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Americans Abandoning Low-Carb Diets

So much for the low-carbohydrate lifestyle. More than half of all U.S. consumers that have tried following diets that eschew carbs such as bread and sugar have given up, an online survey found, and interest in the popular regimens appears to have plateaued. Fewer than 10 percent of Americans are currently on popular low-carbohydrate diets such as Atkins, South Beach and The Zone. In contrast, a survey conducted in December 2003 found that, at the time, 11 percent of Americans were on low-carb diets. It really is not surprising that Americans are giving up on their low-carb diets. Why? People are abandoning them because they don't work for two-thirds of the population who try them. This large group of people have nutritional types that make a low-carb diet unhealthy and unsatisfying for them. For more about why popular low-carb diets don't work, check out my articles about the South Beach Diet and the Atkins Diet.

Yahoo! News July 14, 2004

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