This article is from the Diet FAQ, by Claudia McCreary firstname.lastname@example.org with numerous contributions by others.
Your Mileage May Vary, is a very important part of the ASD philosophy on
weight loss. No two people are alike. We differ in terms of likes and
dislikes, metabolic speed and efficiency, health issues, moods, body
an many other ways. Many of us have learned the hard way that there is
"one diet fits all" weight loss solution. Therefore we ask that you do
insult other's diet choices or post that one diet is "the only one that
works", or "the best diet" or "the only diet". Furthermore, we request
you do not post that a particular diet is not safe. This is especially
relevant to low carb type of diets. We have learned through medical and
scientific studies, as well as anecdotal evidence that for certain
low carb is not only an effective weight loss method, but also improves
their health, blood lipid profiles, and heart attack risk. All diets
involve an element of risk and could be harmful to some people.
it is important that you educate yourself as much as possible about your
chosen diet. Read any books written by the author of the diet. Do the
necessary urine testing, blood work, and other medical suggestions made
the authors of the diet. That way you will know the state of your health
and can access whether or not a diet is the right one for you.