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How many carbs is considered "low carb"?

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A low-carb diet consists of 50 to 150 grams of carbohydrates, depending on the diet. The average daily carbohydrate intake is 225 to 325 grams, based on a diet of 2,000 calories per day. Low-carb diets are proven to be effective in weight loss.

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Low-carb diets typically have phases, with carbohydrate intake around 20 grams per day for the first two-week phase. Carbohydrate consumption can be increased after the first two weeks but should not go over 150 grams per day.

Long-term use of a low-carbohydrate plan should be discussed with a medical professional or dietitian for support and monitoring.

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