It is generally believed that diets less in carbohydrates component lead to weight loss, but this is not healthy. Some feel it is as a gimmick.
However, a recent research conducted by the researchers at Tulane University, Louisiana, suggested that a low carbohydrate diet is more effective in losing weight and decreasing blood pressure as compared to a diet less in fat.
For the study, the participants were divided in groups of two. One group received a diet less in carbohydrates by about 40 gm and other received a diet less in fat by around 30%. After one year, it was found that the group that received low-carb diet lost 8 pounds more than the other group, who received low-fat diet. Further, there was a significant decrease in bad cholesterol in participants on low-carbohydrate diet.
You can choose low carb diet if you want to try out this method. Consume non-starchy vegetables and berries as far as fruits are concerned. Cutting out on foods containing sugar and white flour would help as they contain lot of carbs. People on low-carb diet can get their calories from healthy fats like olive oil rather than saturated fats.