Low-carb diets have been popular for many decades.
They used to be highly controversial, but have now been gaining mainstream acceptance.
Low-carb diets tend to cause more weight loss than low-fat diets, at least in the short-term (1).
They also improve numerous health markers, such as blood triglycerides, HDL cholesterol, blood sugar and blood pressure (2, 3, 4, 5, 6).
However, not all low-carb “diets” are the same. There are many different types.
Here are 8 popular ways to do a low-carb diet.
A Typical Low-Carb Diet
Low-Carb, High-Fat (LCHF)
Low-Carb Paleo Diet
The Atkins Diet
Low-Carb Mediterranean Diet