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Originally posted by MajorMalfunction
Giving up meat ... that's something nobody should ask of me.
You'll get my burger when you pry it from my cold, dead fingers.
But how does MSG cause obesity? Like aspartame, MSG is an excitotoxin, a substance that overexcites neurons to the point of cell damage and, eventually, cell death. Humans lack a blood-brain barrier in the hypothalamus, which allows excitotoxins to enter the brain and cause damage, according to Dr. Russell L. Blaylock in his book Excitotoxins. According to animal studies, MSG creates a lesion in the hypothalamus that correlates with abnormal development, including obesity, short stature and sexual reproduction problems.
Originally posted by sir_chancealot
There are only 2 ways that I can lose weight.....
1) Go on an extremely restricted diet (Like about 1,000 "calories" a day). At that rate, I will loose 1 or 2 pounds a WEEK. The last time I did this, I dropped 30 pounds in about 3 months, but I was hungry all the time.
2) Go carb-free. I will loose 1-2 pounds A DAY. I lost 30 pounds in 30 days on the Atkins diet. (The 30 pounds I gained back from the other diet) And no, no one has 30 pounds of "excess water". Interestingly enough, the more FAT I add to the diet, the quicker I will lose weight. At one point (for 2 or 3 days), I was eating a half pound of bacon for breakfast, and dipping it in 1/4 stick of real butter. I was losing 3 pounds a DAY when I did that. It does get expensive though. You never go hungry on the Atkins diet.
[edit on 1-10-2007 by sir_chancealot]
Originally posted by annestacey
If you are on a completely chemical-free diet and eat only healthy foods, you don't have to limit your intake. You can eat as much as you want. No one has to be hungry in order to be healthy.