We’re all different and what works for one person may not work for the next.
Different strokes for different folks.
However, a large portion of the population stands to benefit from a low-carb diet.
In fact, there are very few things in nutrition that are as rigorously proven to be effective as carb restricted diets for those who are:
- Overweight or obese.
- Type II diabetic.
- Have the metabolic syndrome.
For these disorders, we have at least 21 randomized controlled trials that prove, without a shadow of a doubt, that carb restricted diets yield better results than the low-fat diet that is commonly prescribed.
Here are 7 reasons to choose low-carb over low-fat, backed by science.
Therefore, low-carb diets lead to automatic weight loss. There is no need to control portions as long as the carbs are kept low (2).
Bottom Line: Unlike low-fat dieters, low-carb eaters don’t need to control portions or count calories. Eating fewer carbs leads to an automatic reduction in appetite and weight loss without much effort.
When it has been tested, it is noted that a greater proportion of the fat lost came from the abdominal area in low-carb dieters.
This means that the deep visceral fat, highly associated with diabetes, heart disease and an unflattering appearance, is especially vulnerable to the fat burning effects of low carbohydrate diets (4).
Bottom Line: Low-carb eaters lose more weight compared to people on low-fat diets. Low-carb is particularly effective at reducing belly fat.
For that reason, it seems intuitive that low-carb diets would lead to a reduction in triglycerides, while low-fat diets should increase them.