Popular Diets That Restrict Carbohydrates

Low-carb diets such as the Atkins and Zone Diet restrict carbohydrate consumption and emphasize eating products high in protein and fat. The Zone Diet is a popular nutritional approach which recommends that dieters stick to ration and portion rules. The list of restricted foods includes bread, sweets, and red meats. The Atkins Diet limits the intake of carbohydrates so that the body starts burning fat. Dieters can have eggs, meat, and other protein-rich foods, as well as oils, fats, and low-carb vegetables.

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The Caveman Diet promises that dieters will build muscle mass and will lose weight. Dieters should have 5 ? 6 meals a day and can eat all foods that were staples during Paleolithic times (e.g. raw vegetables, game, roots). The Low GI Diet incorporates popular GI foods such as strawberries, porridge, ravioli, and full-fat milk. The plan helps dieters to stabilize their blood sugar and to lose weight. The Sugar Busters Diet advises dieters to eat dairy products, vegetables, cereals, and whole grains while taboo foods include sweets and starchy foods. The South Beach Diet emphasizes controlled portions and bans foods such as pastries, pasta, crackers, and cheese. Dieters can have wine during the second phase.

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