Low carb dietary program restricts carbohydrate intake. This diet is generally used for weight loss, but it has some other health benefits besides treating obesity. It can help treat diabetes and reduce risk of metabolic syndrome. In this diet, food high in carbs is limited or replaced with food that has higher percent of protein and fats.
Foods low in carbs are fish, poultry, shellfish, eggs, fats and oils, and some fruits and vegetables (spinach, olives, lettuce).