Hey Girls and Guys,
I like the idea of customizing your diet, So as to get max $$ out of it. I have done that to a degree that I would not have believed possible just a few years ago. All by trial and error...But, not with the benifit of a book. I wish I had read it, it might have saved me a lot of time and effort.
Copper...I am not totallyagainst starches, just hate them because I like them too much (most people do). Over several years, I, like millions of others, tried to get my youthful body back by trying different diets. I had no real luck, as I was not making a serious lifestyle change. But I did determine that my hunger and metabolism was very insulin sensitive and it was triggered by starches and various sugars.
Some people, maybe more than suspected are like that. Also, because of the portions Americans have become accustomed to, you would have to work out very hard 2 hours a day every week day and 4 hours on a weekend to make up for the Ammount of food and they consume every day.
Before my metaolism changed (at about 37 yo) I could and did comsume at least the following twice a day and never could get over 160 lbs(at 5'10") with no real exercise (except a moderate amount while working).
12 to 14 oz. of meat, large baked potato with butter or huge splat of mashed potato (covered with butter or such) Lots of gravy made with who knows what, lots of other prepared veggies, bread and a huge piece of pie or cake for desert. Plus your usual junk food snacks during the day. I also considered beer a necessary food group each day.
If I ate that way now, I would have to do very heavy work or exercise at least 5 hours a day or I would weight 250 lbs. in just a few months.
I tried to find the original info I read that started me on a low or no starch and sugar program, I could not on the net. I did find this article which may reference what I am remembering..Sorry but I can not be sure if it is the one, but it is almost the same. [url="http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/meriam/starches-fat.htm"]http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/meriam/starches-fat.htm[/url]
Everybody is different in what their bodies can use efficently and what it decides to turn to fat. But I really believe (in my humble opinion) that following the basics of what I do will result in a healthy body that you won't have to spend many hours a week in exercise hell.
As you know I also champion the daily multi vit. and mineral supplements. Especially the B group and zinc. Those are easy to do a search and research on.
See Arkie6's post over at weight loss board, he is a champion of this type of "diet".
I think I will quit rambling now, my fingers hurt and I hear a bag of pork rines calling.
[This message has been edited by TrickyDick (edited 01-14-2001).]