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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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