Reviews For The Low Fat Weight Loss Diet

Reviews For The Low Fat Weight Loss Diet

Low Carb Diet means that the percentage of carbohydrate by calorie is low. It limits carbohydrates, such as grains, starchy vegetables, fruit and emphasizes dietary protein and fat. The USDA Food Pyramid recommends 50-70% carb in the diet,
40-50% is Moderate Carb
25-39% is Low Carb
0-25% is Very Low Carb
By comparison, low-carb diets recommend less than 40% and in some cases, less than 25%. The aim of low carb diets is to force the body to use fat as its main energy source. When you cann't supply adequate carbs, your body will burn protein and fat instead of its preferred fuel of carbs and your body is in Ketosis.

In one study, published in 2004 in the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers tracked 120 overweight adults on a low-carb diet for six months. By the study's end, the low-carb dieters had lost an average of 31 pounds. However, ketosis actually is a diuretic effect, leading the dieter to think that significant weight reduction is taking place. In fact, most of the early loss is water and muscle tissue rather than fat, the lost water is regained quickly when if the dieter resumes eating balanced carbohyrate.

Popular Low-carb Diets Plan

The Atkin's Diet

Probably the most famous, by Dr Robert Atkins.

South Beach Diet

Is a heart-friendly version of the Atkins, emphasizes the consumption of good carbs and good fats.

Zone Diet

40% carbohydrate, is basically a high protein, low carbohydrate, semi-starvation diet.


Are primarily made from soy, along with significant amounts of vitamins and minerals.

28 Days Diet

Lose 10-20 lbs. The plan's significance is its length, you have a month to make changes to eating habits.

7 Days Diet

Lose 10-17 lbs. A very unbalanced and quite risky diet. You will burn no more calories than you take in.

NutriSystem Diet

Started in 1972, is based on the Glycemic Index.

LA Diet

Uses the Trans Metabolic Factor which is supposed to help the body to continuously burn calories.

A Simple Low-Carb Shopping List, What Can I Eat?

Eat ---

Meat, Fish, Eggs, Vegetables, Fruit, Nuts, Seeds, High-fat Dairy, Fats, Healthy Oils, Tubers and Non-gluten Grains

Don't Eat ---

Sugar, HFCS, Wheat, Seed Oils, Trans Fats, Artificial Sweeteners, Low-fat and Highly Processed Foods

Drink ---

Coffee, Tea, Water, Carbonated Soda Without Artificial Sweeteners

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