4 doctors weighed in:

Should I do a low carb diet to lose weight?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Dr. Lisa Hogan
Thank
Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Joseph De santi
Dr. Joseph De santi
Thank
Read more answers from doctors