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Low-carb vs Low-fat For Weight Loss

Interestingly carbohydrates are the only macronutrient with no specified minimum requirement. Although fat and protein are essential, carbohydrate intake is not needed for survival. Although there is no exact definition of how much carbohydrate accounts to a low-carbohydrate diet, it can generally be defined as a diet where carbohydrates are restricted in favour of protein or fat intake, whereas traditional low-fat diets are diets where fat contributes to < 30% of total energy intake. Now the idea of reducing carbohydrates for weight loss has dominated the ‘diet’ industry ever since the introduction of diet books such as The Atkins Diet, promoting this idea that carbohydrates are the evil things that are the reason why we can no longer fit in those favourite pair of jeans...