Have you wondered what the real difference is between a low carb diet, or food plan, and a low calorie diet is? Is there really a big difference?
A low calorie diet cuts all calories, sometimes fat more than the other micro nutrients, which your body will adapt to over time and lower your metabolic rate. Since you’re not cutting carbs as a percentage of total calories, insulin will be released every time you eat which inhibits the release of stored fat for fuel.
A low carb eating plan, for instance where carbs are less than 20% of total calories and maybe as low as 5-10%, allows blood sugar levels to remain low and keeps insulin releases lower and less frequent. This allows stored fat to be broken down and released for fuel into the bloodstream. The effect of this eating plan often provides more satiety, less hunger and fewer calories to be eaten because body fat is being utilized.