The low carb diet is one of the oldest diets and it appeared a long time before the low fat diets. Many years before, when people wanted to lose weight they used to cut out of their diets the potatoes, the pastry, the biscuits and the bread. If one cuts out the carbs from their diet the body has to transform the fats into the substances that it needs. The first days when starting this kind of diet are the hardest. The majority of the people are in some respect addicted to carbohydrates. Most of them don’t realize this thing before they try to reduce them. The benefits of a low carb diet are quite many. The main ones are that it boosts the energy levels, it also improves the sleeping patterns, it helps in the lowering of the blood pressure, not to mention the considerable lowering of the cholesterol levels. Other benefits would be that you will experience lesser joint pains and you will definitely notice that your skin becomes clearer. Scientists have recently discovered that the low carb diet is the safest and the most effective of all diets. They advise anyone who wants to lose weight or to improve their blood chemistry to try this kind of diet. There are, however, some people who would find this diet impossible to stick with. It is quite hard for vegetarians to follow it and of course for everyone that doesn’t like meat, eggs or cheese. But, for anybody else who doesn’t mind to give up bread, potatoes and deserts this diet can become a wonderful lifestyle for them. Another important thing that should be mentioned about the low carb diet is that it is the only treatment for hyperinsulinemia as any other diets or medicine can cure only its symptoms and not the cause itself.