Low Carbohydrate Diets
There is some evidence that a low-carbohydrate diet may help people lose weight more quickly than a low-fat diet and may help them maintain that weight loss.
• For example, POUNDS LOST (Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies), a two-year head-to-head trial comparing different weight loss strategies, found that healthy diets that varied in the proportions of different macronutrients (carbohydrates, protein and fats) worked equally well in the long run, and that there was no speed advantage for one diet over another.
• The DIRECT study compared low-carb, low-fat, and Mediterranean-style diets and found that after 2 years, weight loss and maintenance were better for low-carb and Mediterranean-style diets as compared to low-fat diets.
• The diets also had different effects on heart disease risk factors. The low-carb diet was most beneficial for lowering triglycerides, the main fat-carrying particle in the bloodstream, and also delivered the biggest boost in protective HDL cholesterol.
A healthy diet that replaced some carbohydrate with protein or fat did a better job of lowering blood pressure and “bad” LDL cholesterol than a healthy, higher-carbohydrate diet.
Based on the latest studies that were done & have shown the importance of the low carb diet to the overall health, we launched at Linas & Dina's Diet Center “The Low Carb Program”.
We provide variety of different meals & snacks that match the basics of the low carb diet. When you follow it, you will get the health advantages in healthy & balanced way especially for those suffering from high triglycerides, high blood pressure & high LDL levels.