Thursday, January 29, 2009

Low Carb does it again...

Those of you who know us will know that we are not fans of either nutritional or training dogma. We don't particularly like those who come out with statements that start with "everyone should be...." or "nobody should be....." or those who are overly critical of others approaches. It just isn't us, we like positive and constructive information and happy stuff!

However, it has to be said, we are fans of low carb diet approaches and it is how we all tend to live our lives. Experience has shown that most people who come to us for weight loss tend to have diets high in refined poor quality carbohydrates and often deficient in protein - despite a lot of the modern nutritional literature that will state that protein deficiency is no longer the problem it was many years ago. I disagree - while protein may be freely available, many people don't eat sufficient amounts, mostly because they believe the hype and avoid many excellent high protein, muscle building, healthful foods in favour of high carb processed 'health foods'.

Seriously, how can anyone live on a bowl of Special K for breakfast and lunch? Get real.....

Anyway, here is an interesting, in fact, a fascinating blog post from Dr Michael Eades, the co-author of Protein Power. I'm a big fan of his and this post is one in the eye for those who always ask me "isn't a high protein, low carb diet really bad for you?"

It comments on the remarkable research work taking place in Germany where they are using Low-carb and ketogenic diets with cancer patients whose tumours proliferate on glucose....

Check it out.....HERE

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