posted on Sep, 25 2011 @ 02:20 PM
Good topic OP, I've also been doing something similar although I didn't have as drastic of a weight loss, then again, I'm not too much overweight
in the first place. I think perhaps your scale could be broken, but then again maybe not.
All I can say for myself is, is that I feel much much much better since cutting grains out, and switching to dry red wine instead of beer. I've been
losing weight effortlessly. I've always been very athletic and active, but I still always had this extra 20-30 lbs on me, and constant mood swings,
lack of motivation, depression, etc..... Especially in the last year, it's really taken its' toll. I decided to give the low carb thing a try, cut
out all grains, very minimal carbs from whatever might be in nuts, or a few grams in condiments and what not. I'm not being a nazi about it, I
don't need to be because i'm still cutting way back. I've lost 7 lbs in the last 3 days. Sure, much of it is water but so what? It's still not
healthy to be carrying around excess weight whether it's water or fat. I'm already looking way better, face starting to look chiseled again,
clothes fitting better... haven't lost any strength and haven't felt fatigue. In fact, my athletic performance has been better. I'm sure me always
working out before probably helps, as well as lot of protein and fat, which keeps you from losing the muscle that everyone worries about while going
low carb. My mental alertness is much better, and I don't find myself getting crabby and in my "hate everyone and everything" moods.
I'd say it's great to do until you get to a certain point, then it would be time to reintroduce carbs, but instead of grains, go with fruits and
veggies to satisfy your needs. I don't think the occasional plate of pasta will kill you or pizza, just keep it under control. Even then, generally
speaking, the less active you are, the less carbs you need. Treat carbs like a drug rather than a food source almost.
I do think there is a conspiracy behind it, to keep us all sick and dumbed down. The vast majority of us do better with less sugar/carbs, more fat
protein. If everyone followed what the FDA recommended, we would be much much more obese here in America than we already are collectively. 6-11
servings a day?? Unless you're doing ironman or do extremely physical work day in day out, for the whole day, you don't need that!
On the other hand, I have a friend who is 6'2", 150 lbs and swills moutain dew like there is no tomorrow, and eats crap. Is totally chiseled and
never works out. I mean, at that height and weight it doesn't look that good but i'm jealous because he puts so much crap in his body and has a
very lean physique, although very frail. He's probably one of the few people that actually thrive off a high carb diet. Of course, he really
doesn't consume many calories overall, so perhaps that has a lot to do with it, the whole calorie restriction thing. He only eats once a day at the
end of the day, throughout the day it's just mountain dew with some snacks here and there. So, I think cutting back calories does help, but the
thing with low carb high fat and protein is, is that you don't have the tendency to go into these gorgefests like you would while eating pastas,
pizzas, breads.... It's like your body instinctually knows when enough is enough.