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...

I don’t want to do anything harmful because I had trouble with a low calorie diet.

Thanks so much for your prompt and detailed response regarding my question about a low carbohydrate diet. I very much appreciate your professional opinion because I don't want to do anything harmful. Just so you know, when I said I "had trouble" with a low-calorie diet, I simply meant I had trouble staying on...

My fiance has been trying to lose weight using a low carb diet.

My fiance has been trying to lose weight using a low carb diet. She is just slightly overweight and has never really been dedicated enough to ever be successful at a regular reduced calorie diet. When I try talking her into a more sensible diet, she accuses me of being unsupportive. Any suggestions? Weight can...

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...

How many grams of carbohydrate are in a glass of orange juice?

I can lose weight on a low carbohydrate diet. I count grams of carbohydrates and usually aim for around 50. I only need to lose 15 pounds. Can you tell me how many grams of carbohydrate are in a glass of orange juice? Some lists say 1/2 cup contains 12 grams of carbohydrate and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...