Three of the most popular diets, Atkins, Keto, and Low-Carb, all focus on meticulously monitoring the ingestion of carbohydrates, but the goal of each diet is different. For the Atkins diet, carbohydrates are used as the primary motivator for weight loss, as opposed to the low-carb diet, which restricts carbohydrates to a minimum. The Keto diet on the other hand limits carbohydrates so that your body can adapt to using fats as fuel. The diet that is right for you depends on your overall health and rigidity involved. It’s important to consult a doctor before partaking in any of these diets.
- Atkins has lower intake of fat than Keto and focuses on intake of fat and protein over carbs
- Low-carb is not as strict in definitions, other than low intake of carbs
- All three work differently and should be used for different goals: keto diet for effectiveness, low-carb diet for flexibility and Atkins diet for moderate approach
“All three diets (ketogenic, Atkins, low-carb) limit carbs and sugar and focus on eating more green veggies over starchy ones, limiting packaged food items, and bulking up on fats and protein over carbs.”