In my Chiropractic practice in Rocklin, I have been doing some research into various weight loss programs for my my patients and I’ve found that many of the commercial programs include some sort of protein shake product as a meal replacement and then supplement with low glycemic index snacks between shakes that help you to reduce your daily caloric intake. When researching the different dietary methods that these programs use to effect weight loss they all seem to go in different directions. One strives to derive glucose strictly from fat metabolism through strict carbohydrate restrictions while another tries to increase dietary fiber and limit digestible carbohydrates to only low-caloric-density/high-nutritive plant sources. And what should be simple (eat fewer calories and exercise) quickly becomes complicated again. It is no wonder the public gets confused. Let’s make it easier to live better, shall we?