Georgia Hunter said...
Georgia- that is simply not true. People with blood sugar and insulin problems as well as hormonal disorders absolutely may need to cut carbs to lose any amount of weight, myself included. Calories are only a small part of the story. Our bodies are not robots and n doesn't always = 1 when hormones, digestion, etc. are involved.
["Sorry Astro, I've got to disagree. Even Type II diabetics can lose weight on the proper caloric intake. A calorie is a calorie and when looking at energy expenditure vs energy intake, the body doesn't care. Losing weight is about
being in an energy deficit. Hormones can complicate things, but that can be overcome in well over 90% of the people.
I can put someone on a donut or cake diet and get them to lose weight. Because of their high fat level, that person can't eat the volume of food that would be ideal and entirely satisfying but they would lose weight. That study has already been done by Mark Haub at Kansas State University.
I paid a lot of money to learn nutrition and weight modification. It's not rocket science, it's a straight forward formula that often causes linear results."]
jb's quote, but reference is to me. Either way, both of us have proven valid points here. I and also learned from a licensed dietician / nutritionist in my case, plenty of published literature supports this too. Not only that, but I tested it on myself with documented body fat percentages and strength gains, not just weight. No or low sugar made a big difference - in short time. Our bodies get enough sugar without added cane sugar, its a no brainer.
Post Edited (astroman) : 1/14/2019 12:06:06 PM (GMT-7)