I do not eat a low-carb diet. I eat plenty of brown rice and sweet potatoes, which are more complex carbs – they release sugar into the bloodstream more slowly than white rice, white potatoes, sugar, or most breads. I myself get most of my protein from fish and beans.
New research suggests that low-carb diets may be associated with INCREASED mortality. This study has all of the limitations of association studies – they don’t prove causation.
The animal low-carbohydrate score was associated with higher all-cause mortality, cardiovascular mortality, and cancer mortality. In contrast, a higher vegetable low-carbohydrate score was associated with lower all-cause mortality…
So, if your idea of an Atkins diet is cheese omelettes for breakfast and burgers without buns, you may be doing yourself a disservice.