On the original subject, I'll grant you that these recipes are still way too low in fat for most of us, but for many people lower carb, higher protein, moderate fat still works pretty well. If you start at 400 pounds, the health benefits will still be immediate. I'm just surprised that a SP article even refers to low-carb in anything but an unflattering ("dangerous and disastrous") light.
South Beach type diets have always been more accepted than Atkins and that seems to be the theme here, lower carb and higher protein. It looks like a good start, but there is the risk of backlash, when people find out that they don't get any better because increasing the protein instead of the fat to make up for carb calories often does not work, especially for people who are not very serious and devoted to exercising a LOT. I'm hopeful that this time around LowCarb-HighFat will also be taken seriously, in part because of the strong overlap between Atkins and Paleo/Primal who reach somewhat different but growing segments of the population. Birgit
It's a tiny start! My hubby and I were just discussing this week how the first time I did Atkins, people (including doctors) were practically screaming and running in circles. Doctors HATED it. And now doctors are starting to recommend it for diabetics (must not be the death trap they used to claim, huh? lol)
I remained jaded and somewhat cynical, but I would be thrilled to see the Spark Minds move away from the Fat-Free/Meat-Free/Soy-Lovin'/Whole Grain theme song... I think a greater emphasis on strenght training in the outside world has increased focus on the need for more protein and hopefully that is flitering into Sparkville!!
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Soda: Sweet Treat or SIlent Killer. In this episode of SparkPeople Radio, Lily and Karen discuss the shocking truth about the connection between soft drinks and early death. www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkrad io .asp (Okay, gotta admit, I couldn't actually FIND this story on the radio thing, but that's the link.)
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