Forget counting calories, says KatePorter, a new wave of high-tech dieting is sweeping Tinseltown.
This is a fairly in-depth mass media article from the Irish newspaper The Independent. The slant is that it discusses diets that are supposedly backed by "science". (As opposed to what kind of diet? The kind that's backed by sorcery?) The three diets the author discusses are the Schwarzbein Principle, the Rosedale Diet, and the O2 Diet. The first two are basically low carb/high fat diets (with some differences) but that's the basics. The O2 Diet is focused on anti-oxidants. I'm not sold on this because anti-oxidants aren't important if you don't eat sugar (carbs). Oxidation in the blood is done in the presence of oxygen which is supplied by the sugar. If you don't eat sugar, you don't need the anti-oxidants. And your body's weight is controlled by insulin, and anti-oxidants don't have anything to do with that.
All in all, this is a pretty reasonable article, but the author is basically parrotting what the diet "experts" are telling her. She has no idea how to evaluate their diets at all.
Read the article and see if you can see the problems (and benefits) of each.
Via Scott Moore