The nutrition wars again
Saturday, September 06, 2014
I see this week another study tells us that low carb high fat diets can be as good as or better than traditional low fat diets.
Since I personally eat low carb that is good news to get the news out there. My problem with all this is that the people that report on these things always present it as a horse race, the diet wars or whatever headline they choose. The so called experts keep telling us for decades now that there is a single best way for us to eat. What if the approach from all this became there are many healthy ways to eat and you can choose what works best for you. As a low carber I don't want to see the experts suddenly turn and tell us that we all have to change to a low carb diet.
I choose a high fat approach and I have lost some weight with more to go and my diabetes is under control and my blood tests are now terrific. Many people that follow the traditional diet can say the same thing. We don't have to be at odds.
Where this works in the macro is there are adults and children alike that are struggling with no hope in sight of getting their weight in line, but if the people advising us to get it under control started telling us to find the best approach which may or may not include saturated fats or it might be a vegan diet for some or it might be low fat for others, but as someone who failed for decades trying to lose weight while keeping my calories under 1800, keeping my fat under 30% and keeping my dietary cholesterol low, it was freeing to find out that I could eat the things I love, not count calories obsessively (that doesn't mean calories don't have a role of course) and still get healthy. What if others who have failed for decades found this out? Maybe our health care costs might get better as well?