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    Twin Doctor's Zero Carb vs Zero Fat Experiment
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    brunosbud posted:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/twin-doctors-experiment-low-fat-low-sugar-diets-article-1.1597066

    Their advice? Exercise, regularly, and Stay away from processed foods that are loaded with sugar and fat.
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    betatoo responded:
    I really don't believe either of these diets works. To do a low fat diet usually includes more hidden carbs especially sugars. To do a low carb diet means starving certain nutrients out of the system. Fruits and moderate carbs as in veggies are needed.

    I personally prefer a low starch diet that limits orange and brown starches and eliminates white starches as much as possible in this modern age. This allows for fruits and a wide range of veggies low in glycemic index. As of late also are the studies showing that white fruit, apples and pears, are extremely good for us in any diet. Old wives. . . . .
     
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    mrscora01 responded:
    I think it was a bit of a bogus experiment. They both, allegedly, did zero of their "bad" substance. Here's the problem. Even a LCHF diet has some carb - so you don't get constipated and will get all your nutrients. And a low fat diet (like Pritikin) allows healthy fats including certain oils and things like avocado. So neither twin was a realistic description of what "real" people do or any of the so-called "fad" diets.

    Cora
    T1 1966, Dialysis 2001, kidney transplant and pump 2002, pancreas transplant 2008
     
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    davedsel2 responded:
    I read this article a few weeks ago and found it very interesting. What it does show is the importance of making wise food choices and keeping portions in control. A balanced approach with what and how much we eat is vital to our health.

    Personally, I've tried all type of "diets" and food plans. The ones that have worked best for me are the ones I have stuck to the longest. Anything will work if it is followed consistently. Best, though, to keep the balance principle in mind at all times.
    Please click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    glucerna replied to davedsel2's response:
    Cora and Dave, I think you make a really good point: people don't follow set diets for very long. Figuring out what works best for you, meets your goals, and contains foods you and your family enjoy can be different for each person. Research that looks at what people eat 1-2 years after starting a specific diet plan shows that people stray from the set diet guidelines and figure out what works for them. ~Lynn @Glucerna
     
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    brunosbud responded:
    There are "places" where control is tight enough to conduct dietary studies that could potentially generate legitimate ground breaking, break through data on diet and lifestyle studies for heart disease, obesity, and diabetes:


    The Prison System

    Why shouldn't society actually derive some benefit from prisoners willing to volunteer for controlled studies in exchange for reduce prison terms or improved living conditions or other "perks" while serving time?
     
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    davedsel2 replied to brunosbud's response:
    Bronosbud, I love that suggestion! It makes sense as it is a rational and logical concept.

    I would suggest that you get into politics but I suspect you are too smart for that.
    Please click on my username or avatar picture to read my story.

    Blessings,

    -Dave
     
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    brunosbud responded:
    Clearly, this experiment was not well conceived. I think what the "No Carb" brother did was jam Ketosis-Eating down his body's throat. It appears his body was not capable of adjusting from a glucose-dominant energy pathway to ketones quite so easily.
    The result? Chronic fatigue, fuzzy thinking and elevated blood sugars.

    Everybody eats fats. But, very few eat them to the exclusion (or drastically reduced) of carbs. I'm contemplating on dabbling with this, myself. But, I at least have the common sense to know that Keto-eating is something you sneak up on. You don't shut down insulin like you would a faucet.


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