We’re always being told that a low-fat diet is healthier for a number of reasons, but often these cited reasons are without any kind of concrete, detailed information to back them up. This is not the case with low-carb diets, and here are seven solid reasons why a low-carb diet is better for you than a low-fat diet:
1. It helps restrict the amount of calories you consume.
Yep, a low-carb diet is going to automatically reduce the amount of calories you are consuming on a daily basis, and obviously that will have a major impact on your ability to shed pounds. But the amazing thing is that when you’re on a low-carb diet, you are free to basically eat as much as you want (within reason of course), whereas those on a low-fat diet have it drilled into them that they need to count every one of those calories right from the outset. They often end up consuming the same amount of calories anyway, but there are fewer restrictions on the low-carb diet.
2. It has been proven that it leads to more weight loss.
This point is, of course, the main aim of all healthier diets, but it has been scientifically proven that the low-carb approach results in the greatest weight loss. Some people actually lose twice the amount of weight as those on a low-fat diet, which is astonishing, but even better is that those on the low-carb diet have a tendency to lose weight more in the abdominal area, which is better for overall health. This can reduce the risk of heart disease or diabetes later in life, and that doesn’t happen with a low-fat diet.