Definitions

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  • adjective Having fewer carbohydrates than what is standard or typical.

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  • adjective Of a food or diet, low in carbohydrates.

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Examples

  • Some so-called low-carb products are ones we have been eating for years that are naturally low in carbohydrates, such as salad dressings and peanut butter, dressed up with new labels.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • Some so-called low-carb products are ones we have been eating for years that are naturally low in carbohydrates, such as salad dressings and peanut butter, dressed up with new labels.

    Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

  • In addition to failing to make distinctions between low-fat diets that are high in simple carbohydrates and low-fat diets that are high in complex carbohydrates instead, and between those low-fat diets utilizing refined grains and those low-fat diets utilizing whole, unrefined grains instead, here are some other methodological problems to look out for in terms of a discussion of studies of low-fat vs. low-carb diets:

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • I got into the habit of eating a lot of cheese when I was on a low-carb diet—it was the only thing that really filled me up.

    The Small Change Diet

  • What I liked: If anyone has ever presented a more compelling case for low-carb diets then I've never read it.

    Charlotte Hilton Andersen: Want a Bikini Bod for the Summer? Five Health and Fitness Books to Skip

  • The focus of my posts is the methodology and the evidence being used to support low-carb diets and the methodology and the evidence being used to support low-fat diets in the low-carb vs. low-fat diet debate.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • I got into the habit of eating a lot of cheese when I was on a low-carb diet—it was the only thing that really filled me up.

    The Small Change Diet

  • In addition to failing to make a distinction between simple (refined) and complex (unrefined) carbohydrates, here are some other methodological problems to look out for in terms of a discussion of studies of low-fat vs. low-carb diets:

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

  • Interest in low-carb eating and the popularity of energy bars have also raised awareness of new sources of protein.

    The Veggie Burger's New Dream: Be More Like Meat

  • Although the subjects on the low-carb diet ate the most saturated fat, they ended up with the healthiest ratio of HDL to LDL cholesterol and lost twice as much weight as their low-fat-eating counterparts. which seems to question the consensus here and elsewhere that complex carbohydrates (“real” food, “whole” food) are the key to a healthy diet.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Are Carbs Worse than Fat?

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