posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 12:41 PM
I'm not sure about the 30lbs in a week thing, but the OP does have a point about cutting out grains.
I've lost just over 2 stone over the last 3 months, and I did it by cutting out as much carbohydrate as possible. As a type 1 diabetic, I've always
been told that I should eat a high-carbohydrate/low-fat diet, which helps to provide stable blood-sugar levels, and whilst it does help with
blood-sugar levels, it doesn't help with an overall healthy lifestyle. Imagine my surprise, then, when I see so-called health professionals telling
non-diabetics to eat this way too.
Eating fat doesn't make you as fat as carbohydrates do. When you eat "slow burning energy" high-carb food, it provides you with a steady stream of
energy throughout the day, sounds nice doesn't it? Well, the problem comes when you don't burn off all that energy, your body stores it as fat,
making you fatter. So unless you have a very active lifestyle, which most people today don't, then you must avoid carbs at all costs or you will
With the help of a dietician, I've cut out most of the carbs (grains) from my diet, and my blood-sugar levels are fine, and I've lost a lot of
weight too. This is why the Atkins diet actually worked, people were cutting out all the useless carbohydrate, all that extra energy they didn't even
need, and replaced it with healthy fats and protein.
I believe that this is one of the major contributing factors towards the ever increasing weight of the western populace. They're told to eat loads of
carbs, so they happily munch away on breads, cereals, pasta, rice, etc, thinking they're doing their body some good, when in fact they're just
becoming even more plump. It's almost like they're fattening up the population on purpose.