Low carb diets are quite popular among individuals who want to lose weight. You don’t need a dietitian to tell you to stop eating carbs in order to lose weight. You just know it. We’ve all noticed how eating certain food items such as pasta, donuts, and other high-carb foods contribute to our weight gain.
So, it makes sense that for so many years, dietitians have been creating and modifying various low carb diets. Some diets remove processed carbs in one’s meal while others eliminate carbs completely, like in the case of the Carnivore diet.
There’s the simple low carb diet which is what most people mean when they think of the word “diet.” It’s nothing special, just watching what you eat and cutting back on carbs as much as possible.
The Ketogenic diet is that one that almost everyone has been talking about recently. Its popularity is quite justified because people have lost more weight while on the Keto diet than with anything else. While on a Keto, you’re required to only eat about 20 grams of carbs per day.
This will result in your body entering a state of ketosis where it relies on ketone bodies rather than glucose to produce energy. As long as your body is in ketosis, it’ll burn fat. The rest of your caloric intake will consist of fats and green leafy vegetables.
The Atkins diet is another famous low carb diet. In fact, it was rather popular until the keto diet emerged. The Atkins diet has been around for several decades and its main perk is that it has a maintenance phase at the end to make sure that you don’t gain back the pounds that you lost to reach your target.
Moving from the old to the new, we have the Carnivore diet. Ever wish you could eat nothing but meat for the rest of your days? Well, a Carnivore diet is a new trend that’s pretty much all about the meat. You can eat all kinds of meat and fish as well as dairy products and animal fat. Anything else isn’t allowed, even fruits and vegetables.
It’s probably best to postpone going on a Carnivore diet for now until it’s studied by the medical community. Eliminating fruits and vegetables and only eating meat and animal fat might not be very healthy in the long run.
The Ketogenic diet is so popular that the older forms of dieting are slowly being forgotten. This is because the results of going on a Keto diet are so amazing and weight loss could happen in as fast as a couple of weeks. Maintaining a Keto diet for a few months could result in incredible weight loss.
In order to do this, you’ll need enough self-restraint to abstain from eating more than 20 grams of carbs per day. These carbs should be obtained via low carb foods as well. No processed food is allowed or else you’ll knock your metabolism out of ketosis and have to start over again. Ketosis is the hallmark of a Ketogenic diet. If your body isn’t in ketosis even though you’re not eating carbs then you’re simply on a low carb diet.
These are some examples of the low carb diets that you can try. Be sure to learn everything about each of them before you choose which diet to pursue. If you choose the keto diet, we have a lot of resources for you to use as a guide.