low-carb diets in perspective

Holt, Stephen
May 2004
Better Nutrition;May2004, Vol. 66 Issue 5, p37
Almost every dieter in the U.S. has fallen in love with the idea of low-carbohydrate diets for weight control. Such diets include the Atkins' Diet, the Zone Diet, the Carbohydrate Addict's Diet, the South Beach Diet and the Sugar Busters Diet— each of which recommends reducing carbohydrate intake as a primary way for losing weight. The point of maximum weight regain with the Atkins' Diet, for instance, occurs most often when people reintroduce carbohydrates into their diets. Even though science has questioned some of the theories behind the Atkins' Diet, recent studies have implied that the Atkins' Diet may be quite effective for weight loss, at least in the short term. INSET: A Short Overview of popular Diets.


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