The market is inundated with low carb lifestyle programs. Though each program is different in their approach, they are united in one basic principal: By controlling your daily intake of starchy carbohydrates and replacing them with high protein foods you will lose weight, feel satisfied, and create a healthy new lifestyle.
The diets differ when recommending how low carbohydrate intake should be. Some suggest as low as 20 grams of carbohydrates a day, while others suggest as high as 60+ grams of carbohydrates a day.
Recently, the Institute of Medicine submitted a recommendation that the "Recommmended Daily Allowance for Carbohydrates" be lowered from 300 grams a day to 130 for healthy adults and children over 4.