Low carb diets come in many different forms and vary greatly in how many and which carbohydrates are allowed. Many people find they are able to successfully lose weight quickly following a low carb diet, but it is important to understand the different types of low carb diets and your lifestyle when considering a low carb diet.
Low carb diet is a broad term used to cover lots of different diets as well as popular weight loss programs including Atkins, Ketogenic Diet, South Beach, the Zone Diet, Protein Power, Sugar Busters, Dukan Diet, and more. It is also sometimes known as a reduced carb diet or a low glycemic diet. While each specific low carb diet may be slightly different in the number of carbs they allow, in general low carb diets look to reduce (not eliminate completely) the number of carbohydrates consumed daily and eliminate foods that raise blood sugar.
Low carb diets can very greatly in the number of allowed carbs, however there are generally three types of low carb diets.