Do concerns about low carbohydrate with low calories apply to a low carbohydrate diet with unlimited protein?

I've read a couple of the Q&A articles under Ask the Dietitian® and noted your concerns on low-carbohydrate diets. You are probably familiar with the Atkins diet. My wife is currently on this diet (2 weeks now) and has lost approximately 10 pounds. I guess the idea is that the carbohydrates are kept under...

Wondering if there is any problems with a high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diet?

Wondering if there are any problems (kidney, liver, heart, prostate) with a high-fat high protein/low carbohydrate diet like Dr. Mario Dipasquale's anabolic diet? The diet's main energy source is fat and protein. It restricts carbohydrates to less than 30 grams per day during the week and then on the weekend (no longer than 48...

Low carbohydrate diet requires permanent changes which are hard to keep indefinitely.

Thank you for your response. There are very accurate ways to measure fat loss. Dr. Atkins' book talks about documented fat loss tests performed on patients. Once again, your response is very biased in the words you use and the way you use them. Any "diet" is a fad diet. People that reduce calories and...

I wanted to know your opinion of the protein power diet that is gaining popularity.

I wanted to know your opinion of the protein power diet that is gaining popularity. As you probably know, it's promoted by two MD's (Drs. Eades). They have two levels: one is about 30 grams of carbohydrate a day; the other is a little less restrictive, about 55 grams per day (which is the...

Women I work with pester me about a hi protein, low carbohydrate diet.

Just wanted to let you know how happy I am to have found this website. I work with several women who are on the high protein / low carbohydrate diet. They continually pester me, saying that the way I am aiming for weight loss (exercise and well-balanced meals) is no good. I am part of the...

What is your opinion of the Zone diet promoted by Dr. Barry Sears?

What is your opinion of the Zone Diet promoted by Dr. Barry Sears? Although it does restrict carbohydrates, it prescribes them at 1.33 times the grams of protein so I don't think it is in the same category as the low carbohydrate diets. In other words, it is not at all ketogenic. In addition,...

If traditional weight loss programs of diet & exercise works, then why do we have an obesity epidemic?

Everyone, including yourself, seems to be attacking low carbohydrate diets. If your traditional weight loss programs of balanced diet and exercise are the way to go, then why do we have an obesity epidemic with the majority of obese people have tried that way of dieting (myself included) without long-term success? You are so eager...

Where can I find a dietitian who works with low carbohydrate diets?

Where can I find a dietitian who works with low carbohydrate diets? The Weight Management dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics specializes in working with weight control. You can find a dietitian at the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Include your zip code or city/state and the type of service you...

How long should it take me to lose 30 pounds?

I'm a 42-year-old male and am fighting a weight battle. The only diet that has worked for me is meat and vegetables. I cut out all bread, potatoes, and macaroni. How long should it take me to lose 30 pounds? Your weight loss depends on how many calories you have been eating per day, how...

Is there any problems with a high fat, high protein, low carbohydrate diet like Dr. Mario Disasquale’s anabolic diet?

Wondering if there are any problems (kidney, liver, heart, prostate) with a high-fat/high-protein/low carbohydrate diet like Dr. Mario Dipasquale's anabolic diet? The diet's main energy source is fat and protein. It restricts carbohydrates to less than 30 grams per day during the week and then on the weekend (no longer than 48 hours) you...