To ‘Low-Carb’ Or Not ‘Low-Carb’? That Is The Question

Filed under: In The News — @ March 28, 2006

There’s an internal debate going on right now about what we should be calling our cherished lifestyle change which has been commonly known as “low-carb.”

With the recent move away from using this term by such “low-carb” celebrities as Jonny Bowden and Dana Carpender as well as many of the low-carb food companies, what in the world is happening to the “low-carb” movement? Why is that phrase suddenly being avoided like the plague?

bq. Why are the biggest low-carb personalities and companies that made a name for themselves using the term “low-carb” all of a sudden sidestepping it completely and avoiding using it like it’s some kind of disease or something? Is it just a little bit strange to anyone else why this is happening when much of the success they have had can be attributed directly to their affiliation with “low-carb” in recent years? Inquiring minds want to know!

For some reason, people that are obviously a lot smarter than I am think there needs to be a new term used in the place of “low-carb.” Several new phrases are being used to describe “low-carb,” but they’re STILL referring to the low-carb lifestyle! So why change it at all?

bq. I’m not ashamed to use that phrase one bit. While others have purposely backed away from using “low-carb,” I have actively embraced it with every ounce of resolve within me because it is the plan that made me skinny for the first time in my life and it is what will keep me fit and trim for the rest of my life. Why would I call it something different now?

Read more about whether to “low-carb” or not “low-carb” by clicking here and join the discussion. What do you think?

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