Purdue University Nutritionist Says Atkins, South Beach Diets Are As Extreme As Diet Pills And Taking Laxatives

Filed under: Atkins Diet — @ July 10, 2006

College students are generally at an age when they are trying to figure out what they believe about the important issues in life.

So you can imagine how discouraging it was to find out that a nutritionist named Annie Mahon at Purdue University is warning her students about the low-carb Atkins and South Beach diets and even resorted to the outrageous claim that trying to lose weight on either of those plan is equivalent to taking diet pills or laxatives for weight loss.

bq. To disagree with a nutritional approach based on sound research showing it to be ineffective for weight and health management is one thing. But projecting your opposition to low-carb living and using it as an opportunity to liken weight loss achieved through this method to taking diet pills and laxatives is preposterous and irresponsible, especially when you are given authority to speak intelligently as an “expert” on nutrition to impressionable college students.

Click here to read more about this story that is probably far more prevalent on college campuses all across the United States today than we even realize.


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