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... ... middle of paper ... ...rily fare 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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