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Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean
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Post: #1 Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-10-2012 02:44 PM


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Post: #2 RE: Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-10-2012 03:36 PM


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False. A simple starvation diet would do the trick too.

But whoever wrote that article is stupid and needs to go back to school. They don't even know how the body works.

The claim that low carb is fad, drastic, and unsustainable is all wrong.

Low carb works because of internal body processes. All that article talked about was managing inputs. Not the same thing.
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Post: #3 RE: Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-10-2012 04:34 PM


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DFH - while I appreciate your passion...you show a definite lack of intelligence when you call someone stupid and imply they need to go back to school. For me, what I took from the article makes sense...and many of us who eat low carb can identify (not all, but some for sure) with the writers point that we DO abandon low carb sometimes for a number of reasons. The percentage of people at their "goal" weight is small in the low carb, low fat, ww program, etc. If it were easy to lose weight on any program there would be less recidivism in any one of the WOE methods. I think the writer was pointing out that drastic weight loss programs are not healthy and I agree...eat what is healthy for your body and what you can sustain in the long run...good, common sense!!
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Post: #4 RE: Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-10-2012 04:55 PM


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I agree that the basic intent of the article is to point out that quick weight loss diets generally don't work in the long term. However, I also think that the author's bias against low carb was coming through loud and clear. Why was low carb the only diet mentioned? Many people use extremely low fat/low calories to quickly starve themselves into a smaller size.

People fall off diet wagons for myriad reasons--be they low carb, low fat, or low calorie, or whatever. It isn't just low carb dieters that succumb to the lure of eating all those goodies again.

Overall, the article was definitely slanted to low carb diets being bad. It was not balanced or objective at all. Too bad...would have been a more interesting article had it been a bit more balanced, because it IS true that those of us who need/want to lose have to stick to something long term and for a lifetime. That's just plain hard to do, regardless of what type of eating plan you ascribe to.

But then again, if the author had presented a more balanced picture, she may have had to show that many people who low carb can and do stick it out for the long term.

BTW, have there been any studies on long-term low carbers vs. the low fat/low calorie folks? Who sticks it out the longest and has the best long-term success rate? That would be interesting to know.

Weezy
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Post: #5 RE: Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-10-2012 07:42 PM


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(02-10-2012 04:34 PM)saved0ne Wrote:  DFH - while I appreciate your passion...you show a definite lack of intelligence when you call someone stupid and imply they need to go back to school.

Lack of intelligence huh?

To show you that your claim is wrong and misguided...

I study history and philosophy, a lot. The classical and original definition of the word "stupid" is exactly how I used it. It means to not be good at something. (look it up yourself).

A captain that grounds a cruise liner is a stupid captain. He's not good at being a captain. That's not a personal attack (ad hom). He's bad at something, which is what the word stupid actually means.

A writer that tells people low carb can't be done long term and then makes a bunch of false claims (it's not healthy...You must have simple carbs like fruit to give you a boost...) to support that is STUPID. They are bad at it. Really bad.

Now you can apologize for going off on me with out knowing what I meant, which was a stupid thing to do. Smile
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Post: #6 RE: Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-12-2012 04:08 PM
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When she describes marathoners diets, she gives the impression their diets are healthy and a "moderate" diet. Is she talking about professional marathoners? Because the marathon runners I know seem to use any race coming up (even a little 5k!) as an excuse to eat the worst foods ever (pizza, cake, doughnuts, etc) to "carb load".
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Post: #7 RE: Friday Fact or Fiction: A Low Carb Diet is The Only Way to Get Really Lean , 02-12-2012 10:27 PM


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I've heard the carb-load nonsense for years. Lots of athletes still believe it. I used to work in a sport and it was common.

Last year I saw a TV event about the sport I was working in and this one athlete was having a comeback from a bad season. The explanation was that some random, rare wheat insensitivity latched onto him and all of a sudden, he can't compete without getting tired and falling apart. his doctors and trainer put all their skills and brains together to discover than young Ryan just needs to stop eating wheat, and he's back. Strange things, those rare sensitivities....

I bet half the athletes out there have the same problem.
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