A popular diet in the 90s was the Atkins Diet. Even though it was thought as a fad diet, recent studies demonstrate that low carbohydrate diets like Atkins work.
Not only do low carbohydrate diets work, but they also lose more weight for participants in comparisons studies than low-fat diets.
The infographic above from AuthorityDiet.com explains why low carbohydrate diets work.
By lowering your insulin, your body can then have access to your body fat to burn.
Next is that sugars and carbohydrates are addictive. By reducing or eliminating this macronutrient, you would also reduce or remove the addictive craving that could cause you to overeat.