Low Carbohydrate Diets

The emerging trend in dieting are low carbohydrate diets such as Atkins, South Beach, and Sonoma diets.  Everybody has heard of "low carb" weight loss.  But do they really work?  If so, are they the solution to weight loss that everybody is looking for?  No.  Most low carb diets have several problems, which make losing weight very difficult for the average dieter. More...

Counting Calories Again To Lose Weight?

It is that dreadful morning again when you look in the mirror and see that your clothes are fitting tighter than normal.  A quick recount of yesterday caloric consumption says your down from 2,000 calories per day to 1,500 per day and that 500 calorie reduction has to result in weight loss, right?  You protest that you should be loosing 1 to 2 pounds per week, not gaining weight.  Well, actually this is not exactly true.  Understand the ugly truth why focusing on strict calorie reduction does not lead to weight loss.  More...