be around without anyone noticing it until the later stages of those 30 years.

And if these low carb diets are as good for you as all these books and practitioners of the diets will tell you, then why is there so much opposition to these diets from nutritional and medical sources? These are questions that only you can answer if you want to find out the truth, but if all you want to do is lose some weight then these low carb diets are ideal for you. The only thing you wonít truly know for certain is what kind of long term effects these low carb diets will have on your system.

Sure youíll reduce the weight and lose the fat off your frame, but at what cost? And the Atkins diet isnít the only low carb diet that you will find. Thereís the ever popular Zone diet, the South Beach Diet, the Hollywood diet, the Stillman diet, and a host of other low carb diets. These diets are all similar in that they promote a high fat, high protein, and low carb intake. Each diet has its own differences and quirks and which one you try depends on what youíve heard, or read, about these low carb diets.

For the constant yo-yo dieter these low carb diets may be just what they need, since despite any drawbacks that it might have they do work, and they do help you to lose weight. If youíre going on a diet, and it doesnít matter overly much which diet it is, you should always be sensible and diet sensibly too. Losing a few pounds quickly wonít help you in the long term. If you keep to the guidance of these low carb diets though, your dieting problems shouldnít be all that numerous and you might even find that youíve left them all behind.



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