A Low-Carb diet allows you to lose weight by reducing sugar consumption: it is therefore a low-carbohydrate diet.
What is the Low-Carb diet?
In English “Low-Carb” means “Low Carbohydrates” which means low in carbohydrates. In other words, a Low-Carb diet is a diet low in sugars, or even no sugars at all.
Indeed, a Low-Carb diet consists of the reduction of all sugars:
- the slow sugars: bread, rice, pasta ;
- fast sugars: fruit, chocolate…
All other foods are allowed.
The main advantage of this scheme is that the Low-Carb diet has one main advantage: rapid weight loss.
Disadvantages of a Low-Carb diet
The Low-Carb regime also has drawbacks:
- It is difficult to follow because it is restrictive and monotonous.
- It is not adapted to everyone’s nutritional needs.
- It can cause dietary deficiencies due to the lack of consumption of fruits and certain vegetables.
- Weight regain is often unavoidable at the end of the diet, and weight loss is not very durable beyond 6 months.
- Like all low-carbohydrate diets, the onset of bad breath is almost automatic.
- Transit disorders are quite common.
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