Does The High Fat Low Carb Diet Really Work?

Do high fat low carb diets work

Here is a brilliant article about the high fat low carb diet. Michael Cala interviewed nutrition expert and cancer-prevention specialist Moshe Shike, M.D. about whether low carb diets really work.

Michael Carla: People trying to lose weight often say they’ve had limited or no success following the 20-20-60 diet. Consumer magazines praise the “high-protein low-carbohydrate” diet as a panacea for the American weight problem. Your views?

Dr. Shike: These “high-protein, low-carbohydrate” diets have not been proven to be safe or effective in the long run. We know, for example, that high-protein diets may be harmful to the kidneys, and are associated with calcium loss, which can result in bone problems. Read more…


One comment on “Does The High Fat Low Carb Diet Really Work?

  1. I have been following a lower carb diet now for over 20 weeks, have to say there has been some ups and downs, lost a little weight, of course this was only part of the reason for this, metabolic syndrome I have been dealing with this for so many years done more diets then I care to mention, low carb seemed like the most successful for alot of people, including people I personally know, good articles to read is at stephanie seneffs blog, she has alot of research on this topic and what nutritional deficienices causes metabolic syndrome and obesity. I am trying her recommendations, personally my carbs seem to hovor around 27-30 percent of total caloires as carbs, and for the most part my cravings for carbs has been for healthy carbs, I did have about 3 days there where I was craving corn chips, probably pms, I was close to that time of the month and my caloires and carbs tend to raise a bit. I am struggling with fasting hypo symptoms, especially at night which have been going on for many years now, and every diet/supplement I have tried doesn’t seem to address this problem very well, maybe lower blood sugar (stephanie explains this very well, hypo symptoms despite normal blood glucose levels) or sleep apnea which can raise your heart rate, increase adrenaline etc, which may be contributing factor. I am still up in the air as to whether this is the diet for me, but I have to say it doesn’t seem to be hurting me, I don’t have to count caloires (tho I do for sake of percentages of carbs totals) and I figure I will let it play out. why not tried everything else, short of surgury.

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