The low carb have gained a lot of popularity in the past few years. There are many low carb diets like the Atkins Diet, the South Beach Diet, the Carbohydrate Addicts' Diet, Protein Power, The Zone, SugarBusters!, Lindora Lean for Life, Neanderthin, The Suzanne Sommers Plan, Dr. Bernstein's Diabetic Solution and The Schwarzbein Principle. The main theory behind any low carb diet is the elimination or conversion of carbohydrates in the diet since they promotes insulin production, which is the cause behind weight gain. The low carb dietitians believe that eating fat does not make a person fat. Moreover, overindulgence of possessed carbohydrates is what actually contributes towards weight gain.
The aim of low carb diet is to pressurize the body to utilize the fat stored in the body as the chief source of vital energy. The major difference in all the low carb diets is the amount of carbohydrates allowed. In Atkins diet only about 20 grams of carbohydrates are allowed in the first phase and that too from whole grain sources. Low glycemic carbohydrates are allowed in the SugarBusters diet. Most of these diets administer an increase in the amounts of proteins and fats. This is one of the reason why Atkins diet is also known as a luxurious diet as it allows an unrestricted amounts of meat, cheese and butter.
Low carb diets are easier to follow as compared to many other diets. After a short while the appetite seems to decrease and the energy levels are on all time highs. However any dietitian will not be able to guarantee a weight loss. Moreover it depends on the diligence of a person to stay put to the diet. Moreover, a low carb diet has been known to be good for the heart, they are also known to have many beneficial effects on cholesterol. Low carbohydrate diets are exceptionally beneficial for people suffering for diabetes, as it helps in improving the control of glucose or blood sugar levels.
However, low carb diets have also been widely and openly criticized. By clogging the system of the body with proteins, low carb diets can lead to loss of calcium from bones, which may lead to osteoporosis in the long run. They also supercharge the kidneys as they try to excrete huge quantities of urea, a byproduct of protein metabolic process. Moreover, carbohydrate is a nutrient group which is readily converted to energy. By limiting the carbohydrate intake, low carb diets can rapidly lead to weariness.