Low fat diets follow the principle that if the amount of fat consumed is reduced then the body will look to its own fat stores for energy thus promoting weight loss.
Being a vegetarian means you live on a diet of grains, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables and fruits with, or without, the use of dairy products and eggs. A vegetarian does not consume red meat, poultry, seafood and flesh of any other animal and this also includes omitting any animal by product such as animal fat or gelatin.
A balanced approach is where no-one food is excluded. Everything can be consumed in moderation providing it gives a balance between carbohydrates; proteins, fibre and fats which are controlled by portion sizes that are relevant to the energy levels used on a daily basis.
In simplified terms, anytime that you are not eating,you are intermittently fasting. In real life terms we do it every day when we go to sleep for 6-8 hours, we are not eating and therefore this is known as a form of intermittent fasting or every day life. However success has been brought about by refining this approach to varying degrees.
On average when following a balanced diet we consume between 250-350 grams of carbohydrates each day. If we want to reduce this and follow a lower carbohydrate diet there are various degrees of carbohydrate intake we can choose.