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Interesting weight loss study
Entered on: October 14, 2003 12:45 PM by The Bone
To tell the truth, I'm starting to lean towards Atkins style. Especially after reading Lights Out: Sleep, Sugar, and Survival.

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From: BigFatty Entered on: October 14, 2003 8:20 PM
Interesting - but I'm not going to jump on that bandwagon yet. The population sample is extremely small. Its results are worth further study.  
How'd you like the Lights Out book? You recommend it to others? I've discovered that I'm an armchair dieter - I love to learn and talk about the proper diet all day long, but I ain't gonna really do it! On my latest health kick (which lasted 2 weeks) I gained 2 pounds. I figured it must have been the protein shakes I was drinking (2 a day). Either gain muscle or lose fat, not both.
From: Ross Entered on: October 14, 2003 8:41 PM
That study sounds to me like it's just confirming what us Zoners have known: bad (high glycemic) carbs spike your insulin and fuck you up. I love how this is always new news. But I can't fully agree with something like Atkins that seems to go overboard on the limitation of carbohydrates. To paraphrase someone quoted in the article, there is just too much evidence that Atkins is full of shit to change your mind as the result of this one study.
From: The Bone Entered on: October 14, 2003 10:10 PM
True Bert, but read Lights Out. In a nutshell, it says that our diet evolved as a seasonal type deal where we ate carbs in the form of vegetables, fruits, etc during the summer months when the period of daylight was longer which caused us to store the carbs in the form of fat so we could survive the winter which had little or no carbs available (in many regions).The book talks about how carbs are used a little more than the Zone and although a lot of it seems hokey to me, it's very intersting even if you only believe 50% of it. I highly reccomend it for an interesting read. I usually have to discipline myself into reading diet books but this was practically read itself.

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