You are correct. I am not a fan of kwashiorkor:
Protein malnutrition is well studied and understood ( by some ). The argument that a little kwashiorkor goes a long way towards "busting through a weightloss plateau" is ludicrous.Originally Posted by The been there, done that, now I'm over it department.
Here's a very effective hack : purging bulimia. Eat as much as you want and you still lose weight ... of course, you also run the risk of developing massive electrolytes imbalances, digestive issues, severe dental problems, heart arrhythmias including the possibility of heart failure ... but only if you do it for more than a couple of weeks, and the pounds fly off!
That's very dramatic, but I don't think an appeal to childhood malnutrition is a fitting comparison.
aah. Maybe that is the reason for my big belly (biggish now, not nearly as big as before) But anyways, that might explain it. I love wiki to see what ails me and here all this time, I thought I had this one
Good news I guess, it looks like they are both curable and death preventable.
65lbs gone and counting!!
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People say that not eating grains is very limiting. Eating ONLY potatoes for a week or more... that really IS very limiting. I like variety. Which is why I won't be eating just potatoes. Someone else wants to do this...I am fine with it. But, like most fad diets I suspect when you look at this over time and see what happens, I suspect the weight comes back on after not eating only potatoes.
Besides, my girls are laying and I want to eat those tasty duck eggs while I still have them!
Please explain to me the substantive difference between that and an adult willingly subjecting themselves to incipient kwashiorkor via adopting the precise diet which leads to the condition.
If you wish, I can go back and excise the parts of my earlier post that reference children, leaving only the salient bits relating to how the condition is brought about by eating starches. I'd rather not do that, but if it would reduce the drama factor so we can address the biology behind it, then I would seriously consider it.
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It comes from consuming too few calories. People die from it all over the world. I also see people on Mark's Daily Apple willingly restricting their calories, or fasting--the complete absence of calories! Why would people do such a thing that could lead to death?