Can going on a low carb diet help me lose weight?

Yes and no. Dr. Atkins says "yes". I would say "temporarily". A better way is balanced diet. Check out this website and open a free account: http://caloriecount.about.com/?utm_medium=redirect&utm_source=direct&utm_campaign=caloriecountcom.

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If I'm on a low carb diet for a week then I go back to carbs can I lose weight?

Not for long! You might lose a couple pounds the week you are on the diet but will almost certainly gain it back as soon as you go back. Research proves short-term diets don't work! the best way to permanently lose weight is to make permanent dietary changes you can follow for years. My favorite diet for both weight loss & optimal health: http://www.Drfuhrman.Com/library/what-is-a-nutritarian-diet.Aspx. Read more...

Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

Curbing Carbs. The decision to do an "only" type meal plan to lose weight is a personal one, but remember any specialized program is temporary. You can't follow a low carb diet forever, so balancing carbs in your diet is more important. Complex carbs from fruits and veggies are the best source. When you restrict carbs you become ketotic since you burn protein and fats for fuel. Side effects can may occur. Read more...
Low glycemic index. The healthiest diet is a diet with a low glycemic index. This means you will avoid simple carbohydrates like processed flour & sugar & foods containing these. Most vegetables, some fruits, proteins are low glycemic index. There are many books, websites, etc. With good info on this. Read more...

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you start to lose weight?

3500 kcal Worth. Those no carb diets all work by the same mechanism every diet on earth works by: less calories in. The key is that if you eat enough calories to gain weight but do it from fats and protein alone, it'll make you sick, so most people end up eating substantially less. Try it and see (myfitnesspal is a great app for this). Every 3500 cal missed (or so), another pound will fall off. Read more...

How long will you have to stay on a low carb diet before you begin to lose weight?

Weight loss. There is no one plan fits all. In general eat less and exercise more. Many structured plans can work ie weight watchers, 17 day diet, low carb. All have been successful for many. Low carb diet should see benefit within a week as long as you are still not exceeding consumptions of other calories. Read more...

If I eat a low carb diet and drink 2 gallons of water a day will I lose weight fast?

May be. You might lose weight faster, but there is also a possibility you may gain it back when you come off of your diet. Find a balanced diet program you can stick to rest of your life for losing and maintaining the loss. Read more...
Calories, exercise. If you also do aerobic exercise at least 3-5 times a week, weights to build muscle, and restrict your intake of calories by about 300kcal less a day, you will lose about a pound a week which is safest. The main thing is to learn new habits by changing the old over time. Smaller portions with white smaller plates actually has been studied to help. Drink water or water-based soup or salad first. Read more...