Make no mistake, Kraft is jumping on a low-carb bandwagon not to help people lose weight but to sell products, and when a low-carb label helps a product move off the shelves, then of course a large food manufacturer is going to pay attention and introduce items that people will buy. By the way, I donít fault Kraft for offering Low-Carb Oreo cookies. They are doing what they do best: providing foods that consumers want and buy. Kraft is a company that is driven by consumer demand and the company will fundamentally produce any food item -- healthy or otherwise -- that consumers will purchase on a regular basis. The very fact that this kind of product exists in the marketplace is due mainly to the rather unhealthy purchasing habits of the general public.
When people who are on a low-carb diet turn to processed foods like Oreo cookies, they are in fact voting with their dollars to support companies like Kraft that are putting out foods that honestly have no business whatsoever in the daily diet of people who are trying to lose weight and achieve optimum health. Of course, refined sugar is so bad for your health that, astoundingly, eating Low-Carb Oreo cookies is healthier for you than eating regular Oreo cookies but neither one falls into the category of healthful foods and neither one should be consumed by a person attempting to watch their weight.
Aside from all this, research is now showing that the popularity of the Atkins diet and low-carb dieting in general may be waning. So many people have tried the Atkins diet and failed to lose weight on it that they have given up and are turning to the next fad such as liposuction or cosmetic surgery.