Just trying to understand. For myself I suppose it does not matter because my favored activities cannot be done after 5pm in the winter and I am not willing to give them up.
Like my mother always says, take what resonates with you and leave the rest. So I will.
Thank you for your time.
I think that some of the problems people are having with this is that it really isn't a diet program, so thinking about it like another diet program will get you all caught up in that. For example, the recommendation is to do it for a few weeks perfectly, and start back at square one if you go off it. In a typical diet program, you just cheat for a day, and then continue. But this is different. There is this assumption in CW diet-land, and in many paleo camps, this concept of homeostasis. But when you are trying to balance hormones, you can't just go on and off and on and off something and expect things to settle down so quickly. And maybe they do for young men. But for many of us, just going low carb didn't cut it.
That said, when I did straight low carb or low carb paleo, I never experienced the changes in temperature. Even though low carb got rid of my hot flashes, and my muscles still got really sore after working out and I got really cold when I IF'd or reduced calories. I absolutely never in my life forgot to eat before, so yes, this is different. But I do not share with others that you have to have a particular sort of religious-like belief in it in order for it to work. I suppose if the recommendations were so far off what I was already doing, I would have demanded more proof. But really, when lots of the early people started, DrK hadn't written all the blog yet. Its just a strict low carb paleo plan with some meal spacing and portion suggestions.
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Also, I admit at first I was quite skeptic but seeing how generous Dr Kruse is in giving his time to this makes it much more believable to me. Thanks to everyone for the responses.
Also, I work night shift and cannot immediately change, so I'm screwed anyway.
Last edited by DigitalSurgeon; 12-13-2011 at 08:34 PM.