A heathy diet should prevent a person (whether you are normal weight or obese) from having a heart attack, stroke or metabolic diseases like diabetes or hypertension. What experts have been advocating in the past 3 decades (low fat low calorie diet) does not seem to offer the above outcome. The following 2 evidence should make the above statement convincing:
One of the largest well-controlled studies involving 48,835 post-menopausal women showed there was no reduction in risk of coronary heart disease, stroke or cardiovascular disease in those on low-fat diet compared with those taking usual American diet !
More recently, a large well-controlled study  revealed, compared to those on Mediterranean diet, subjects taking low-fat diet have 30% higher risk of having a stroke. The study was terminated prematurely, because it would be unethical to continue such a diet.
Why low-carb diet?
If low-fat diet doestn't work, what alternatives do we have? Of course, the Mediterranean diet mentioned above is a good alternative. Otherwise, what this website is advocating is a 150-year-old method of eating our way to health. There are at least 17 high-quality diet intervention studies  showing that low-carb diet is superior to the conventional wisdom of low-fat low-calorie diet.
If you are not a medical professional, the collection of video clips on the following page [/videos-in-english.html] might convince you. If you are still skeptical of the fact that "despite eating a lot of eggs, high-fat cream, cheese, lard & meat (provided you stay away from sweet beverages & bakery, high starch foods & high glycemic index fruits), you can still lose weight plus improve your blood sugar & lipid profile", give it a try. Just observe the results for yourself. You don't have to take my word for granted. Millions of people the world over has done so & witnessed the results for themselves.
If you want more information about healthy diets, please visit the following blog (it is the site from where I get the inspiration to create mine):
 Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Risk of Cardiovascular Disease The Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial; JAMA. 2006;295:655-666 [for full text, go to the link below]
 Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease with a Mediterranean Diet. N Eng J Med 2013 [for full text, go to the link below]
 RCTs showing significantly more weight loss with low carb diets:
1. Shai I, et al. Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, mediterranean, or low-fat diet. N Engl J Med 2008;359(3);229–241.https://www.dropbox.com/s/m6kvwps4qya6vnt/Low_carb%20Vs%20low_fat%20diet.pdf
2. Gardner CD, et al. Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and learn Diets for Change in Weight and Related Risk Factors Among Overweight Premenopausal Women. The a to z Weight Loss Study: A Randomized Trial. JAMA. 2007;297:969–977. https://dl.dropbox.com/u/79367435/LCD/A%20to%20Z%20trial_JAMA_2007.pdf
3. Brehm BJ, et al. A Randomized Trial Comparing a Very Low Carbohydrate Diet and a Calorie-Restricted Low Fat Diet on Body Weight and Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Healthy Women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2003;88:1617–1623.
4. Samaha FF, et al. A Low-Carbohydrate as Compared with a Low-Fat Diet in Severe Obesity. N Engl J Med 2003;348:2074–81.
5. Sondike SB, et al. Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents. J Pediatr. 2003 Mar;142(3):253–8.
6. Aude YW, et al. The National Cholesterol Education Program Diet vs a Diet Lower in Carbohydrates and Higher in Protein and Monounsaturated Fat. A Randomized Trial. Arch Intern Med. 2004;164:2141–2146.
7. Volek JS, et al. Comparison of energy-restricted very low-carbohydrate and low-fat diets on weight loss and body composition in overweight men and women. Nutrition & Metabolism 2004, 1:13.
8. Yancy WS Jr, et al. A Low-Carbohydrate, Ketogenic Diet versus a Low-Fat Diet To Treat Obesity and Hyperlipidemia. A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Ann Intern Med. 2004;140:769–777.
9. Nichols-Richardsson SM, et al. Perceived Hunger Is Lower and Weight Loss Is Greater in Overweight Premenopausal Women Consuming a Low-Carbohydrate/High- Protein vs High-Carbohydrate/Low-Fat Diet. J Am Diet Assoc. 2005;105:1433–1437.
10. Krebs NF, et al. Efficacy and Safety of a High Protein, Low Carbohydrate Diet for Weight Loss in Severely Obese Adolescents. J Pediatr 2010;157:252-8.
11. Summer SS, et al. Adiponectin Changes in Relation to the Macronutrient Composition of a Weight-Loss Diet. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2011 Mar 31. [Epub ahead of print]
12. Halyburton AK, et al. Low- and high-carbohydrate weight-loss diets have similar effects on mood but not cognitive performance. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:580–7.
13. Dyson PA, et al. A low-carbohydrate diet is more effective in reducing body weight than healthy eating in both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects. Diabet Med. 2007 Dec;24(12):1430-5.
14. Keogh JB, et al. Effects of weight loss from a very-low-carbohydrate diet on endothelial function and markers of cardiovascular disease risk in subjects with abdominal obesity. Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87:567–76.
15. Volek JS, et al. Carbohydrate Restriction has a More Favorable Impact on the Metabolic Syndrome than a Low Fat Diet. Lipids 2009;44:297–309.
16. Partsalaki I, et al. Metabolic impact of a ketogenic diet compared to a hypocaloric diet in obese children and adolescents. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2012;25(7-8):697-704.
17. Daly ME, et al. Short-term effects of severe dietary carbohydrate-restriction advice in Type 2 diabetes–a randomized controlled trial. Diabet Med. 2006 Jan;23(1):15–20.
18. Westman EC, et al. The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low- glycemic index diet on glycemic control in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutr. Metab (Lond.)2008 Dec 19;5:36.
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