Now Diabetes in Control has published the facts of this research and they are quite different than what the press coverage would suggest. The low-carb diet allowed 1,085 calories a day with 17 grams of carbohydrates, 51 grams of protein, and 78 grams of unwanted fat. Breakfast for members of the group was to be 290 calories from fat with 7 grams of carbohydrates and 12 grams of protein. The customized form of this diet allowed 1,240 calories each day with less total body fat (46 grams) but more carbs (97 grams) and protein (93 grams). The primary feature was a 610-calorie “big breakfast” accounting for about half of the daily carbohydrates (58 grams), protein (47 grams), and fats (22 grams).

2. In order you can view, both diets were both low carb theoretically. But the first version is a low carbohydrate TOO. The carb intake on that diet is so low that it’s not possible for dieters consuming it to eat the healthy low carbohydrate greens and vegetables which are essential to eating a healthy low-carbohydrate diet.

That “low carbohydrate” diet does not match the description of any of the low carb diets that long-term low carbers eat. Dr Even. Bernstein–the most stringent of all low carbohydrate diet gurus–allows his dieters 30 grams each day of carbohydrate with possibly another 6-gram snack and recommends eating those carbs in the form of low-carb vegetables.

3. These diets were very unhealthy because they were extremely low calorie as well. The dieters … Read more