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Posted: 04.25.2002
"I'll have the salad"
I found this over at cc-chapman.com and know Ashley will get a kick out of it:

Atkins diet author home after cardiac arrest

Not related to the diet? Well thanks for playing Robert...but I'll stick with my carbs, thankyouverymuch. Oh yeah, get well soon and stuff.

Hey boy take a look at me...let me dirty up your mind...

Gloating, although child-like and somewhat annoying, is so refreshing... "Not related to diet", my ASS!

¤ ¤ credit: Ashley | 04.25.02 at 05:32 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Isn't it ironic....don'tcha think? (OR insert applicable Alanis Morissette lyric here.)

¤ ¤ credit: Queen | 04.25.02 at 07:06 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

don't hit me...but he's right.
it isn't diet related. and carbs are the worst. your body isn't built to break down carbs over and over and over again.

if you go the rest of your life without carbs, you will do fine, but try that without protein!!

the only reason i even stated anything here is just cause this is something i have been researching like CRAZY lately...and i have learned some very interesting stuff!! ( and i can back up my claims..im not just running my cakehole!) one being that no matter how many people think Adkins is full of shit..he really is onto something...

its sad how the media misleads.. *sigh*

¤ ¤ credit: Jen | 04.25.02 at 07:23 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Jen, I've done a lot of research on it, too (as has my Dr. and he specifically forbid me to even try the Atkins diet) -- and our opinions definitely differ on the subject so I'll respectfully disagree. I'm of the school "everything in moderation and exercise" (at least when I can). I think radical "eliminate everything" diets do more harm than good in the long run. But everyone's bodies are different...and if it works for you...high fives!

¤ ¤ credit: robyn | 04.25.02 at 08:12 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

Did you read the articles recently that are finally publishing what I have known about for years? The severe kidney damage that the Atkins diet can cause you? Not a good thing at all. I agree with you - we need our carbs. And I laughed my ass off earlier today when I saw that he had had a heart attack. (Not that I normally laugh at heart attack victims - it was because of the diet...)

Wait. Maybe they said this wasn't diet related because he doesn't follow the diet himself? Teehee!

¤ ¤ credit: Christine | 04.25.02 at 11:19 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

I felt the same way when I heard that John Gray (the Women are from Mars, Men are from Venus guy) got a divorce. *insert evil snicker here!*

¤ ¤ credit: Susan | 04.26.02 at 03:24 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I also disagree. I have done my "research" and, believe me, it isn't based on the "media". I know that myocardiopathy isn't based by diet completely. Some people are born with the disease, but that's not what's happening here. Atkin's is a liar and a brain-washer.

I know how our bodies work; I understand what makes them tick. Our bodies break down carbs to make ATP (look it up), the basis for cell functioning. I won't get into the science here, but the basic thesis is that our bodies do indeed live off of carbs. Why deprive your body of what it needs? Never eating another carb, or eating the popular "low carb" diet, is just asking for health troubles and weight gain as soon as you start eating the way nature intended again. Why give up birthday cake for the rest of your life?!

¤ ¤ credit: Ashley | 04.26.02 at 07:19 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Nothing wrong with disagreeing!! I respect what others have to say..and I have to say Thanks for respecting what I have to say. It is REALLY nice to have this kind of discussion without having your head ripped off by someone who doesn't agree!

i said what i said based on some research i have done into what is called a Hunter/Gatherer Diet.
This is based on the fact that anything that can not be eaten in its raw, natural form, you shouldn't eat. No dairy, no processed foods, etc.

Based on studies done for a lot of years, the people who adhere to this diet just do not have heart problems, high cholesterol, diabetes, or cancers of any kind. That is what caught my attention!

I learned that the whole carb thing is this...its ok to have them. But in excess? No. And natural carbs found in fruits and such are great. It is all the carbs found in processed foods that you should worry about!

My reason for getting into this was that I have a carb problem. I can eat eggs and bacon and meat and I dont have to worry about my cholesterol like some people. ( i have bloodwork done regularly) However, the carbs kill me. I have struggled with my weight since I was a child. I was never a lazy over eater. But what I was eating was always high in carbs. and it goes right to my butt!! I just don't break it down like some people.

anyway...great discussion here gang..seriously. the thing with this sort of...thing, is that we all gotta do what works for us individually. the hunter/gatherer type thing has helped me get my blood sugar levels in order, and i am losing weight ( and yes..i eat carbs lol..just natural ones!)

Now that I have written a book, I will shut up now..thankyouverymuch..


¤ ¤ credit: Jen | 04.26.02 at 09:34 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

I whole-heartedly agree with you about what is now popularized and called the "Hunter-Gatherer diet". We were meant to eat real foods: fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc., not processed foods.

In industrialized societies, most people eat more than double the amount of protein (and sugar and fat) their bodies need, so those that say they are eating too many carbohydrates are usually just plain wrong. They aren't eating the right kinds of carbohydrates: fiber rich foods (fruits, vegetables, and whole grains), which prevent heart disease, colon cancer, high blood pressure, among many more health problems.

¤ ¤ credit: Ashley | 04.26.02 at 11:34 AM | link--this ¤ ¤

Atkins was on Good Morning America and explained that his heart problem was due to an infection. He has no blockages and his doctors told him to go right back on his diet. I have not tried Atkins, but I do agree with the low-carb plan. The Atkins diet starts out with very little carbs, but you eventually adjust your carbs with your activity level. I have been doing a more balanced lower-carb plan, called Somersizing, which has worked great! You can read my weight-loss story on my homepage.

¤ ¤ credit: Cindy | 05.01.02 at 08:50 PM | link--this ¤ ¤

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