Read this blog!
I just received a stack of dietitian mags, and they alternately raise my
cortisol levels and give me plenty of humorous fodder for future blog
Here's a tidbit from Diane Weiland, who I despise probably just as much
as she despises low-carb. Can't even use it in the title of her article
on "high protein" diets in the Feb 2010 edition of Today's Dietitian.
"With unbalanced meal plans that sometimes restrict entire food groups,
these fad diets often fail to meet humans’ essential needs for vitamins,
minerals, and fiber, but they do usually lead to weight loss. "
"Several studies comparing high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets with
high-carbohydrate, low-protein diets found high-protein diets to be just
as effective and sometimes even more effective than their
high-carbohydrate counterparts when it comes to weight loss.." Wow!
Didn't read that anywhere from any of the other dietitians. So after
using up the first paragraph of her article to trash the low carb diet,
she finally has to admit that it works better?
Then she steals Dr. Eades book title and quotes stuff from the Nutrition
and Metabolism Society without actually reading and/or quoting anything
by Dr. Feinman, which is totally hard to do, but she somehow pulls it
off anyway. Then there is most of the entire page later on, where she
warns us that we'll get too much fat in our diet, have evil red meat,
blah blah blah and our kidneys will fall out. Hmmmm. Read the fine
print. Right. Underneath the "What to Keep an Eye On", she implicates
the poor dear kidneys, but then says that there is "little clinical
evidence supporting this claim." And if she had just spent even another
minute over at the Nutrition and Metabolism society, she probably would
have found the link to the clinical study showing that a ketogenic diet
is actually better for people with kidney problems.
I think these people are liars, scoundrels and crooks. Ketogenic diets
are not necessarily high protein diets, but the "fooducators" keep
conflating the same issues, and this the same argument they pull out
over and over and over again, despite being corrected over and over and
over again. Most low carb diets aren't very much higher in protein,
they are just higher in fat and. they. just. can't. get. themselves. to.
understand. or. admit. that. fact.