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UK diet sensation and my experiment

Sunday, May 20, 2012

I am standing in line at the grocery store and an article in one of the magazines catches my eye. UK Low Carb diet just two days a week and lose more weight.

Hmmm... so I bought it because I didn't have time in line to read it.

Basically it says, in a VERY general way, to choose two days a week (doesn't specify back to back or to different days either) to keep your carbs under 50 grams. Eat sensibly the rest of the week.

SO.. I google this at home. I find MANY well-known magazines online that almost state the same article verbatim. I find this interesting. OBVIOUSLY this is a propaganda article pushed out by someone.

But for major magazines to publish it without really being thorough seriously bothers me.

I finally found a little more. On the "low carb" days you can only eat 650 calories.

UM NO I don't think so. This is KNOWN to be bad for your gall bladder. The PRO that they discuss is lowering your insulin for the month by 18% or close to that.

There were also 3 control groups. One on a normal 1500 intake, one like stated above and another that escapes me at the moment.

I am going to try two low-carb days - no processed foods, etc. BUT I am keeping my calorie range the same. Healthy fats are allowed and one piece of fruit.

I am going to do this through the month of June and report back July 1.

Just curious to see what happens. I would like to get rid of the processed foods from my kitchen but can't quite give them up 100% yet. THEN I binge.. this might ease me into that scenario.

What do you think?
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SWAZY33 5/31/2012 5:55AM

    I like that you are doing your own research! Let us know how it works out.

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TRAVELISMYGAME 5/30/2012 3:24PM

    Very interesting, I'm looking forward to seeing how you like it and what your results will be.

I've been thinking about taking 1 or 2 days a week (probably non-consecutive) and trying to eat super healthy. Will probably be on the lower end of the calorie range, but it should shake up my metabolism! :)

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FITFABME 5/25/2012 6:47PM

    Hi there! I had a nutritionist several months back recommend I cut back on carbs to jump start weight loss - it was miserable! I lost all the weight (over 40 pounds) up to that point by eating healthfully and killing processed foods - mostly whole foods and lots of water - and lots of exercise - and I never felt hungry through the entire journey.

...then I cut back on carbs. NIGHTMARE! I was starving to death and miserable -- then I understood the negative connotation of 'dieting'. It sucked! I was only eating good carbs - like oatmeal at breakfast, for instance..and she said to stop. After a few weeks I dumped her as my nutritionist and found another because it just wasn't working at all for me. I was sooooo hungry -- and not losing any weight anyway.

But good luck to you -- I just think you need to eat food that your body craves for its nutritional value - and you'll be good!

Good luck!!

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TRAVELGRRL 5/20/2012 9:27PM

    I always worry that I can't stick with a diet like this because something always happens on the day I'm supposed to be "on."

I remember being on a diet a LOOONNNNGGGGG time ago where you watched what you ate for 6.5 days and got to eat anything you wanted, in any quantity, for 8 hours of the 7th day.

Yeah. Like giving one hit of crack to an addict! Never made it past the first "splurge" day.

I will be very interested to see how things works out for you! I like how you are keeping a skeptical eye on it but are willing to give it a shot.

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ROCKYCPA 5/20/2012 7:59PM

    Sounds interesting and I would like to know the outcome of the diet. I try on a daily basis to lower my carb intake but haven't been real successful. Keep us posted.

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ROCKMAN6797 5/20/2012 6:13PM

    If it means two less days of processed foods then that is a good thing!
Very interested in reading the follow-up to this experiment.

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SUCCESS68 5/20/2012 4:03PM

    Sounds good to me. Clean living by removing excess from food intake does mean that we don't need as much starch in our diets. So even on a vegetarian menu you still want to balance protein, carbs and fats.

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AHAPPYLIFE 5/20/2012 2:42PM

    It sounds totally do-able as long as you are keeping your calorie intake healthy. I don't think it's any different than doing 2 days a week vegetarian. The point is, don't go to extremes either way! Have fun & I hope you find a routine that works for you & fits your healthy life.

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HONEYPOT319 5/20/2012 1:44PM

    I don't know, I have not had any past luck with the low carb thing. My new health journey includes lots of fresh fruits and some of them (like mango and watermelon) have quite a few carbs in them. I wish you luck trying it and can't wait to see your results. :)

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