Do Low-carb Diets Work?

If It Helps People, Then Leave Them Be

How well it works for any individual IS kind of mysterious, though. Check out Do Low-Carb Diets Work? Photo Peter Dazeley/Getty Images February 14, 2014 at 12:04 am (1)Brendasays: I went low carb Aug 26th 2013, I had my blood work one 3 weeks ago and my cholesterol went up, my fasting glucose went up and my triglycerides went up. I am worried about this.
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Why She Ate: A Diet Story

I watched him live stoically with the sort of discomfort that nobody should ever have to endure. I watched him heal after eliminating gluten from his diet. And I watched him pass on the challah at Rosh Hashana, and weep. So why are people who must avoid gluten for their health being ridiculed as trend-setters? There is a palpable level of indignation among those who think the gluten-free diet is a sham.
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Glenn A. Gaesser, in his groundbreaking book Big Fat Lies: The Truth About Your Weight and Your Health concluded that 90 percent of dieters regain all the weight they lose. Similarly, Professor Traci Mann of UCLA, after conducting a comprehensive analysis of 31 diet studies, concluded that most dieters would have been better off never dieting at all since the majority of them gained all their weight back and more. [2] What do these findings tell us? That despite all the massive efforts, promises made by the $60 billion diet industry , and negatives that get heaped on people who are heavy or obese — health problems, inner criticism and shame, outer criticism and prejudice — the hungers that drive people to eat are even more powerful.
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