The 8 Most Popular Ways to Do a Low-Carb Diet

Low-carb diets are popular for weight loss and health improvements. These eight low-carb diet methods are popular:

1. Keto Diet

Eat very low-carbohydrate, high-fat diets to induce ketosis, a metabolic condition where the body burns fat for energy. The typical macros are 70-75% fat, 20-25% protein, and 5-10% carbs.

2. Atkins Diet

The Atkins diet reduces carbohydrate intake while progressively increasing protein and fat intake in four phases, starting with very low carbs in the induction phase and continuing to sustainable carbs later.

3. Paleo Diet

Instead of processed foods, grains, legumes, and dairy, the Paleo diet emphasizes whole foods, lean proteins, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds to imitate our ancestors' diets.

4. Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet

Combining a Mediterranean diet (heavy in fruits, vegetables, olive oil, and lean proteins) with low-carb eating can be balanced.

5. DASH Diet

For high blood pressure patients, the low-carb Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet emphasizes whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean proteins while lowering sodium.

6. Plant-Based Low-Carb Diet

This low-carb, plant-based diet emphasizes non-starchy vegetables, legumes, nuts, seeds, and plant-based proteins while excluding animal products.

7. South Beach Diet

The South Beach diet starts with low carbs to lose weight, then adds healthy carbs and emphasizes lean proteins and beneficial fats.

8. Low-Carb High-Protein Diet

Satiety, muscle retention, and weight management can be achieved by restricting carbohydrates and emphasizing high-protein diets such lean meats, fish, eggs, and plant-based proteins.

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