Low carb diet. There is a much simpler approach to healthy limitation of carbohydrates than counting carb grams. It is simply the elimination of two classes of carbohydrates: sweets and starches. Sweets are sweet things sweetened with sugar. Artificial sweeteners are not ideal but much better than sugar (i would always recommend avoiding aspartame and saccharin). Starches include any grains, potatoes and rice.
Variable. If you're really interested in a low carb diet, read books by dr. Dean ornish who has done the most research on the subject: http://www. Amazon. Com/ornishs-program-reversing-heart-disease/dp/0804110387 there are also youtube videos - search "dean ornish".
It is a matter of yo. Your will power has a lot to do with it. But you can do it if you go slowly in the beginning and then gradually increase your efforts. Within 3 months, a behavior change can get well established and success is achieved by then but you have to persist with your efforts.
Can you please tell me if it's just carbohydrates of which are sugars I should avoid or all carbs on a low-carb diet?
Not quite! Avoid sugar and starch. Look at the total carb content and subtract fiber for "the digestible" carb intake. Fiber is a carbohydrate, but not digested, so it does not count. Sugar alcohols are supposed to be slowly digested, but there is some disagreement here. So to be safe-total carbs minus fiber, equals your "net" carbs!
Diet. Low carb or not you still have to burn more calories than you ingest. If you burn 500cal a day more than you ingest, you should lose a pound a week.
Holiday. Take a 24 hour holiday from your low carbs - not to say you should binge. Just ease up on the low carb aspect for a day. This helps prevent cravings and will help your energy level.
Try it. The Atkins Diet or the South Beach Diet are both low carb diets - see for yourself.
Low carb. Read this wiki en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/low-carbohydrate_diet.
Two answers... Low carb intially has best effects, but long term, any diet that reduces calorie intake will work.
Low fat is. Not a good diet. You will always be hungry. Eat good fats such as olive oil and coconut oil--good for brain, joints, etc. Lower carb works well for lots of folks but see doc to be sure it's ok for you. Remember to eat protein or you will get tired. Peace and good health.
Don't use low-carb. Diet. Check out www. Drmcdougall. Com for information on a healthy diet. He cites lots of research on the benefits of a low-fat, starch-based diet.