I agree. For years, dieticians put down the Atkins diet, but that is basically what it is.
High protein, fat, and low carb, the carbs being mostly vegetables.
When I went to the ADA, their dieticians gave me a diet I gained weight on. They seem really big on carbs, and wanting us to eat carbs. Their diet now says “50% carbs”.
Something is really wrong with that. I don’t see their “diet” as anything different from how most people eat.
When I said I didn’t want to eat all those carbs, aka sugar, they acted shocked, as if I had to have them. I said, “Eliminating or reducing carbs is the only big major change I can make that would substantially change things for me, or you’re just keeping me where I was.”
The breakfast had toast, cereal, and one egg. I said that one egg is not enough protein for me and I feel better eating eggs for breakfast instead of toast or cereal or pancakes.
Frankly, I am tired of it all. It seems the “authorities” are not the authorities on what works, and you guys out here know more. But there is no place to get specific help for my situation. Even my doctor does a “one size fits all” thing.