Everyone is talking about low carb diet to lose weight.

And with any diet trend, we want to know, is going “low carb” good, or bad?

Is it dangerous?

Should you try this diet on your own?

But first – what is a low carb diet, exactly?

A low carb diet is low in sugars and starches, also known as carbohydrates.

A low carb diet also contains adequate, not high amounts of proteins, plus natural fats.

Still, there remains some confusion about keto and low-carb diets, what you can eat on these diets, and if they are healthy.

Let’s separate fact from fiction.

Myth?

low carbing means no carbs at all.

Fact!

low carb diet restricts carbohydrate consumption rather than ban carbohydrates.

Myth?

low carb diet bans ALL fruits and vegetables.

Fact!

low carb diets emphasize non starchy vegetables, and people on a low-carb diet usually consume more vegetables than those on high carbohydrate diets.

Myth?

The body requires sugar and carbs to have energy.

FAct!

When you eat less sugar and carbs, the body will instead turn to burning fat for energy, leading to much higher energy levels overall!

Myth?

high protein food can put a lot of strain on your kidneys.

Fact!

a healthy individual shouldn’t experience any problems on a low carb diet. studies show that a low carb diet help the kidneys heal.

Myth?

low carb diets will get you Heart Disease.

Fact!

the three major factors for heart disease – high blood pressure, cholesterol, and triglycerides decline while on a low-carb diet.

Myth?

You have to eat a lot of meat to do a low carb or keto diet.

Fact!

Low carb diets are totally OK if you wish to be a vegetarian or eat mostly fish as your protein source! In fact, many fish contain high levels of omega-3 fatty acids, which is the healthiest type of fat for your body to consume.

Myth?

you can’t drink alcohol on a low carb diet.

Fact!

most alcoholic beverages have low carb content but they are high in calories; regular beer has 3-4 carbs per 100 grams; so drink in moderation.

Myth?

You can’t follow a low-carb diet for the rest of your life.

Fact!

You can actually eat a wide variety of foods on a low carb eating plan.

Higher amounts of fat in the diet make foods tasty and more satisfying so you feel less hungry overall.

There are definitely more false notions about the keto and low-carb diets and we’re sure you’ve heard one or two, Go to LowCarbMag.com and share it with us.

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