From skwigg's journal:
I foolishly clicked on a link to Dr Jen Ashton on Good Morning America talking about low-carb trumping low-fat for weight loss and health. It made my eye twitch, because I agree with some of what she says (fat gooood!), but then she still talks about eating grilled chicken breast and not using too much salad dressing. In other words, a low-everything diet. That's what keeps people unsatisfied and neurotic about food. You can't do low-carb AND low-fat, because then you're basically not eating!
I thought it was interesting that Dr Ashton was calling 30 percent carbs "low carb." I would call that moderate carb. It's more like my own approach where many meals are a nice balance of protein/carbs/fat with nothing being extremely high or low. I don't want to miss out on any of it!
It's also interesting, that at typical starvation level dieter calories, 30 percent carbs probably is somewhat low-carb, but at regular human food intake, it allows room for bagels and pie.