I would be interested to know what they consider a healthy daily intake of protein and would that intake change according to activity level? Also, what do they consider to be "High Protein?" What macronutrient profile do they recommend (40-30-30 etc.)
My employer had some nutritionists from our local hospital come in and give a similar speach. They targeted the ketogenic diets more than anything, I didn't stay for very much of it because I didn't care to hear what they had to say.
The base(s) of their opinions and if they have affiliations with either. . .
The AMA, any pharmaceutical company, their curriculum vitaes, what makes them experts, the length of time in the field of nutrition, etc. And also if they're referring to individuals who have a healthy renal function prior to commencing a hgih protein diet. (JUst to name a few topics of my interest).
I didn't even ask any questions. There really was no point, she couldn't have answere
Her ideal was pretty much like the food pyramid:
less than 30% fat
She warned that ketosis should be avoided at all costs. I should have at least pointed out that everyone is in ketosis in the morning after not having eaten all night. She said liver damage was a slight risk, but kidney damage was highly likely due to overstressing.
A woman who was there said she had a friend that had lost a significant amount of weight on the Atkins diet, and that his cholesterol had dropped dramatically. The dietician said it was because of the weight loss, but wasn't able to adequately explain how that works.
Basically, nothing I hadn't heard, nothing I didn't expect. At least she suggested cutting out sugar, white flour, and processed foods.
Re: I didn't even ask any questions. There really was no point, she couldn't have ans
Personally, I would have thrown her a question or two that she couldn't answer just to make her shrug her shoulders and say, "Uh, I don't know..." At least it might keep people from thinking that this was the perfect diet and anything else was deadly.
But then I like to cause trouble at seminars. Never was too popular with guest speakers at school...