Has this debate been done recently?
Back in June of 2010, the USDA announced they were changing the USDA Dietary Guidelines again to recommend that we eat even less meat than previously recommended, and that the majority of our food should be from plant sources. Please see the following brief video from ABC news: http://abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=10927832
So who is right?
~Advocates of the low carb/high protein diet (not like Atkins, but more like the South Beach diet, which really teaches "moderate" carb intake and "adequate" lean protein, but to most Americans who are used to the American diet, they would consider it low carb/high protein),
~Advocates of the low protein/high carb diet, which is what the USDA Food Pyramid recommends?
And with the new USDA guidelines, is less protein and more veggies the answer? Will more veggies help fill you up more and keep hunger at bay? Or will more protein help keep you satisfied longer?
How can we know for sure who is right? Who do you think we should trust more?
Let's take this beyond the obvious, too, which is "all things in moderation." Most (though not all) who are overweight obviously have issues with moderation (like me, lol, though I'm working on it) or they wouldn't need to change their diet. Once you get stuck in a high-carb/high-sugar cycle, it's hard to break it since there is sugar addiction and a hunger cycle caused by fast-burning carbs, and diets such as South Beach claim it can help break that cycle and allow the person to eat normally again.
Thoughts? Opinions? Experiences?