The biggest mistake patients make on low carbohydrate diets, is the insane notion that you can freely feed. If you want to lose weight, you absolutely, positively cannot eat as much dead animule as you want. In the absense of carbohydrate, fat storage is less efficient, as alpha glycerol phosphate production takes place by an alternate pathway. What that means in English ( I was a biochemist before I became a physician) is that at some point, calories count. Studies suggest you lose weight twice as fast eating 1500 calories of protein and fat, compared to eating 1500 calories of carbohydrate. But if your calorie intake goes to stupid, you won’t lose weight on a low carb diet. Try to keep your calories under 1500 a day. Or try to keep you dead animal poundage under a pound and a half (24 ounces) a day. Eating 3000 calories or 2 pounds of dead animal a day, you probably won’t lose weight.
on April 24, 2012 | No Comments