Should we just make this "Low Carb"

Interestingly, many I know are not necessarily lchf but lchp or just some individualized variation of lc. Those who want to lose weight (in particular) may be more lean protein lower fat than those in ketosis, for instance… does it make sense to re-categorize accordingly?

I wouldn’t be against it.

Although we may run into an issue of too many characters on the subcat list :slight_smile: But we won’t know until we try.

@britt_j, what do you think?

I think it might be a good idea. I rather thought the LCHF subcategory was chosen for SEO?

I think it’s very important to explain what a low carb diet is – and isn’t. Perhaps we should begin with a definition?

Defining A Low Carb Diet

  • Keto/VLC: 20–50 g/d or <10% of the 2000 kcal/d diet

  • LC: >50 - <130 g/d or <26% total energy

  • Moderate-Carbohydrate Diet: ~26%–45% total energy

  • High-Carbohydrate Diet: >45% total energy

Figures from Dietary carbohydrate restriction as the first approach in diabetes management: Critical review and evidence base by Richard D. Feinman, PhD, SUNY et al; Nutrition; January 2015


There may be a way to do both. I could leave LCHF in the category slug but turn the name to “low carb”?

I think it is totally the right thing to have a diet wiki defining carb intensity.


Done - Now it’ s called “Low Carb” and the slug also has LCHF.