Weight Loss with a Low-Carb Diet

Low carbohydrate (low-carb) diets have become increasingly popular, as they can be effective in reducing the risk for and reversing chronic conditions like type 2 diabetes, balancing hormones, and losing excess weight (1).

Low-carb diets have strategically been used for weight loss since the 1800s (2).

What is a low-carb diet?

Although there is no clear definition for a low-carb diet, the carbohydrate content can be generally defined this way (2):