Although I've posted the conundrum of mixing fats and carbs together in the same meal before.
Maybe the key is cycling full-on paleo/primal periods for like two weeks and then cycling in a low-fat vegan week where you simply avoid nuts, avacadoes (and other fatty vegetables and oils of course), legumes, and grains?
great research, but it's all so simple - STOP focusing on macros. eat a variety of primal, non-toxic foods, and you can enjoy good health. weightloss is about calorie deficit. not about a magic number of carbs or fat.
Last edited by jakey; 10-12-2012 at 11:22 AM.
"dean ornish and dr. davis think the palmitic acid our bodies use for fuel while we sleep is poison if we eat it. zero-carbers like charles washington think the oldest fuel in our evolutionary history – glucose - used by organisms a billion years ago and without which the brains of modern mammals cannot survive for more than a few minutes – is an unnatural toxin if you eat it. both views ignore basic facts of medical physiology and defy evolutionary history." - kurt harris
I'm thinking of trying it out on myself come the start of November, once we eat up the current round of perishables in our house and it's time to go to Costco again. I'll pick up 20# of potatoes and eat them until I run out, then cycle back to high-nutrient eating for a while and repeat if I liked the results of the first cycle.
Today I will: Eat food, not poison. Plan for success, not settle for failure. Live my real life, not a virtual one. Move and grow, not sit and die.
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I agree with what Jakey says above!
This little blurb, from one of my earlier cites, sums it up in geek-speak:
"But the physiology of weight loss on ultra low fat diets is basically comprehensible, especially once you look at lipids and superoxidel, and what the body needs to function effectively. Running your metabolism on pure glucose would induce, theoretically, an infinite glucose sensitivity and low fasting insulin. If we do reductio ad absurdum you would end up with no fat stores and experience death from hypoglycaemia if you ever depleted your glycogen stores. Mitochondria like (saturated) fatty acids. Fatty acids keep them in control."
We should be thinking about eating real food, not carbs, fat, and protein...
70lbs gone and counting!!
Fat 2 Fit - One Woman's Journey
I'm not gonna totally poo poo on the one source saying "well his neck and waist got smaller so it was probably mostly fat"....but lets face it that is not really all that telling. I'd like to see the data on it.
Last edited by Neckhammer; 10-12-2012 at 12:55 PM.