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in: Regina; Regina > 2016-02-11

Feb 12, 2016 7:47 AM # 
I'm embracing the low carb, high fat philosophy (which I just heard about last week and have obviously thoroughly researched). I can highly recommend salami and cheese for evening munchies. Must take my cholesterol levels soon so I can compare before and after!
Feb 12, 2016 9:59 AM # 
I hear sugar is what really causes heart problems anyway. I'm going to treat myself with nice cheeses to compensate for my lack of other loveliness
Feb 12, 2016 11:53 PM # 
Ya there is a lot of talk these days regarding studies done in 60s and 70s that linked saturated fat to heart disease. Apparently data were left out and the studies were flawed. There is a line of thought that blames dietary sugar for many of today's health problems. So sugar is out and saturated fat is back in, depending on whom you talk to. Some people have managed to reverse their type 2 diabetes by switching to a strictly low carb diet. I need to research it properly though. It's difficult to convince myself that cheese and salami are suddenly healthy options.
Feb 13, 2016 7:43 AM # 
Really? Would it be too much to ask for a small PowerPoint presentation on the subject while in Andalucia?
I subscribe to the'a little bit of what you fancy' philosophy. Or 'everything in moderation'.
By the way did you read Eoin Keith's thoughts on fuelling? Fascinating read.
Feb 13, 2016 4:24 PM # 
Yes! Thank you for this Susan, I had bookmarked it when Eoin won the Spine but forgot to go back and read it. Very interesting read, and made me think about the amount of money I have spent on energy gels in recent years! Barry Murray (mentioned in Eoin's article) joined the Champions Everywhere coaches in the last year or so (Regina is a big fan if I remember correctly). I must read some of his stuff. And apparently Prof Tim Noakes is the guru in this high fat low carb philosophy.
Feb 13, 2016 4:48 PM # 
Noakes has a seriously large book...
Feb 13, 2016 11:14 PM # 
Ha ha, the diet has a name and it's called "banting". Somehow this cheapens the idea. I was under the impression that it was more sciencey. Will investigate some more (though I'm not guaranteeing a PowerPoint).
Feb 14, 2016 9:09 AM # 
But I don't want to lose half my body weight. That would involve amputation of at least 1 limb!
Feb 14, 2016 9:11 AM # 
High fat low carb? Is he a close friend of Mr Atkins? