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Carb Your Enthusiasm

By: Jennifer Ryan
By: Jennifer Ryan

From pizzas to salad dressings, ketchup to peanuts, low carbohydrate foods are just what the doctor ordered in 2004, or at least it's what Atkins and South Beach dieters craved.

"We had low carb cereal, pasta, pasta sauces."

At New Leaf Market, low-carb items were flying off the shelves, so much so that clerks couldn't keep it in stock. The diets became so popular they even made low-carb candy bars, but it didn't last long.

Six months into the new year, sales dropped and New Leaf cleared its shelves. The craze seemed to fade and nutritionists weren't surprised.

Ruth Bowen, a nutritionist, says, "We've seen it all. It's just another fad diet going through."

At Winners Weight Loss in Tallahassee, dietitians teach folks to drop pounds the healthy way.

“We encourage them to eat food groups, not do low carb or something crazy."

Call it crazy or call it a good start; while obesity is fast becoming an epidemic in America, at least some still believe you are what you eat from your head to your feet.


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