Finally - a discussion I was looking forward to reading, except for....
[QUOTE=Paleobird;891449]Heheheheh. The guy with the caps lock key permanently stuck on his keyboard is saying I argue "emotionally". That's rich.
You accuse me of headline skimming but admit that you stopped reading several pages back. E.g. you would have understood the Terry Walhls reference had you been reading and not skimming. And I even apologized for using the "full of it" language. Which you would know had you been paying attention.
Exactly what makes you think I am an "emotional wreck"? I suppose it is easy to toss out a personal attack like that to avoid dealing with the actual arguments.
Boy, when you get your rant on, you really start burning the strawmen and acting nasty. Calm down, OK?[/QUOTE]
I was really glad to find this discussion, because I've read both Danny's blog thoroughly, as well as Mark's, and a bit of Peat. (And, a crapload of other studies and blogs about athletes, lifting, carbs, protein, etc.) I have a lot of questions about these things and I appreciate Danny coming over to participate in the discussion in a level-headed manner.
I'm only 11 pages into what is currently a 58 page discussion and I finally have to speak up and say that what's really annoying is having to dig past the vitriol and scarcasm put out by Palobird (and a few others who are on her coattails). It's as if you're taking this personally and letting it get to you. I don't get it. It's unnecessary drama. No one is telling you how to live your life. Do what you want. If low-carb works for you, great.
Not long ago, I too was screaming about the evils of all sugar. I was looking down my nose at my friends who eat sugar but have full heads of hair. Guess what, my average body temp is 96°, I've got definite signs of hypothyroidism and issues with staying warm enough. I'm having a really hard time justifying putting carbs back into my diet, so reading some intelligent and thoughtful information is what I'm looking for, not another screaming match.
Maybe by page 58 Paleobird gets banned from the discussion or begins to come around. Either way, I'm starting to tune out the shrill screaming.