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    I should know the answer to this, but my pregnant brain apparently has the dumb.

    What happens on a low carb, low fat, high protein diet? You lose weight because of rabbit starvation, right?
    --Trish (Bork)
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  • #2
    I guess it depends on the degree of "low"... But taken to the extreme... I think so?
    "All of God's creatures have a natural habitat... my dinner plate." -Me

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
      I should know the answer to this, but my pregnant brain apparently has the dumb.

      What happens on a low carb, low fat, high protein diet? You lose weight because of rabbit starvation, right?
      Wrong! You will not get any “rabbit starvation” by eating protein food from various sources, a disease that is more a rumor than a well-documented occurrence anyway. Make sure to get the protein from various sources, and not only from powders though, because this may be bad! Lots of people are now getting very lean on a so called protein sparing modified fast(PSMF) which is a very effective way to lose weight. It can be done as a short time crash diet or used one day a week etc. for weight maintenance…
      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

      - Schopenhauer

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
        What happens on a low carb, low fat, high protein diet?
        You cheat. Usually with carbs.
        5'0" female, 45 years old. Started Primal October 31, 2011, at a skinny fat 111.5 lbs. Low weight: 99.5 lb on a fast. Gained back to 115(!) on SAD chocolate, potato chips, and stress. Currently 111.

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        • #5
          As I understand it - your liver would convert some of the protein to carbs via gluconeogenesis. I've heard varying views as to whether this is harmless or stressful to the body.

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          • #6
            Back in the 90's, that's how we did Atkins...skinless chicken breasts, Beef Jerky, low fat lunch meat, iceberg lettuce. You'd lose weight fast but it would all come back with a vengeance. We used to do this when I was in the military and we had to meet weight requirements once a year. Another good way we lost weight was not drinking anything for 2 days, sure your kidneys screamed, but you still had a job.

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            • #7
              Jesus, I wouldn't last a week on a diet like that. Personally, protein alone doesn't fill me up. I would be a starving, miserable pain in the ass eating that way. I imagine many people would.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Gorbag View Post
                Make sure to get the protein from various sources, and not only from powders though, because this may be bad!
                No problems there. I just have powders in the morning (some days it's easier to get down than our beloved bacon & eggs), and the rest of our intake comes from grass fed cheese and meat


                Originally posted by oxide View Post
                You cheat. Usually with carbs.
                LOL, I cheat anyway with carbs.
                --Trish (Bork)
                TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
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                • #9
                  You die horribly slow and painfully. And don't think you can go to either Heaven or Hell on this diet either.
                  Make America Great Again

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                  • #10
                    ROFL. Thanks, Derpy!
                    --Trish (Bork)
                    TROPICAL TRADITIONS REFERRAL # 7625207
                    http://pregnantdiabetic.blogspot.com
                    FOOD PORN BLOG! http://theprimaljunkfoodie.blogspot.com

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                    • #11
                      A simple setup for the protein crash diet:

                      Calories:
                      600 – 900 kcal depending on size, so a small person should shoot for the lower number and a big guy the higher number.

                      Proteins:
                      1 gram per pound of target-weight! That's mean; if your weight is 200 lbs. and you want to go down to 150 lbs. your protein intake will be 150 gram per day. Very lean meats like chicken breast and tuna in water is the order of the day. It is possible to precook certain meat to “wash out” most of the fat.
                      Fat: 20 gram per day, that’s what normally comes as traces in your lean meat. Take one additional tablespoon of cod liver-oil or 6 fish oil pills.
                      Carbs: 20 gram per day. Do not in calculate green fibrous vegetables, eat as much of those as you like to combat acids from the high protein food, and to get enough fibers.
                      One multi-vitamin pill, and as much black coffee, water, diet coke you like.
                      If you have a lot of weight to loose you can stay on this diet for a month before taking at least 2 weeks off. If relative lean, not more than 2 weeks before taking at least 2 weeks off…
                      "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                      - Schopenhauer

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                      • #12
                        diet coke???
                        Female, age 51, 5' 9"
                        SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.

                        Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
                        2013 goals are to get fit and strong!

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                        • #13
                          I believe this is the so called Stillman diet.
                          From what I've read on it, people lose weight fast as Otzi also stated. How healthy and sustainable it is, I dont know

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by jojohaligo View Post
                            diet coke???
                            If you want, but nobody will put a pistol to your head to make sure that you drink it!
                            "All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident."

                            - Schopenhauer

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Dr. Bork Bork View Post
                              I should know the answer to this, but my pregnant brain apparently has the dumb.

                              What happens on a low carb, low fat, high protein diet? You lose weight because of rabbit starvation, right?
                              I did this for several years before finding Primal. I lost weight and ate food. BUT, I was so cranky and felt deprived all the time. Of course, that was because I wasnt eating fat (I was eating high protein though).

                              Bottom line, I was miserable. I always felt that I was on some torture diet...and kind of reaffirmed to me that a diet has to be like punishment, right? Its supposed to be hard work--eating crappy food!

                              Well. WRONG.

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