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Friday, May 27, 2005

Australian Scientists Find Eating Low-Carb Guarantees Permanent Weight Loss

If there was a weight loss program that could guarantee you would lose weight, would you do it?

Of course you would!

Well, that's exactly what two Australian scientists claim regarding their "new" weight loss plan. No pills, no special foods, no nothing in the form of gimmicks. Wanna know what it is?

After conducting their own research on the various diet plans out there, these scientists found that a diet with a lot of protein, which comes primarily from beef, chicken, fish, pork and daily products, and lower in carbohydrates were found to be "significantly more successful in terms of heart health, appetite control and weight loss."

Guess what? That's exactly what livin' la vida low-carb is! These scientists basically validate our lifestyle choice through their research whether they realize it or not.

It wouldn't be a media story about health and nutrition without somebody bashing Atkins, would it? This one is no different. Lumping the Atkins diet in with other "fad diets," such as the grapefruit diet, the cellulite diet and the Pritikin diet, the story claims these only work for a limited number of people and have not had any extensive studies conducted on them to test their effectiveness.

Excuse me? Not only have a myriad of tests and research been conducted on Atkins and other low-carb diets, the findings of these two scientists prove that low-carb is the best way to lose weight, maintain weight loss and get healthy again! Are they blind to their own findings or have they become so jaded by their own bias against Atkins that they can't be intellectually honest anymore?

The research found that high-protein diets ward off hunger and even shrink blood-fat levels.

But what about the fat content in all that food you are eating on your low-carb diet? How are you supposed to burn away all that fat you consume? It's so unhealthy!

That's what the naysayers tell us. And yet these scientists find that blood-fat levels drop. Facts are facts and that's what happens. Is anyone going to challenge these Australian researchers on their findings?

And now the two researchers have caused a stir with Australia's National Health and Medical Research Council because of their research results that run counter to the dietary guidelines encouraging people to eat complex carbohydrates as part of a "healthy" diet.

Ruh-roh! Sounds like we've got a difference of opinion about what is healthy and what is not. Can you say U.S. Food Pyramid? I knew you could! The more research that is done on low-carb, the quicker we will see the myth that low-fat/low-calorie diets are the only effective weight loss methods get blown clear out of the water!

"When we start to look at individuals, we see that some people won't do as well on that dietary pattern compared to high protein," said one of the researchers. "Some people find it is easier to lose weight having less carbohydrate and more protein."

Oh happy day! At a time when people have chosen to shun low-carb, along comes a study that openly praises and practically endorses the low-carb lifestyle as the best nutritional approach for people who have failed at the low-fat/low-calorie diets. And that's a LOT of people!

Actually, these two Australian scientists have been sitting on their findings since 2003 because they didn't want it to be viewed as just another "fad" diet. In fact, neither one of them stand to profit from the book containing their research results because it will go to their research center. In other words, they had nothing to gain by endorsing the low-carb lifestyle, which makes their research all the more amazing!

Low-carbers need to celebrate the legitimacy this research brings to livin' la vida low-carb. People are always wanting real scientific proof from medial researchers about low-carb. Now you've got it thanks to the hard work of two scientists in Australia!

2 Comments:

Blogger Levi said...

It constantly astonishes me how scientists and other experts in nutrition seem to adhere to a philosophy as if it is religion. They are so blinded that they make specious arguments and paint a diet as unhealthy based on hearsay, theory, no hard evidense, or based on anecdotal evidense from those who say they are following the diet when they are only mimicking the stereotypes pushed by the critics in the first place!

Then you have the government(s) somehow legislating science and that makes things even worse as we see in this example. I guess the beaurocrats feel like they can tell scientists that there science is invalid because it doesn't adhere to public policy? Unbelievable!

5/29/2005 6:07 PM  
Blogger Jimmy Moore said...

Well, we won't get started on the GOVERNMENT (my other favorite topic of discussion besides low-carb/healthy eating). But you are exactly right. These politicians rely on so-called experts to tell them what is best.

Low-fat/low-calories diets are healthy? Oh, then we need to pass laws mandating them. Nevermind there is just as much evidence proving them to be bad for you, too!

Ugh! LOL!

5/30/2005 11:06 AM  

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