What is Low Carb?
A low-carb diet reduces carbohydrates eaten and drank, such as those found in sugary foods, soft drinks, pasta and bread.
Sometimes called a ‘Real Foods’ lifestyle as they are often high in natural sources of protein, fats and low starch vegetables
Evidence now shows that a low carbohydrate diet can result in weight loss and improvements to health, including diabetes type 2 remission, control or prevention. Diabetes type 2 was thought to be a progressive chronic condition, so the low carb dietary option is an exciting breakthrough for sufferers.
Why Low Carb?
67.2% (two thirds) of men and 61.5% of women in the UK are obese or overweight, the highest prevalence in Europe. Type 2 diabetes has risen by 65% in the last 10 years, with no sign of slowing down. Diabetes and obesity cost the NHS £16 billion a year.
67.0% (two thirds) of Australian adults are overweight or obese (12.5 million people), an increase from 63.4% in 2014-15.
1.8 million Australians are living with diabetes, this includes 1.3 million people who have been diagnosed and an estimated 500,000 cases of undiagnosed type 2 diabetes. Someone is diagnosed with diabetes every 5 minutes, that’s almost 300 people every day.
Studies show that following a Low Carb diet can reduce weight, maintain weight loss, control or even reverse diabetes type 2.