The low-carb / "ancestral" diets (ie, nutritional plans) are lifesavers for many types of folks. I was introduced to it by my endocrinologist for weight loss. Most of his patients are diabetics (I'm not), and this is the diet he prescribes for them. He never named it as such, but at my last checkup (yesterday) I told him I'd been doing some research and thought his plan was very similar. He got a sheepish grin and said, "yeah, it's my 'caveman' diet." So it's not just a "fad" thing - it's responsible and well-founded scientifically.
There are lots of books on the subject. There is also a webinar (FREE!) being offered soon in which many of the "gurus" in the field are going to speak. It's not just a promotional convention, as I see a few speakers listed who look like they might be dissenters. It looks like a very well-rounded offering, and should be a real boon to anyone curious about low-carb.
Another Sparker posted the link to the site where you can register:
I saw her post in the Paleo Diet forum, and immediately jumped on this great opportunity.
Proponents of the lifestyle cite its benefits for diabetics, those with heart disease, cholesterol issues, actually, most maladies of modern society ... and it's been a miracle to me for weight loss. The fantastic "side effect" is how good it makes me feel - and I'm NOT fighting cravings or snacking ... in fact, usually I only eat 2 meals a day, and sometimes I'm having to "push it" to get all that down! Awesome.
Even if you don't adopt the plan, it's well worth your time to at least investigate it - from "those in the know"!!
...the problem with people these days is
they've forgotten we're really just animals ...
We did not create the web of life; we are but a strand in it.
We don't have souls. We ARE souls. We have bodies.
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