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Thread #169358   Message #4094756
Posted By: Steve Shaw
25-Feb-21 - 04:33 AM
Thread Name: BS: Keto diet - anybody try it? Like it?
Subject: RE: BS: Keto diet - anybody try it? Like it?
Well, we can all cherrypick. If you think Atkins is good for you, great, go for it. But don't come here singing its praises and advocating it for overweight people. If you would rather skirt round the murky and occasionally suspicious details of his later-life physical health and death, grand, but just remember that the truth was deliberately hidden by his family.   Overweight people are overweight because they don't work off as many calories as they take in. That's a kind way of saying that they eat too much and are relatively physically inactive. So you advocate a high-fat diet for such people. I call that just a tad irresponsible, frankly, when what you should be advocating FIRST is an overall reduction in food intake whilst maintaining a balanced diet (NOT a dirty term and NOT a last resort!). Atkins made many millions by promoting his diet. What's left of his company isn't interested in it these days and we have a massive obesity epidemic. Whatever else contributes to that, it certainly isn't because we are not eating enough fat.       Be rational and dig deeper.