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Would you recommend the Slow Carb Diet? To what degree is it effective?

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Martha McKittrick, RD, CDE (Registered Dietitian Certified Diabetes Educator) answered
This diet is basically one of the many lower glycemic diets out there - with several additional rules (like you can not eat ANY fruit). While I do agree that, in general, slowly digesting carbs are healthier than those that spike blood sugar, I feel this diet is too strict. I don't agree with making any one food totally forbidden.

Sure. I bet you will lose weight on this diet as it is very rigid. My question is - how long can you stick to it? That's the problem with strict "diets" - people usually get bored after a few weeks and end up regaining more than they lost!

In order to lose weight and keep it off, you'll need to learn how to make behavior changes. I agree with Peggy's advice above!  

BTW - Tim Ferriss created the Slow Carb Diet. While his book is entertaining and does contain some good advice, he does not have any credentials as a registered dietitian or physician.
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Peggy Korody, RD, CLT (Registered Dietitian) answered
I never heard of this diet, tough to keep up with all of them on the market these days!  To me it looks silly and why should eating be so difficult.  I also question the results.  Are these testimonals?  Or actual facts, is it temporary, is it a "diet" you can live with for the rest of your life?

I say learn to eat a healthy meal plan everyday.  It's not difficult.  Eat a lot of "color" = fruits and vegetables, a little protein, and a little starch at each meal.  Half of any meal should be color., lot of food, little calories, lots of nutrients.

Don't make life more difficult that it needs to be, bread is not what made America fat, it our lifestyles - fast food and no exercise, lack of fruits and veggies.  Eat smart, be healthy, exercise.
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