We stand by the notion that the “perfect” diet is whatever makes you feel your best and supports your lifestyle—pizza included. That said, if you’re looking to lose a little weight, it’s helpful to consider the science in order to make the most efficient adjustments to your eating plan. And sadly, research shows that cutting carbs is a pretty solid strategy to go about it—especially if you’re looking to reduce your body fat percentage.
Now, in the interest of full disclosure, a recent study out of Stanford University finds that a low-fat diet can be just as effective as dialing back on the bread basket. But if you’d rather keep your avocados on rotation—an excellent choice, we might add—then know that cutting carbs doesn’t have to be painful or difficult. In fact, there are a few expert-approved strategies for tackling carb cravings while still feeling completely satiated and—dare we say it—happy. That’s no coincidence: In addition to aiding with weight loss and bloating, cutting back on refined sugar can help mitigate mood swings, stress, and even skin issues.
Excerpted from Byrdie