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...

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...

Consider your stance on low carb diets.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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