Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets

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Comparing Low-Carbohydrate Diets and Low-Fat Diets

The two diets I will be focusing on are comparing the low-carbohydrate

diet or the Atkins diet to low-fat diets. The low-carbohydrate diet on one

hand restricts the amount of carbohydrate a person consumes, resulting in

greater weight loss after six months compared to low-fat diets. The low-fat

diet, on the other hand, allows people to lose weight by restring the

amount of fat they consume on a daily basis thus causing the person to lose

weight as well, but not as much as they would have had they been on a

low-carbohydrate diet for the pass six months. Although a person initially

loses less weight on the low-fat diet, they eventually lose the same amount

of weight if they had been on the low-carbohydrate diet after twelve

months. Each of these diets has their different approaches on how to lose

weight, but in the end, they both obtain the same results.

One of these diets being the low-carbohydrate diet, also known as the

Atkins diet, whose approach is to restrict carbohydrate intake and increase

protein intake. Carbohydrates are what is found in foods such as breads and

pastas; and when broken down provides our bodies with energy. While

reducing these kinds of carbohydrates, according to researchers, causes

people to lose weight, so does the strict limitations to the kinds of foods

a person can eat while on this diet. Therefore, when people go on this

diet, they are allowed foods that have fat and protein in it, especially

foods like meat and cheeses, yet they are not allowed certain vegetables,

fruits, pastas, and breads. This diet is based on the idea that if a person

does follow these strict rules and not e...

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better than the low-fat diet after twelve months.

The low-carbohydrate diet and the low-fat diet seem to have two different

approaches to achieving weight loss but come up with similar results after

long-term use. The low-carbohydrate diet on one hand allows people to

consume foods that are higher in fat such as certain meats, while cutting

out carbohydrates. The low-fat diet on the other hand allows people to eat

carbohydrates, but cutting back on the fat a person consumes. Although, it

seems after further research that in the end a person will lose equally as

much weight on the low-carbohydrate diet as they would in the low-fat diet.

No matter the results, it all depends on a person’s personal preference as

to how they want to go about losing all those unwanted pounds, would they

rather cut back on carbohydrates or fats.
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