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peachfuzz
Jun 10th, 2004, 03:24 PM
Just wondering if there are anybody here going on low carb diets.

What do you think of the diet?

Personally, I'm pretty well in shape...but have tried out the low carb diets in the past....no pasta or bread, just strictly on certain veggies and meats and cheeses. I've shed maybe 10 lbs from that and now in the way lower end of my normal weight range....recently I'm back eating some carbs...and i've not been gaining much weight at all from it......i'm not sure if the low carb diet, along with exercise, is making me not gain any weight...since my doctors have said that I'm in very good health right now.

Also what do you think of low carb foods that are out now? What do you think of the taste of them?

I recently tried out the ultra low carb yogurt from yoplait....and I found it to taste like I'm eating butter....it was really disgusting :o

!<blocparty>!
Jun 10th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Well, my advice for dieting (may be a bit harsh) - eat less, exercise more. hehe

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 10th, 2004, 04:09 PM
I've stopped eating bad carbs - white bread, enriched flour, processed sugar and I've lost a significant amount of weight because of that.

However, I eat lots of oats and whole wheat and rye bread - the healthy carbs.

All-in-all I've lost a tremendous amount of weight doing just that.

Helen Lawson
Jun 10th, 2004, 04:11 PM
Smoke cigarettes and drink coffee all day like me. It keeps you really thin.

jbone_0307
Jun 10th, 2004, 07:03 PM
I hate the low carb diets. I still cant believe the Coke has this C2 shit, with no carbs. How in the hell are you going to take the carbohydrates out of a carbonated drink?? :confused:

G-Ha
Jun 10th, 2004, 07:50 PM
I hate the low carb diets. I still cant believe the Coke has this C2 shit, with no carbs. How in the hell are you going to take the carbohydrates out of a carbonated drink?? :confused:
This may come as a shock, but Coke has already managed to remove carbohydrates from a carbonated beverage...and they named it Diet Coke! :D

From what I understand, Coke C2 will be made with sucralose (or a combination of sucralose and other sweeteners) rather than aspartame which is currently used in Diet Coke. Sucralose is derived from regular "table" sugar...the chemical structure of sugar is altered slightly (I believe 3 hydrogen-oxygen groups are replaced with 3 chlorine atoms) which results in a substance that's hundreds of times sweeter than sugar, but does not impact blood-glucose levels. In other words, your body doesn't recognize it as a sugar.

Helen Lawson
Jun 10th, 2004, 07:57 PM
When you smoke cigarettes all day long one off of the other one and drink about 4 pots of coffee a day, you never get hungry. That is the "natural" way to lose weight, not diet or exercise. Sometimes I go 2 days without eating because I just am not hungry.

BritneySpearsIsHot
Jun 10th, 2004, 10:37 PM
Have a high protein diet, tis the way forward

SerenasMelons
Jun 10th, 2004, 11:48 PM
I hate the low carb diets. I still cant believe the Coke has this C2 shit, with no carbs. How in the hell are you going to take the carbohydrates out of a carbonated drink?? :confused:

The "carbonated" refers to carbon dioxide, which is added to the drink to give it the bubbly feel. It has nothing to do with carbohydrates.


Can someone post a list of "good" carbohydrates and "bad" carbohydrates?

Gowza
Jun 11th, 2004, 12:22 AM
Well, my advice for dieting (may be a bit harsh) - eat less, exercise more. hehe
eating less does nothing but screw you over, you need food to give you energy and if you are exercising you need more energy to get effective results otherwise there is no point in exercising. eating right is also important.

Gowza
Jun 11th, 2004, 12:25 AM
imo the best diet is a mix of carbs and protien. before you exercise you have the carbs for energy and after the exercise you have the protien for repair and recovery. if you dont have enough protien then your muslces dont recover quickly enough for your next exercise session and it isnt as effective. especially when it comes to building muscle.

Sam L
Jun 11th, 2004, 12:46 AM
imo the best diet is a mix of carbs and protien. before you exercise you have the carbs for energy and after the exercise you have the protien for repair and recovery. if you dont have enough protien then your muslces dont recover quickly enough for your next exercise session and it isnt as effective. especially when it comes to building muscle.
That's only if you want to build muscle though.

Eat complex carbs and exercise. Don't eat less cause you'll just get hungry and start eating junk (if you can't find anything else).

switz
Jun 11th, 2004, 01:17 AM
That's only if you want to build muscle though.

Eat complex carbs and exercise. Don't eat less cause you'll just get hungry and start eating junk (if you can't find anything else).

omg i actually agree with you about something. complex carbs are very important and cutting them out of your diet is very dangerous to your health and general energy levels.

i can't stand these fad diets. the only one i give any credence to is the GI diet, and that's only because it actually focuses on health rather than losing weight as fast as possible.

ys
Jun 11th, 2004, 01:18 AM
Smoke cigarettes and drink coffee all day like me. It keeps you really thin.
:worship:

ys
Jun 11th, 2004, 01:19 AM
And the best diet in the world is Russian diet..

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:13 AM
Potatoes are ok, especially sweet potatoes. They have a tremendous amount of complex carbs and fiber.

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:14 AM
But moderation is the key ;-) don't eat 5 potatoes, eat one and don't slather all that stuff on it, eat it plain

toreador
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:34 AM
And the best diet in the world is Russian diet..
no actually its the mediterranean and its been proven :)

ys
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:35 AM
no actually its the mediterranean and its been proven :)
No, Russian diet is so special, it is far superior..

Fingon
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:38 AM
oh I am really sick of the healthy life style talibans.

Don't smoke, don't drink coffee, don't have sugar, don't have salt, no carbohydrates, no fat, no burgers, no hotdogs, no ketchup, no beer, fuck off.

