The best Low Carb diet plan is probably not universal. Most likely it is the best plan for you, your body, your needs, and your willpower.

However, there are some Low Carb diet plans that rise to the top among the majority of people. Here are the top plans that you can have some success with:


Ketogenic diets are all over my social media feed. It focuses on consuming few carbs (5% of your daily food) with high amounts of fat (75%) and moderate amounts of protein (20%). When you significantly limit your carbs, your body goes into Ketosis. Your body takes that fat and protein and turns it into energy. Learn more about the Keto Diet


Atkins is one of the most famous Low Carb diets. The Atkins restricts carb intake drastically in the first two weeks (20 grams/day), then gradually adds carbohydrates back into your diet. The first two weeks you will mainly eat protein and fats. You will virtually eliminate baked goods, pasta, nuts, and even fruits. After a few weeks, you will begin to incorporate healthier carbs like certain vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. Learn more about the Atkins diet.

South Beach Diet

The South Beach diet is another hugely popular Low Carb diet. It is very similar to the Atkins diet. You restrict all carbs in the first two weeks and then slowly start adding carbohydrates back into your diet for phase 2. Phase 3 is a maintenance phase where you eat carbohydrates in moderation, still sticking to healthier carb options. South Beach diets are focused on selling you meals but can be followed by making your own food without the prepackaged meals. Learn more about the South Beach Diet


The Paleo diet is known as the “caveman” diet. The idea is that you only eat food that could be eaten back in the days of the caveman. No fried food, no processed food, no dairy, no grains. Your diet consists of meat, vegetables, fruit, nuts, and roots. The Whole 30 is a popular Paleo diet if you want to learn more.

Is your favorite Low Carb diet not on the list? If you think the best Low Carb diet plan is not on the list, tell me about it! I would love to hear what else is out there and what works for you.