my personal experience contradicts this. it's NOT cico. after i hit my 40s, my weight started creeping up, up, up and no amount of conventional weight loss tactics could stop the climb. lower-fat, higher-fiber, calorie-deprivation, hours in the gym, even fasting for 48-72 hours -- nothing worked. i tracked my food and exercise religiously and neurotically. until i went low-carb. then the weight, and more importantly the bodyfat, started to drop. so no, it's NOT cico. years and years of a diet based on "healthy" grains and legumes had damaged my insulin response. it's NOT cico.
Originally Posted by magicmerl
As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture, and as I drank their cold liquid from each shell and washed it down with the crisp taste of the wine, I lost the empty feeling and began to be happy and to make plans.