Low-carb diet bashing: is it diet jealousy or delineating juxtaposition?

Filed under: Low-carb Tips — @ July 22, 2007

One of the most difficult diets you could ever go on has got to be a low-carb diet. It’s not because of the diet itself, but rather the reaction you will receive from others when they find out you are on a low-carb diet.

I’m not sure when it became so taboo to choose a nutritional approach like this one to bring about weight and health improvements when it has been shown in studies to be just as effective if not better than the low-fat diet. Even respected scientific researcher Dr. Michael Dansinger says the low-carb diet has been too quickly dismissed by the health “experts” and deserves a fair shake in the diet debate.

And yet the boo birds who oppose the low-carb life will kick and scream like a bratty little 2-year-old trying to discourage you from doing that diet that’s right for you. I’ve never understood the fascination by the anti-low-carb crowd to be so brash and arrogant in their admonishment of those of us who have chosen to eat this way to manage our weight and health.

Maybe they are jealous of our success and are desperate to keep others from finding the answer to their obesity and health ailments. Sounds crazy, but who knows what these people are thinking. Or ARE they even thinking?! Got me?

All I know is a low-carb diet works for me and has been for nearly four years. When I weighed in at 410 pounds in January 2004, I had high hopes that this would be the last diet I would ever go on. I’m not sure I was completely convinced at the time when I started, but losing 100 pounds in the first few months made a believer out of me! And I’ve never lost my zeal and passion for low-carb living ever since!

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