Diets on Kuro5hin

Yep, I'm still on my Atkins diet and it's going well. I'm down to just over 95kg (I never seem to land cleanly on those little kilogram tick marks... I think it's because I'm American, so I lose weight in pounds. ;-) ) For those keeping track at home, that's a loss of about 9kg/20lbs in what, 5 weeks? Here's an interesting analysis of diets currently on Kuro5hin:

Weight Watchers and The Atkins Diet. The debate over how to lose weight has intensified recently. The official position of the US government for the last 30 years has been that a low calorie diet, heavy in carbohydrates and low in fat, is the healthiest diet. However, during that time many people have lost weight with the opposite diet, low in carbohydrates and high in fat. A July cover story in the New York Times Magazine, titled "What If It's All Been a Big Lie?," followed by a September cover story in Time, titled "What Really Makes You Fat?", both discussed the fact that the low calorie diets don't have any more scientific evidence going for them than the low carbohydrate ones, and that low carbohydrate diets may be reasonable and safe for many people. We'll compare one low calorie diet, Weight Watchers, with one low carbohydrate diet, the Atkins Diet. [via Rodent Regatta]

Lots of good info in there.


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