Is This Regime a Safe Way to Lose Weight?

One of the most hyped diets of the nineties and early noughties, the low carb diet’s reputation well and truly precedes it. While it all started with Dr Robert C Atkins of the eponymous Atkins diet in the sixties, it is regularly re-packaged under a new name with a slightly different spin. Recently, we’ve had the paleo and ketogenic diets.

What is a low carb diet?

Various low car diets are based on the premise that the body will burn fat when carbohydrate levels are kept relatively low, by cutting bread, pasta and sugar, and upping foods naturally high in fat and protein, such as meat, fish, cheese, nuts and seeds. It’s vital to note that, as with most things, there are different ways of doing low carb. Some people might focus on, say, pork, beef and eggs, others might go hard on nut butter, avocados and sardines.

These can

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Caroline’s shock as show’s tough regime delivers just a 1.5lb weight loss | Celebrity News | Showbiz & TV

The Men Behaving Badly actress, 60, said rumours that contestants on the BBC One show lose masses of weight are untrue. Caroline, who alongside her partner Johannes Radebe danced the cha cha to Rescue Me by Fontella Bass last night, has lost just 1.5lb since training began. She said: “I don’t think it has changed my life! It hasn’t really changed me physically that much. I am a bit stronger but all the rumours of losing 4st in four days are absolutely untrue.

“I have worked over five weeks and lost a pound-and-a-half. I am quite surprised because I’m moving about from dawn ’til dusk.

“Has it changed my life? Not really, no. But the best thing that has happened is that I have met this person named Johannes and I really like him.”

Caroline’s performance impressed the judges last night and had her rivals in stitches with a “feisty

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