UNFORTUNATELY, even dieticians don’t have all the answers. A good friend of mine who is morbidly obese is currently seeing a registered dietician. And guess what? This party is recommending a LOW CARB DIET!! Really? No mention of loads of vegetables, whole grains, nothing. Low carb to me is high fat, high protein, and worse. Yes, we need carbs, but the right ones. Whole wheat carbs are what’s needed. Low carb is a great way to eventually get sick.
Another good friend also has a weight carb is what she’s also doing to lose weight. We go out to dinner and she has a BIG steak, no potatoes because it’s carbs, and a small serving of vegetables. On occasion she’ll have a small side salad. And yet she STRUGGLES to lose weight! Tried talking to her years ago, and no soap.
I’ll say it again—low carb is dangerous. And according to the National Weight Loss Registry (if I got the name right) they have a web site where folks who’ve lost weight and KEPT it off can share how they did it. BUT they must document their weight loss. In one of Dr. Greger’s books about the dangers of low carb, it was said that LESS THAN 1% OF FOLKS LOSE WEIGHT AND KEEP IT OFF ON A LOW CARB DIET.
Just because you have a degree in dietary doesn’t mean you have the answers either.