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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Dec 29, 2003 10:36 am

Well I knew it would happen...the woman is now pushing a low carb diet. Anybody on these things, have opinions on them (medical or otherwise) or any comments?

I think she's looking at the "south beach" diet which doesn't cut out carbs all together.....anyways, just fishing for opinions.
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Post by bahua » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:16 am

Well, if you like eating things that taste good, then I'd say avoid it, and just get used to exercise.

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:25 am

oh exercise isn't a problem.....I think she's just getting this in her head because everybody at work is doing it.....so thought I'd get some sane opinions.
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Post by Good2Great » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:33 am

Go with it baby! I did it for about 2 months at the end of the summer....the deal works. I lost 15-20 pounds.....BUT, when you fall, you fall HARD!

I think the best approach is to go low/no carb 6 days of the week and go NUTZ on the 7th. It gives you somehting to look forward to and breaks up the monotony.

Also, hit the gym, reduce your intake of soda (even diet) and drink a gallon of h20 a day.

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Post by macnw » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:39 am

It's the big thing now. Some of the issues include price of foods$$$, taste of foods :shock: , variety of foods(very little) and length of time in sticking with it. Even though the short-term studies support this eating pattern, there is very little research on the long-term effects of eating this way. People are intrigued by the quick weight loss, however, weight loss is a long-term event. The success rate of this low carb eating program is fairly low over the long-term. Enough said, proceed with caution. I think the South Beach is more of a balanced approach.

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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Dec 29, 2003 11:43 am

g2g...how do you mean fall off hard? Like as soon as you put white bread in your mouth, you blow up like a thanksgiving day balloon?

I'm not so much interested in dropping pounds now....I think she wants to lose 5 pounds before spring comes back but whatever.....if I'm doing something it's not for quick fixes.

Luckily I don't drink any sodas so I'm good there....my problem is liquor...and I'm reading now no booze of any kind for 2 weeks then only like red wine which I like but got to have a beer or 2 as well.

It does seem the south beach is much more balanced and less fanatical
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Post by Good2Great » Mon Dec 29, 2003 12:32 pm

KC wrote:g2g...how do you mean fall off hard? Like as soon as you put white bread in your mouth, you blow up like a thanksgiving day balloon?

I'm not so much interested in dropping pounds now....I think she wants to lose 5 pounds before spring comes back but whatever.....if I'm doing something it's not for quick fixes.

Luckily I don't drink any sodas so I'm good there....my problem is liquor...and I'm reading now no booze of any kind for 2 weeks then only like red wine which I like but got to have a beer or 2 as well.

It does seem the south beach is much more balanced and less fanatical


I mean, you can go carb crazy. I was doing great for 60 days, then found myself on a biz trip and went nuts until I narly put myself in a carb induces coma!

If she's just looking for 5 pounds.....it can be done in 5-15 days if she takes in less than 20 grams of carbs a day. The first few pounds fall quick.
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Post by kcmajik » Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:24 pm

Good grief people....EAT YOUR FRUITS AND VEGGIES!!!!!!!!

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Post by bahua » Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:41 pm

But don't forget the beer and burritos.

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Post by dangerboy » Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:36 pm

FWIW, we now have a entire store with low-carb food. Don't remember the name, but I think it's somewhere on Vivian Road. They also do a lot of business nationally on the Web.

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Post by tat2kc » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:14 pm

I see a personal trainer in Brookside, with a couple degrees in exercise and fitness, and is also a registered dietician. He has some very serious concerns about the low carb "fad", especialy for people who do exercise a lot. Carbs are needed for the body for energy, but it really depends on what you eat and how much. If you want, I can give his name and number. He does a lot of consultations, and helps people set up both exercise programs and refine their eating habits. He's pretty reasonable, and you can do a consultation or regular sessions. He has a private facility, so no one sees just how bad you are!
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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:20 pm

tat...that's my issue, I'm going to attempt to train for a marathon this spring/summer (not sure my knees will hold up, thanks football)....

no way will I jump head first into any fad diet, I think common sense goes a lot further than blindly following these things....although I do think they can be a good guideline...

it's all the same, eat better and excercise.
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Post by tat2kc » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:27 pm

If your'e interested, my trainer's name is Glenn Preston, and his company is Real World Fitness. The number is 816-333-8997. Give him a call and find out if he can help you. Definately worth it, even for a nutritional consultation. With his degrees and experience, you'll get the straight shot, without the hype.
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Post by KCPowercat » Mon Dec 29, 2003 4:53 pm

thanks
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Post by TheDude » Tue Dec 30, 2003 3:06 pm

life is too short, you could get hit by the 'Jo and what does it matter?? I say eat drink and be merry for tomorrow we die!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (anyway, low/no carbs makes your privates shrink anyway, and some of you cant afford that G2g)
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Post by SonicBoi » Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:48 pm

I hear lots of ppl say that Atkins is really bad for you. One of my bro's scout leaders was on it and his doctor told him to get off of it because it had hurt his kidneys. As with any diet or exersize change, consult your doctor before making the jump.
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Post by nota » Wed Dec 31, 2003 8:11 am

Here's my .02-

South Beach is good. Atkins is bad. My doc won't let me or any other patients go on Atkins, but SB is much easier on your kidneys plus it is not so terribly rigid with the no carb thing. You do 3 weeks of absolutely no carbs and then gradually add some back in.

Ignore the Atkins foods like bread, etc you are starting to see in the stores. They replace the carbs with fats and cut the portion size to get their lower carb counts.

Atkins bread costs $4.99 a loaf. A bigger loaf of Wonder 100% whole wheat bread is $2.59 and has much more nutritious and much less artificial stuff in it plus it tastes better.

Same with their ice cream, etc.

Eat foods as close to the NATURAL state as you can, eat less, exercise more, cut both carbs and fats back and you will do well.

South Beach is good and works well for me. But like all diets or eating plans, it only works well when I do.
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Post by TheDude » Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:44 am

agree 100% w/ previous 2 posts--South Beach Good, Atkins very bad for your kidneys. but i am not a fan of diets, but am a fan of exercise. that way you can eat what you want and if you are exercising, you typically will trend towards healthier food anyway.
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Post by GuyInLenexa » Mon Jan 05, 2004 7:46 pm

South Beach is good, Atkins if you are morbidly obese (under a doctors care).
I know for me, I can not do my weight training without carbs, I play out before my third set.
I think high protein, lower fat, veggies and fruits, and try to keep your carbs to a moderate level and use whole grains or legumes, if you can.

Each person is different though.

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Post by Good2Great » Tue Jan 06, 2004 12:19 am

I wonder if any of these fat gals proclaiming that they're on the South Beach diet would even get out of their cars if they went to South Beach?
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