While there may not be one best diet for everyone, it helps to understand the patterns that emerge when everyday people try various diets. In these “real world” studies, more and more evidence confirms the benefits of very low-carbohydrate diets for weight loss and treatment of diabetes.
Those following the very low-carb diet achieved better glucose control while at the same time reducing medications such as metformin, sulfonylureas and insulin more than the other groups.
All of these improvements were seen despite no restriction on total caloric intake in the very low-carbohydrate group. This once again provides evidence that calorie counting is not necessary as long as someone follows a true low-carb, ketogenic diet.
Yep the normal low-carb diet worked for me - lost 14 kgs a couple of years back and its never come back (I stayed on a similar eating pattern, just not as low as 50g per day).
A retrospective study reveals more weight loss and fewer meds for patients with type 2 diabetes when they chose to follow a very low-carb diet.