Consider your stance on low carb diets.

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My daughter is a dietitian. She fought it but now consults positively. What I am discussing is the Low Carb Diet. I have attended 2 seminars in past 6 weeks. Other dietitians are disputing your negative statements. May I suggest you rethink and investigate a bit past what you have been taught? As my daughter said, “I am a product of my education and beliefs that now I discover is wrong and that upsets some of us”. She works with heart disease and cancer patients, has written nationally and you would know her. This just suggests that you CONSIDER your stance as there WILL eventually be a backlash with the diet. My own physician is on it and lost 68 pounds. His entire office practices low carbs as does his 2 partners. Low fat is being disputed! Thanks.

Low carbohydrate diets do cause weight loss, much of which is water, stored liver glycogen, lean tissue, and fat. Any diet that has fewer calories than a person usually eats will result in weight loss. The problem I have is that 97% of people who have lost weight on low carbohydrate diets re-gain their weight once they achieve their goal weight and resume their usual eating habits. Healthier eating habits were not learned during the weight loss process due to eating something vastly different than they usually eat. Low carbohydrate is not a long-term weight loss solution.

I base my answers on current research. When research substantiates that low carbohydrate or any other type of diet is a successful long-term in helping people achieve and maintain a healthy weight, then I will reconsider. Until then testimonials have no place in my recommendations to consumers.