06/30/2014 10:44 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Will Going On A Low Carb Diet Help Me Lose Weight? From Joy Bauer (VIDEO)

Low carb diets have faced some scrutiny in recent years, but health and nutrition expert Joy Bauer confirms that if you want a smaller waistline, cutting back on starchy carbohydrates is the way to go.

"If you cut back on the bread, the pasta, and even the quinoa, you're going to lose weight," Joy says.

Joy encourages dieters to embrace vegetables and fresh fruits when they're creating a meal plan, as well as keeping a close eye on your daily intake of carbs. "A good rule of thumb is to allow yourself 1-2 servings of carbohydrates with each meal," Joy explains, "Half a serving would be equivalent to half of a tennis ball, filled with the carb of your choice. If you're able to nix the carbs entirely at dinner, the meal where we tend to unwind and reward ourselves with a great big starchy meal, you're going to see a downward trend on the scale."

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