Have we got it all wrong?

Happy Holidays! December is the season to celebrate and enjoy time with family and friends. It is also a time that our diets and good intentions go out the window. There are sugary treats everywhere. We go to parties with high fat foods that we normally do not eat. The stress of trying to get through the holidays without gaining weight is definitely a challenge.

You might think this post is about how to healthfully get through the holidays, but you would be wrong. While I was contemplating the foods we eat over the holiday I saw an article today that got me thinking that some of it might not be as bad as we think. Sweden is the first country in the world to adopt national dietary guidelines recommending a low-carbohydrate, high fat diet, which counters what we are taught and is recommended by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines and guidelines of most organizations: American Heart Association, American Cancer Society, World Health Organization and I could go on listing association after association.

Here is the link to a news story about the change in Sweden:

http://www.dietdoctor.com/swedish-expert-committee-low-carb-diet-effective-weight-loss

Do you think there is compelling evidence that Sweden is on the right track? Post your comments below!