The other thing I have to ask you....that weight you lost...where do you think all the carbon atoms went? You lost tissue mass which contains carbon atoms. Do you think they just disappeared? And the same goes with your food intake. Where do you think all of those carbon atoms go?
Originally Posted by jturk
Why to carbon atom heaven with all the other atoms displaced by low carb diets, of course!
Originally Posted by JamesKrieger
But seriously, I appreciate your thoughtful replies. Like I said, I'd considered most of the alternative explanations you mentioned and found them implausible - though not impossible. And I certainly wouldn't expect you to reverse your opinion based on a single piece of anecdoctal evidence - the problem I have is that the nutritional data is such a mess of conflicting information that I do place a lot of value in my own personal experience/observations (and in the logic of the evolutionary perspective).
The history of science shows us that paradigm shifts typically occur over very long periods of time, partly on the basis of a healthy dose of skepticism on the part of those who hold the conventional view (a good thing!). Unfortunately, it's also many times due to unwillingness to let go of a deeply held belief - human nature, of course, and unlikely to change anytime soon!
Personally, I have no dog in this hunt, and so will go wherever the evidence leads...
Last edited by jturk; 07-08-2010 at 07:08 AM.
This thread has epic potential...