I think it is a written law somewhere that any topic with the words 12 year old in the subject automatically gets you put on some type of government list. Even though that may be, I've got a quetion for you. I've got a 12 year old sister who is looking to drop a few lbs. I'm currently on the Anabolic Diet and am liking the process.
My sister has tried doing basic, clean healthy foods but normally gets caught up in the world of rice cakes and "reduced fat" frozen pizzas. She did a bit of a low carb thing this summer and did pretty good on it. She came to me for advice the other day, and I told her about the Anabolic Diet or Metabolic Diet, whichever title you prefer. She has shown interest and even says she started eating by the under 30 carbs a day principle a few days ago.
I wanted to check and see if any of you knew whether restricting carbohydrate intake for a 12 year old girl for a period of a say a month or so would be dangerous. I say a month, because, I would eventually like to see her eating things like whole wheat bread, fruit, and other good carbs. I want to make sure that restriciting carbs on someone this young would not cause any harm to overall growth, reproductive capabilities, or anything of the sort.
I do not want to come across as a nutrition obsessed asshole, determined to rope all family members into my lifestyle, but I am simply asking if low carb dieting is an option for a 12 year old female. Thanks.