Low-Carb Diet

Type: Vocabulary
Originally published on June 18, 2019 and last updated on February 4, 2023

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?

Go through the vocabulary below with your students and ask them to try and use this vocabaulry where possible when discussing the different conversation questions.

Useful Vocabulary

Try and use the following vocabulary when answering the question. Click to look up the definition in the dictionary

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

Conversation Questions

  • Are low carb diets healthy?
  • 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?
This conversation topic was prepared by Gregory

Gregory is a qualified TEFL teacher who has been teaching English as a Foreign Language (ESL) for over a decade. He has taught in-person classes in Spain and to English learners around the world online.