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LOW-CARB DIETS, EXPLAINED

SO, WHAT’S THE DEAL WITH ALL THESE LOW-CARB DIETS, SUCH AS KETO AND ATKINS?

THE PROS Many people who try a super-low-carb eating plan such as the keto diet or Atkins diet have initial success losing weight or managing their blood glucose. And that’s because these diets involve a lot of healthy choices. Eating healthy fats, getting adequate protein and cutting out processed carbohydrates, condiments and fast food – all of these steps are good for you, says Lynch.

But it’s not the particular diet that’s responsible for these changes. It’s the fact you are creating some rules around what you eat – and following them. “People cut out the high volumes of rice, the granola bars, the sodas or energy drinks, and they’ve cut out a lot of inflammation from those foods. [They have lower] insulin levels and they feel better,” he says.

Cutting out simple sugars

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