If you have any of that you are going to die.

I guess if you don't you will be inmortal :confused:

And we are supposed to live all our lives counting calories, analyzing the food ingredients.

If you go to a restaurant, instead of ordering a nice mean and have a good time, get a calculator to count the fucking calories.

Give me a fucking break, I might die 2 days earlier but I will live my life.

Randy H
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:41 AM
oh I am really sick of the healthy life style talibans.

Don't smoke, don't drink coffee, don't have sugar, don't have salt, no carbohydrates, no fat, no burgers, no hotdogs, no ketchup, no beer, fuck off.

If you have any of that you are going to die.

I guess if you don't you will be inmortal :confused:

And we are supposed to live all our lives counting calories, analyzing the food ingredients.

If you go to a restaurant, instead of ordering a nice mean and have a good time, get a calculator to count the fucking calories.

Give me a fucking break, I might die 2 days earlier but I will live my life.
Amen :lol: :yeah:

Sam L
Jun 11th, 2004, 04:42 AM
oh I am really sick of the healthy life style talibans.

Don't smoke, don't drink coffee, don't have sugar, don't have salt, no carbohydrates, no fat, no burgers, no hotdogs, no ketchup, no beer, fuck off.

If you have any of that you are going to die.

I guess if you don't you will be inmortal :confused:

And we are supposed to live all our lives counting calories, analyzing the food ingredients.

If you go to a restaurant, instead of ordering a nice mean and have a good time, get a calculator to count the fucking calories.

Give me a fucking break, I might die 2 days earlier but I will live my life.
It's not always about living longer. Some people just want to look good. I know people who to go the gym and afterwards outside the gym start smoking. :shrug:

Fingon
Jun 11th, 2004, 05:08 AM
It's not always about living longer. Some people just want to look good. I know people who to go the gym and afterwards outside the gym start smoking. :shrug:
it's all about being manipulated to do what the burocrats want us to do.

They tell us what to do, what not to do, they want to control every aspect of your life.

I remember once I saw a doctor and he got mad at me because I wouldn't quite smoking, I told him he was my doctor, not my dad, and my life is mine and my body is mine, and he was supposed to give me an advice, not an order, and then I told him to fuck off and never came back again.

Helen Lawson
Jun 11th, 2004, 12:07 PM
I will be 87 at the end of the month. Cigarettes and coffee do not seem to have taken their toll yet!

rand
Jun 11th, 2004, 01:09 PM
No, Russian diet is so special, it is far superior..
no, mediteranean, definitely :p

ys
Jun 11th, 2004, 01:12 PM
no, mediteranean, definitely :p
You simply never tried Russian.

Princess Fiona
Jun 11th, 2004, 01:34 PM
oh I am really sick of the healthy life style talibans.

Don't smoke, don't drink coffee, don't have sugar, don't have salt, no carbohydrates, no fat, no burgers, no hotdogs, no ketchup, no beer, fuck off.
*gulp* ;)

(I am in trouble with some of those... :scared: ;) )

If you have any of that you are going to die.

I guess if you don't you will be inmortal :confused:

And we are supposed to live all our lives counting calories, analyzing the food ingredients.

If you go to a restaurant, instead of ordering a nice mean and have a good time, get a calculator to count the fucking calories.

Give me a fucking break, I might die 2 days earlier but I will live my life.
I do not count calories - I've never counted calories!! I've also been known to go to the gym and eat pizza afterwards... (My example is NOT the best... :o ) I understand how people want to look after themselves (I should look after myself so much more :o ) but I'm not so sure I like it when people are slaves to calorie counting and striving for some ideal that is sometimes not obtainable. (I know, it's their lives... ) It can be hard to follow advice sometimes too - which is healthier? Butter or margarine? Etc etc etc... ;)

My diet is quite carb-dominated sooo... I don't know. :o [/finishes babbling] ;) Good luck with whatever you decide to do, peachfuzz. :)

VSFan1 aka Joshua L.
Jun 11th, 2004, 02:24 PM
*gulp* ;)

(I am in trouble with some of those... :scared: ;) )


I do not count calories - I've never counted calories!! I've also been known to go to the gym and eat pizza afterwards... (My example is NOT the best... :o ) I understand how people want to look after themselves (I should look after myself so much more :o ) but I'm not so sure I like it when people are slaves to calorie counting and striving for some ideal that is sometimes not obtainable. (I know, it's their lives... ) It can be hard to follow advice sometimes too - which is healthier? Butter or margarine? Etc etc etc... ;)

My diet is quite carb-dominated sooo... I don't know. :o [/finishes babbling] ;) Good luck with whatever you decide to do, peachfuzz. :)
It depends on the type of margarine ;)

If there is an "partially hydrogenated" oil in the margarine, then go with the butter. However, if it is "trans-fat" free, then go for the margarine.

Helen Lawson
Jun 11th, 2004, 02:35 PM
Marlon Brando used actual butter in "Last Tango in Paris."

Fingon
Jun 11th, 2004, 02:42 PM
Marlon Brando used actual butter in "Last Tango in Paris."
:haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha: :haha:

Princess Fiona
Jun 11th, 2004, 03:01 PM
Counting calories... *shakes head* I would not make some of the lifestyle magazines with my attitude... *blush* ;)

It depends on the type of margarine ;)

If there is an "partially hydrogenated" oil in the margarine, then go with the butter. However, if it is "trans-fat" free, then go for the margarine.
Thank you... :) ;) It is so confusing sometimes... I love salt (I have way too much salt :o ) but I prefer margarine to butter which is not so salty... Hmmmm... :scratch: ;)