Saturday, August 26, 2006

'Diet WarZone' Fosters Open Debate Over Various Weight Loss Methods

It's funny how often people confront me about my support for the low-carb lifestyle as if I'm some alien from outer space who has landed on this planet for the first time spouting something they've never heard of before. Nevermind the fact that I lost 180 pounds and have maintained that weight loss for close to two years now. Some people just refuse to give any credit to livin' la vida low-carb whatsoever.

On the other hand, my passionate desire to tell people about low-carb living is sometimes misinterpreted as a monopolistic ideal whereas no other nutritional approach can help people lose weight and get healthy. But most of my readers know I do not subscribe to the "low-carb only" camp. If you want to lose weight and get healthy, then make up your mind you want to lose weight, find a plan that will work for you, implement that plan to the letter, and then keep doing it for the rest of your life. If you can't do that with the diet of your choice, then find another plan. PERIOD!

Now there's a new web site that was just created to help people sort out what really works from what doesn't work. Because the subject of diet and health is becoming more and more crucial in this ever-expanding society we live in (just see the "Fat Clock" to view how quickly we are gaining weight as a society!), it's a literal war out there to capture the hearts and minds of those who desperately want to lose weight but don't know what to do.

That's why "Diet WarZone" was created. The creators of this site, which includes a special forum to feature "lively dietary debate," are not taking a position on any of the diet plans out there. Instead, they want people who have an opinion to share from their own experience or from someone they know to feel uninhibited to express how they really feel about the nutritional approach they believe in the most.

"Consumers spend millions of dollars every year on diet books, diet plans, gym memberships, exercise gadgets.....the list goes on and on. Everyone seems to have an opinion on these subjects, even if they don't actively exercise or diet. There are many sites and forums dedicated to a particular diet or exercise plan so I thought it would be a great idea to have a site where information and ideas on all types of diet and exercise programs could be exchanged."

Excellent idea! While the title of my blog sometimes turns people off to ANYTHING I have to say because, "Oooh, he does that dangerously unhealthy low-carb thing," I can see this "Diet WarZone" web site reaching a lot of people who are sincerely curious and interested in hearing ALL sides of the debate.

The forum will be something to keep an eye on and participate in often. You will need to register, but feel free to express your ideas openly without fear of being silenced or having your comments banned unless your remarks become "excessively profane and distasteful."

Regarding the hopes and desires for what will happen with the "Diet WarZone," the creator of this new web site has issued an open invitation to people who support low-carb, low-fat, vegetarian, calorie-restriction...ANYBODY with an opinion about diet.

"Some folks are unyielding in their support for a particular diet, others have tried them all and don't know where to turn. That's what these forums are all about: healthy debate based on your knowledge and experience. Have fun and remember, try to refrain from profanity."

Show your support for livin' la vida low-carb on this new forum and don't be ashamed of this miraculous way of eating, especially if it has worked for you as well as it has worked for me and so many others. While I am sure we will have our naysayers within the confines of that forum, the fact that they are giving a voice to low-carbers is certainly a step in the right direction in the battle over weight and health.

Are you ready to enter the "Diet WarZone." Click HERE to enter!

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