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HCG, IF and Ketosis - the Unholy Trinity of Metabolic Downregulation
Interesting. Her thoughts on IF are very vague and not backed up with anything concrete, so I don't count it as a credible source of info. I've had great sucess with IF, and the emerging research about the health benefits of IF, are very promising. It also annoys me to no end when people assume that IF equals starvation, binge eating, constant cravings, being hungry all the time and obsessing about food. I feel the best I ever have in my life, since starting JUDDD/5:2/IF. Even those around me have commented on how my mood has changed-I have a much happier disposition now. I have a.much healthier relationship with food now and and give IF total credit for that. Drives me bonkers when someone equates IF to starving yourself
You are misreading what she wrote and what I wrote.
She does not counsel successful dieters of any sort. They have all failed at dieting. They have given up on dieting and gone to her in desperation.
Her "successful" group contains her clients who have readily moved from the dieting metabolism and mentality into a healthy way of eating.
My comment was not directed at you. Its simple fact that long term ketosis will lead to a lowered metabolism. There is a reason there have been almost zero successful long term ketosis dieters. It does not work.
They have done studies on Atkins. They haven't found what your anecdotal conjecture tells you from your reading of dozens of complaint threads over the years that involve many different variables. But YMMV. I'm sure following your n=1 you will someday achieve perfection of body, mind, and spirit.
She keeps referring to "women" specifically. That's odd.
I think it's because most (all?) of her clients are women. And, let's face it, when it comes to weight loss, men and women are not exactly the same. This is probably because our endocrine systems are not the same, and metabolic regulation is mostly mediated by hormones. So what works well for men may not work well for women.
I think the jury is still out on whether long fasts are beneficial to women.
Last edited by diene; 05-01-2013, 10:21 AM.