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Sunday, July 15, 2012

Name that low carber

I just have to say that I’ve been living a low-carb lifestyle for [5-15 years]*.  I don’t feel deprived at all and could care less what “society” suggests I should eat.   I’m happier and healthier than most of the people around me.   Low-carb is sustainable if you want it to be and care about your health above all else.   We can eat berries and melons without breaking the “diet”, among many other low glycemic foods Dr. X* didn’t mention because it would make low-carb living look even better, so the argument that we are depriving ourselves of essential nutrients is pointless. As far as antioxidants go,  refined carbohydrates cause oxidization. Without those in our system, antioxidants aren’t quite so “essential” anymore.
* details "blurred" to make it fair, but it doesn't show up on my search engine anyway.

Which low carber said the above?

11 comments:

Sanjeev said...

the doc from down under

Sanjeev said...

> We can eat berries and melons without breaking the “diet”

the "diet" may have b0rk3n3d[0] your metabolism, but you can't bring yourself to break it?

Healthy relationship there ...

[0] for you non-h@xz0rz, broken.

Sue said...

Amy Dungan:
I just have to say that I've been living a low-carb lifestyle for 10 years. I don't feel deprived at all and could care less what "society" suggests I should eat. I'm happier and healthier than most of the people around me. Low-carb is sustainable if you want it to be and care about your health above all else. We can eat berries and melons without breaking the "diet", among many other low glycemic foods Dr. Oz didn't mention because it would make low-carb living look even better, so the argument that we are depriving ourselves of essential nutrients is pointless. As far as antioxidants go, refined carbohydrates cause oxidization. Without those in our system, antioxidants aren't quite so "essential" anymore.
http://carbsanity.blogspot.com.au/2011/06/is-lc-morphing-to-haes-part-iv.html

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Oh darned you Sue! ;-) I forgot I quoted that one before. My what a diff a year makes, eh?!

Sue said...

I did a search on "we can eat berries and melons", then added Jimmy at the end of melons, then next tried Amy Dungan. It was just luck!

Sue said...

I thought Amy started putting weight on because of stress etc not being compliant. What Jimmy commented about her:

"She's been very honest about her struggles at her blog much in the same way I have been about mine. This isn't the failure of low-carb. It's the difficulty of dealing with unmanageable metabolic issues."
http://livinlavidalowcarb.com/blog/pictures-worth-more-than-a-thousand-words-for-july-2012/14651#comments

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

Oh this is so galling, eh? I mean if Jimmy and Amy have damaged metabolisms, it's a product of their "healthy low carb lifestyles". I have to laugh that Tom Naughton blamed Jimmy's problems on getting too much advice! (that I guess all turned out to be wrong).

She can be as "honest" as all get-out on her blog (from time to time), but that's not the public face she puts forward. She's healthy and happy and living the good life eating low carb, and spreading the word. This quote is particularly galling in that she -- who apparently CAN'T sustain her LC lifestyle -- is chastising others. They must not care about their health, right? Sigh.

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

BTW -- "this is not a failure of low carb" -- Jimmy blamed his 410 lb former self on the failure of low fat ....

gunther gatherer said...

Was it one of these skinny-minis?

http://healthylowcarbliving.com/low-carb/join-us-at-the-3rd-annual-low-carb-meet-greet/

Evelyn aka CarbSane said...

There are often kids at these things. Amy's and Tom Naughton's kids are slim, but I just gotta wonder what they're thinking at some point when they're at these type events.

Tonus said...

"It's the difficulty of dealing with unmanageable metabolic issues."

He makes an awkward spokesperson for any dietary intervention when he admits that he has an "unmanageable metabolic issue."

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