Actually, my choir director just started it. Someone else I know is on the related South Beach diet. Choir Director says that it is still possible, but very difficult.Karamazov said:Anyone going on the Atkins diet for Lent?
However, compared to Atkins et al, the Zone is much more balanced with the percentages of calories coming from Carbs, Fats, and Proteins being 40-30-30% respectively.PhosZoe said:There is a vegetarian version of "The Zone Diet" It's called "The Soy Zone". It's yet another low carb diet.
Nor should you. The Mediterranean diet mentioned above is very balanced, with an emphasis on the good carbs (and a fair amount of them!) and the right kind of fats.Jennifer said:All I know is that I won't try such a drastic low carb diet again.
Here's a good article from Postgraduate Medicine:The Caffeinator said:Where can we find more info on the Mediterranean Diet?
There's only one dietary "science" that has real credibility. A balanced decrease in calories and exercise.David 2007 said:I no longer listen to the rantings of people that disparage the Atkins diet.
It's the only thing that works for me. In fact I have to increase my fat intake to be closer to the classic Ketogenic Diet.
I have severe metabolic issues caused by drugs given to me by Doctors.
Personally I see modern Dietary Science as nothing but ideology.
I'll stick with 'objective reality' and it's affects on my body and person.
I think this will change with time. "Confirmation bias" seems to have ruled the day since the 1960s or so.minasoliman said:There's only one dietary "science" that has real credibility. A balanced decrease in calories and exercise.
I recommend you check your cholesterol and blood to make sure everything on the outside correlates with everything on the inside.Maksim said:I think this will change with time. "Confirmation bias" seems to have ruled the day since the 1960s or so.minasoliman said:There's only one dietary "science" that has real credibility. A balanced decrease in calories and exercise.
Personally, I have been eating high-fat and low-carb for a number of years now. Not anything formal like the Atkins Diet, but just a recalibration of my views on what I ought to eat. By "high fat", I mean that I pay no attention to the amount of fat that I am eating, and try to keep carb consumption low. My wife notes that we go through a pound of lard per week
Funny thing is, I'm unquestionably healthier now than I was when I was eating a so-called "balanced diet." There's really no explanation besides my decreased carb intake. Even my (initially skeptical) doctor is happy with the results.