For those new to a low carb diet, thinking about a low carb diet or looking for guidance about starting a low carb diet then the excellent blog Low Carb Support has a superb round up of FAQs with links to excellent articles from the site. Here’s a taster with a link to the full article below…
Will a low-carb diet help me lose weight?
Yes. If you stick with the guidelines of your chosen low-carb diet, it is certain that you will lose weight (unless you suffer from any medical conditions that may affect your metabolism – in which case you need to discuss any diet plans with your doctor). Find out why cutting down on carbs leads to weight loss.
Are low-carb diets better than other types of diet?
Low-carb diets have several advantages over low-fat or calorie-restricted diets. One major advantage is the absence of hunger, which makes it much easier to stick with this type of diet. Read my post about why I choose a low-carb lifestyle.
Are low-carb diets dangerous?
No! This is just a myth perpetuated by the media. There is no scientific evidence to prove this opinion. Most people actually experience improvements to their health as a result of a low-carb diet, including better digestion, lower cholesterol levels and more energy. Read more about low-carb diet myths.
Are there any downsides to low-carb diets?
You might end up spending more money on food, as proteins and fresh vegetables tend to be more expensive that cheap refined carbs such as pasta and bread. However, it is still possible to do low-carb on a budget, you will just need to be more selective.
Most low-carb diets include a lot of animal proteins and fats, and so would be difficult for vegetarians. However, there are some plans designed specifically with this in mind: The Vegetarian Low-Carb Diet.
Which diet should I choose?
There are many low-carb diet plans – you need to find one that would suit your lifestyle. Have a look through this overview of four most popular low-carb diets.
See more frequently asked low carb diet questions at: Low-carb dieting: New Year round-up