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To: RightOnline
High protein, high fat, very low carbohydrate diet. Take the food pyramid promoted by the government, and invert it.

Carbohydrates are digested as sugar, sugar converts to fat, and also spikes the metabolism upward. This causes hunger, which dieters try to satisfy with "low fat" carbohydrates, which starts the cycle all over again.

Why is America so fat, with all the "low fat" food around? It's all carbohydrate, that's why. What do farmers feed pigs? Grain, and CARBOHYDRATES!

Eat like our ancestors ate: meat, some cheese, greens, and low-glycemic vegetables.

If one gets the sugar (both obvious and hidden) out of the diet, one will lose weight.

Period.

11 posted on 11/18/2002 5:42:00 PM PST by sinkspur
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To: sinkspur
If you want to lose even faster, cut out the fat and just eat protein.

....and if that ain't fast enough for you, switch to sawdust, corn cobs, peanut shells, and pure distilled water!



Seriously, people can take these diets a little too far. You gotta use a little common sense.
22 posted on 11/18/2002 5:53:23 PM PST by mamelukesabre
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To: sinkspur
The way my ancestors ate meat was to catch lots of fish! Dr. Atkins probably would take it to be merely a variation on his diet, but I supplement it with 10 pounds of nuts per week.

Oh, yes, a fresh squirrel is an acceptable deviation every now and then.

41 posted on 11/18/2002 6:16:23 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: sinkspur
What do farmers feed pigs? Grain, and CARBOHYDRATES!

And pigs have plenty of protein as their body compostion
They are raised for their protein not their fat content
87 posted on 11/18/2002 7:35:16 PM PST by uncbob
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To: sinkspur
"If one gets the sugar (both obvious and hidden) out of the diet, one will lose weight."

Here's the thing I've never understood (been the same weight for 40 years with never "dieting").

Is it true or untrue if you take in fewer calories than you expend you will lose weight?

If you take in more calories than you expend you will gain weight?

I can understand the theory of blood sugar but at the end of the day if incoming = outgoing does it make any difference?

I'm not arguing mind you, I don't know the answer, but it just seems like an immutable law that if you burn more than you take in you'll burn stored calories (fat).

For instance if I eat 6,000 calories of meat but I only expend 3,000 calories I wouldn't gain weight?
185 posted on 11/19/2002 11:35:48 AM PST by Proud_texan
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