I'd like to direct your attention to the New York Times again this week. I know it seems like I send you there often. Perhaps they just see things the way I see them but I choose to believe that they are exploring a road less traveled when it comes to health and nutrition. Today's article reviews a study funded by the National Institute of Health and was published on September 1st. As always, there are things that I would change about the study if I could. Still, this is one of the first mainstream studies funded by the government that dares to put a low carb/high fat diet up against a traditional low fat diet. We can of course predict the results, but many in our country will be in disbelief. Not only does the low carb/high fat diet beat the pants off low fat for weight loss, but it also improves blood markers significantly. Here are a couple of quotes that I love.
"People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades..."
"By the end of the yearlong trial, people in the low-carbohydrate group had lost about eight pounds more on average than those in the low-fat group. They had significantly greater reductions in body fat than the low-fat group, and improvements in lean muscle mass — even though neither group changed their levels of physical activity."
Also, I have talked with many of you about a Food Challenge and I had originally planned to kick it off in September. I think we are finally at a point to make it happen. Stay tuned for more details and get ready to get real with your food starting October 1st.