There are supporters of any diet program and critics as well. In addition, a lot of diet plans have advantages and disadvantages; this includes the low carbohydrate diet.
In 1863 an overweight Englishman, named William Banting, published “Letter on Corpulence Addressed to the Public”. In his letter, Banting describes a diet for weight control by giving up bread, butter, milk, sugar, beer and potatoes. Throughout the 19th century diabetes was treated with a very low carb diet, known as the Ketogenic Diet. This is how the High Fat-Low Carb diet first came about.
If you are experiencing any low carb stalls. Have had success losing weight on a low carb diet, but are now “treading water” or gaining a little bit of weight back. It might be worth taking a few intermittent fasts in order to see if that helps. Try giving yourself specific eating windows. Or, you can try the 24 hour approach, where you eat dinner and then do not eat anything else until dinner the next night, which means that you are still eating every day, just a limited amount of foods.
Counting carbs is not always easy, but understanding them is half the battle. While fiber may be tricky, it’s considered a good carb and should be thought of as such. White sugar and white bread are much higher on the Glycemic Index, putting us more at risk for diabetes. But those foods that are low help our digestive system feel more full when we are eating.