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March 01, 2009

Weekend Link Love – Edition 39

By Mark Sisson

USA Today harps about a new study that proves you can lose weight on any diet if you restrict calories enough. Is this evidence for you to start a burrito diet or perhaps the half-donut-a-day-and-nothing-else diet? Or maybe good health is something more than pounds lost.

The department of obvious studies (UK division) is at it again, this time proving that lifestyle affects your risk of a stroke. Via Diet Blog.

First there was soft serve chicken, then there were the atrocities that make you fat. This week it’s time to go global with “I Can’t Believe They Call That Food!” from My Travel Web.

“…lies, damnable lies, and statistics.” And then there are health statistics. Hyperlipid illustrates the power of deceptive data manipulation with a post on cholesterol and fat intake.

Who said Brits were all about tea, cricket, and Jane Austen? The tough guy competition would even give hardcore Grokkers a run for their money. Don’t believe me? Check out this highlight clip.

Nerd Paradise breaks down the ingredients in Mountain Dew. When I tell you to add more greens to your diet, this is not what I’m talking about.

And finally, Grok in a box.

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Richard Nikoley
8 years 4 months ago

I took a look at that silly nonsense of a diet study here:

8 years 4 months ago
The New York Times “Well” column discussed this calorie restriction study. “Tom” posted an excellent comment. Here it is: ___________________________________________________ The study is garbage. First, the reasons the Atkins diet (or any real low carb diet) wasn’t named is that they didn’t test a low-carb diet. They set up a straw man by testing four high-carb diets against each other…they’re leading journalists to believe they did, but they’re careful not to say it. The entire study is designed to hide the truth — so much for the august New England Journal of Medicine! A 35% carbohydrate diet is a very… Read more »
8 years 4 months ago

that calorie restriction study has been everywhere this past week. It’s insane! None of them mention quality of food. A few even note that the issue with calorie restriction is that people get hungry and quit – which is true if you only eat 1000 calories a day, and you eat them in cookies, or some other crap. Totally ridiculous.

8 years 4 months ago
oh, my god, the soft-serve chicken photo is enough to forbid my kids to eat those nugget things ever again. Does anyone here do low-carb, or primal, or paleo, in a family setting? My husband, who was in good shape on an Atkins regimen years ago, is now in probably the worst shape of his life, and after years of watching him, I’m just sure he needs that kind of diet to thrive. Since leaving the diet, he has developed sleep apnea, been put on cholesterol and blood pressure meds, become obese and somewhat depressed and chronically tired… all the… Read more »
8 years 4 months ago

A diabetic friend with a nondiabetic husband and nondiabetic (yet!) kids would make her low carb meals and add carbo sides for the others, but they kept stealing *her* food because they preferred it. So yes it can be done