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Dieting comes down to calorie consumption

A dietician and diabetes educator (Maria Fisk) says that many of the new diets work simply because they result in a lower overall calorie intake. She claims that many of the diets are unnecessarily demonizing carbohydrates. Beans, dried peas, oatmeal, oat bran, lentils, whole-wheat breads and whole-wheat pastas are all sources of good proteins. She does however acknowledge that a low carbohydrate diet can be a great short term solution for very overweight people. Fisk claims that the long term effects of a low carb diet is unknown and it may cause calcium loss, kidney damage and it is definitely inadvisable for a diabetic. A high fat diet may also increase the risk of heart disease, liver and kidney failure and hardening of the arteries. The South Beach diet is similar to the Atkins diet but it doesn’t encourage red meat and dairy consumption. Again, there is concern over lack of nutrients from complex carbs and whole grains. Phase two and three of the South Beach diet appears to be adequate although more emphasis should be placed on exercise. Weight loss through The Zone diet comes about simply through reduced calorie consumption although the plan is a little complicated to follow. Fisk says The Zone diet could be improved by allowing carbs like rice, corn, carrots and bread. Dr Phil’s diet plan removes the idea of counting calories and places emphasis on a healthy mental attitude to food and eating. The blood type diet does not have enough research to back it up. Also the soy dependence on some of the diet plans may be potentially harmful. She finishes by saying that an effective diet comes down to simply the calorie consumption.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by U Entertainment

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About: Dieting comes down to calorie consumption

Date: 21 November 2004

Source: U Entertainment

Author: Jillian O’Connor

URL: http://u.presstelegram.com/Stories/0,1413,218~34073~2550495,00.html

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