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What exactly does it really mean to go on a low carb diet?

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Dr. John Garner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: That you eat less

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.

In brief: That you eat less

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.
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