DIET: Re: Low Carb report

From: Brian D Williams (
Date: Fri Aug 24 2001 - 07:17:53 MDT

>From: James Rogers <>

>About five weeks ago I agreed to provide "morale support" to one
>of the girls I live with, who insisted that she needs to lose five
>pounds (from her petite 115-lb body -- go figure), by doing a low
>carb diet with her. I am not in particular need of a diet, but
>I'm not super-lean either despite spending much time at the gym,
>so I figured it would be an interesting experiment. My normal
>diet tends to be a low-fat, medium dairy, medium protein diet with
>lots of carbs and vegetables. I also attend the gym regularly (at
>least for the last several months), so I also like to see how
>various diets interact with my workout. My new diet is a
>high-protein high-fat diet with lots of non-starchy vegetables and
>water. Note that I do a "two days on, one day off" cycle for the
>diet; I eat plenty of quality carbs on the off day.

I have been experimenting with basically the same thing, except I
just limit the amount of carbs I eat each day. When I eat out, I
just skip the bread and potatoes. I'm in the gym 6 days a week,
weight training 4X and 6X on the treadmill yet my weight was
remaining basically the same.

I can report the same effects, for the first time the weight is
dropping again, with no loss of strength during lifting. We just
eat too many carbs. Watching the milk is a good idea, since even
skim is something like 500 calories a quart.

I'm tending to go along with those who say the food pyramid needs
to be revised and carbs need to be kicked off the bottom layer.


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