Livin' la vida low carb! Why cutting carbs works for weight loss and how to get started

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Ask anyone how they feel about carbs and you’re likely to get strong opinions and possibly some strong emotions too.

Some people believe the best thing you can do for your health – and your waistline – is to cut out carbs. Others believe there’s no need to be quite so drastic. Then there are those who’d say the only way you’re going to get that warm, delicious, freshly baked loaf of bread away from them would be to prise it from their cold, dead hands.  

There’s no doubt about it – carbs have become controversial.

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