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The fashion of low-carb diets seems to come and go, whether it be the Atkins, Keto or other diets, and the debate as to whether a low-carb approach is healthy or not continues.

For many people, a low-carb diet is a great way to lose weight and people have reported amazing results when it comes to weight loss, but what effect does this, sometimes dramatic weight loss, have on our health?


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  • diet (noun)
  • diet (verb)
  • hunger (noun)
  • go on a diet (idiom)
  • be on a diet (idiom)
  • hungry (adjective)
  • crave (verb)
  • defficient (adjective)

The Question

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Are low carb diets healthy?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to Low-Carb Diet
  • Have you ever tried a low-carb diet? If yes, how was it for you?
  • What is the most difficult thing about being on a low-carb diet?
  • Why do you think people lose so much weight on a low-carb diet?
  • Are carbohydrates beneficial for us?
  • What are the good things about a low-carb diet?
  • What are the bad things about a low-carb diet?

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