Thursday, January 19, 2012
I don't have a great deal of time to write this, but I just had to!
It seems everyone in my unit is trying to lose weight and they are all staying away from the evil CARBS! (Do you hear the ominous music building in the background?)
I thought low carb had died... but just when you think it's safe to go into the water...
Hypothyroid people (like me) should eat fewer carbs (like 45%), but not go LOW carb... most people can get 55% of their calorie intake from carbs and be fine. And while I heartily believe that your mileage may vary on any "rule"... generalities do exist... and too much protein can be harmful to your body by throwing off your electrolytes, making your blood too acidic, and damaging to your kidneys, etc. And there are legit diet plans for certain health conditions that are very low to no carb, but you need a doctor and dietitian to monitor you while you are on it.
But from everything I have read, what Atkins and every other "diet" plan, they all manage to restrict calories... but they do it through gimmicks and not necessarily healthy ones.
I'll take Spark and a balanced diet, tyvm! Moderation not restriction!