Last updated on April 10th, 2017
Last week I reported on a study published in the journal Nutrition in Clinical Practice that suggested a paradigm shift toward low-carb dieting was underway.
Tonight there is another piece of evidence in favor of such a paradigm shift. ABC News, in its flagship World News, presented a report about the foods most (and least) likely to be associated with weight gain, based on research by the Harvard School of Public Health. [Update]
The broadcast report was present by Dr. Richard Besser, the network’s main man for health issues. “Pound for Pound, Worst Foods for Weight Gain” — both the video and a text version by Kim Carollo and Lara Salahi – identifies the top three villains for weight gain as
- potato chips
- sugar-sweetened drinks
While it’s true that red meat was next on the list, carbohydrates were the focus of criticism – the headliners. It’s a step in the right direction, albeit with a half-step backward.
If the paradigm is shifting, we can expect many more such steps. With luck, the U.S. government will come around some day.
(Ironically, Dr Besser is the former director of the CDC, the government agency that named the potato its “Vegetable of the Month” for May.)
Margil Rocks says
Prevention Magazine is very anti- LC. In the July issue a nutrionist reviews the Dukan Diet, very negative review. Last month they interviewed some ladies who went vegan, they achieved sainthood instantly. Apparently, us LC people are bottom feeders. So be it,I am a very healthy 65 year old bottom feeder.
I think that to the extent the Dukan Diet works, it is because of being low-carb. But the idea that someone can eat what they want most of the week, and then be strict one day to re-adjust, seems dubious to me. The worship of vegans is irritating. What low-carb needs is a mystical life-philosophy; just having science and logic on your side is not enough!
I’ve noticed that about Prevention, used to have a subscription and visited their site quite often, but not since switching to a LCHF woe three years ago. They really need to open their minds over there!