Right. That is how I read the question too. It is not whether a person eats some potato, or rice as part of their eating plan. I do it. It's whether eating only potatoes for 10-14 days is healthy.
Originally Posted by Owly
oh gosh...I need that in "english," I don't understand "scientish"
Originally Posted by Neckhammer
But I think the conclusion is the important part, I just need someone to explain it a little more fully:
This is playing with fire (possibly near literally, at the mitochondrial level) if you are a diabetic. Please don't go there.
But the physiology of weight loss on ultra low fat diets is basically comprehensible, especially once you look at lipids and superoxide at the ETC level, 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.
Female, age 51, 5' 9"
SW - 183 (Jan 22, 2012), CW - 159, GW - healthy.
Met my 2012 goals by losing 24 pounds.
2013 goals are to get fit and strong!