Is anyone doing a low glycemix diet to lose weight or does everyone do keto? I ask because my uncle is a nutritionist and he says that the atkins or anabolic diet does not help at all with overall health.
The thing about diets like atkins, is yes they are not good for your overall health in the long term, but for short periods are fine and work well, BUT... the atkins is not sustainable. It's good for losing weight fast, but you'll gain it back unless you make a lifestyle change with your diet. I personally am a huge fan of the Zone and paleo. I believe it too be about the best you can eat and one is able to customize to their goals i.e. weightless or bulking and is a def in the performance department. For some good info on diet and the Zone check out these 2 links...
ZONE Meal of the Week Pt 1
Fuel Talk Pt 1...Though I'd Share This
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Hey CC, I think you nailed it. I've been keto since Easter and plan on a few more weeks when I will switch over to a low-GI type diet. Actually the same diet but with low GI carbs.
I think I'm going to do complex carbs with my first meal and post w/o. Nothing crazy, maybe start w/a half cup of oats and adjust from there, gradually.
Personally, I don't care for fruit but if I did, I would eat them sparingly.
If you're overweight/obese this is far more damaging to your health and prospective health than any dietary protocol you could follow (e.g. Atkins).
I'd be happy for a client who was severely overwieight to follow the atkins diet short-term, if it was agreed that we'd transition to a more 'balanced' regime in the near future.
No food/macronutrient is the enemy, as is often claimed amongst certain nutrition groups (carbohydrates, all fats, saturated fat, fructose etc.) you need all of them for optimal health but getting the balance is an individual assessment process, there will never be a 'one size fits all' diet.