Low-Carb Craze Loses Taste

1 decade 3 years 1 month ago Friday, July 21 2006 Jul 21, 2006 Friday, July 21, 2006 12:58:43 PM CDT July 21, 2006 in News

"It does work initially, because people will lose some water weight initially whenever they eliminate their carbohydrates, but it's not something that is a diet that can be followed forever." Elizabeth Freeman Dietitian.

 "I hated it, I can't live on meat, eggs and cheese," said dieter Jim Burwell.

So if the low carb way isn't the route to take, what should the 2 out 3 overweight Americans do to lose weight?

The only sure way is one you've heard for years.

"Move more, eat less."

Dietitians say its all about portion control and exercise. Basically you can eat whatever you want just in moderation. So if you want to eat a brownie, eat it, but only eat half of it.But if you're looking for fast results, that plan can't keep up with the low carb diet.

Nancy Rogers lost 48lbs. She says, "It's a lot of hard work, it's not something that changes overnight, I think that was whenever I tried diets before, that was my downfall it was supposed to be a quick fix, and you had to really restrict yourself but I think I've come to understand its just changing everything that you do."

Some people can't do it on their own, so they've turned to meal plans like Jenny Craig. This way they have meals already made for them, and a personal consultant they meet with every week.

"I would suggest it to anyone that is looking for an alternative way, not to diet, but to learn the proper and right way on eating," said Karen Clark, a Jenny Craig user.

No matter what fad diet comes to bookstores and TV next, dieticians still say the best way to lose weight is the old-fashioned way. Although the low carb diet isn't as popular as it used to be, about 10 percent of American's still use it.

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