Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Low-carb diet reduces inflammation and blood saturated fat In metabolic syndrome

"Metabolic syndrome is a condition afflicting one quarter to one third of adult men and women and is an established pre-cursor to diabetes, coronary heart disease, and other serious illnesses. Patients have long been advised to eat a low-fat diet even though carbohydrate restriction has been found to be more effective at reducing specific markers, such as high triglycerides, characteristic of the syndrome. Now, a new study indicates that a diet low in carbohydrates is also more effective than a diet low in fat in reducing saturated fatty acids in the blood and reducing markers of inflammation."

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Sunday, December 2, 2007

Week #24: -2 lb for a grand total of -74.5 lb!

Another good week. I'm down another 2 lb for a grand total of -74.5 lb in 24 weeks. Feeling great and really feeling the loss. All is good. Christmas is coming fast so I really need to get my head around preparing some treats that I can freeze for the holidays.

I've been reading Gary Taubes' book "Good Calories / Bad Calories." It's fascinating, folks! You really should pick it up if you haven't done so already. The absolute fallacy that the low-fat folks have been peddling on us for the past 30 years is, quite frankly, terrifying. What a load of garbage. Unfortunately, as fat consumption has dropped, obesity and diabetes are running rampant. This is the first generation of children who may not live as long as their parents. Fat doesn't make you fat. We need to get that through our heads and start attacking the real culprits, sugar and starches! And no, it's not what you put on the potato... it's the damn potato!

Until next week, I hope you all have a wonderful low-carb seven days!