Supporters contend that
the large amount of carbohydrates in our diet has led to
increased problems with obesity, diabetes, and other health situations. On the
other hand, some attribute obesity and related health problems to over eating of
calories and lack of physical activity. They also express concern that without grains,
fruits, and vegetables in low-carbohydrate diets may lead to deficiencies of some
key nutrients, including vitamin C, fiber, folic acid, and many minerals.
It is already known that any diet, whether high or low in carbohydrates, can
produce meaningful weight loss during the early stages of the diet. Keep in mind,
the key to a diet being successful is in being able to lose the weight on a
Let's see if we can expose some of the mystery about low-carb diets. Following, is a
listing of some related points taken from recent studies and scientific literature.
Point 1 - Some Differences Between Low-Carb Diets
There are many famous diets created to lower carbohydrate consumption.
Lowering total carbohydrates in the diet means that protein and fat will take up a
proportionately greater amount of the total caloric intake.
Low carbohydrate diets like the Atkins Diet restrict carbohydrate to a point where
the body becomes ketogenic (a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet that includes
normal amounts of protein). Other low-carb diets like the Zone and
Bread are less confined. Some, like Sugar Busters announce only
to eliminate sugars and foods that elevate blood sugar levels excessively.
Point 2 - What We Know about Low-Carb Diets
+Close to all of the studies to date have been small with a diversity of research