Can a Low Carb Diet Help Me To Lose Weight?
Any weight loss diet which helps you to eat fewer calories than you burn will cause you to lose weight. Low carb diets are no exception.
Most government and health bodies promote a balanced diet which contains foods from all major food groups, as illustrated in the Food Guide Pyramid.
For example, the US Department of Agriculture advises that a healthy weight loss diet should contain about 25-30 percent calories from fat, about 55 percent calories from carbohydrates and about 15 percent calories from protein. Fad diets – diets that severely restrict or ban foods from any of the major food groups – are not recommended.