- Feb 22, 2002
Have you ever looked at the research surrounding Atkins? Again, Atkins is also a comercial organisation. Why are you Americans so affraid of fat and now obsesed with cutting out carbohydrates (don't you realise that advertising is just that, advertising)? Surely a healthy amount of both (i.e. a balanced diet with health food choices is the way to go). 'What we evolved eating' is such a daft statement, given that the Atkins diet doesn't replicate this, we don't know for sure what was eaten, it was different in diffrent parts of the world and meat (being dificult to get hold of) wasn't a big part of prehistoric man's diet!Originally posted by stevek
Adkins is calorie counting. I think reducing carbs is a very good thing.
The food pyramid is a joke what you think doctors came up with it? No it was inspired but corporations. Just like the low fat diet was an advertising gimmick.
There are way to many grains in the pyramid. Not enough veggies and fruits. Grains these days are just empty calories pretty much. Better to eat fruit if you want carbs.
There have been no real studies showing Adkins is bad or unsafe. There have been garbage about I of course.
Us Americans are so afraid of fat and it has a bad rap. But hell we are told to eat bread and pasta and other garbage all of the time.
Look at what we evolved eating. Insects meat we could catch fruits and veggies nuts and seeds. Not wonder bread and cereal and milk and low fat foods.
I think a diet in fruits and veggies nuts and meat/beans other proteins is a good diet.
Hell since I stopped eating grains for the most part I have great blood levels. And right now I am about 60 pounds overweight.
Being 60 pounds over weight you should see a nutritionalist not following a 'one size fits all' diet! This is also a forum for people that want to exercise, suggesting that people don't need carbs to exercise and won't get the knock is factualy wrong.