Unless you've been living under a rock all your life I'm guessing you've been hearing all about low carb diets. There are one of the biggest trends in the dieting and weight loss world.
But you may be surprised that most people who go on these diets fail miserably to lose any fat. So do low card diets work? Absolutely. However its not a question of do they work. Its will it work for the average dieter? And the honest answer to that is no.
Low carb diets have several problems which make losing weight difficult for the average person. You see when you go on a low carb diet the restrictions on the carbs are often way too severe and most people cant keep that up.
Just to give you a an example of how restrictive these diets can get. The Atkins diet is a very popular diet for losing weight via 'restricting carbs'. In the first phase the limit that is given in that diet is 20 grams of NET CARBS per day! If you eat an apple you would have already gone passed the limit.
Not all low carb diets are that bad but the concept is similar. Not only that but there is another problem which is usually the killer for most people. If you've tried any low carb diets before you'll know how they make you feel. If you have not tried it, let me tell you. Weak, miserable and exhausted!
Would you like to feel like that day in day out? Imagine what consequences you'd experience in you're life. With you're job, your family etc.
In my opinion, a good weight loss program is one that is easy to follow and does not leave you hungry, moody and weak all day. Something that you can fit into your lifestyle that is not such a strain.
In order to lose fat consistently, you need to be all 3 nutrients: Protein, Carbohydrates, and Fat. However the trick is you need to know what proportions to consume them in and in what frequency. This is exactly why most people will fail in fat loss.
So in conclusion, low carb diets do work, however they probably wont work for you. They are definitely not the solution to weight loss. Instead following a well balanced program which includes all 3 nutrients in the right proportions and at the right times in the day will surely have you reach you're goals and have fun in the process.