The risks associated with low carb diets

We have all been amazed at how low carb diets can really help a person lose weight. However, we also need to see the other side of the coin and look at the disadvantages of low carb diets.

It is true that low carb diets can help one lose unwanted weight initially, so people see dramatic results with regard to their weight. However, following this diet long term may not be all that appealing, since it increases the risk of having heart diseases. That is because low carb diets involve a high intake of saturated fat, which only increases the risk for heart attack and stroke. Therefore, it may be advisable not to use the low carb diet as a long term diet plan. You should still combine this diet with other weight loss treatments, such as exercise and healthy lifestyle habits. Even if you only eat moderate carbohydrates from time to time, as long as you are exercising, you will still be able to lose weight and maintain a healthy body.


 
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Atkins Diet
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South Beach Diet
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No White Diet - no white flour, potatoes, white rice
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No sugars, high sugar fruit, starchy vegetables
6%
I created my own low carb plan
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