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?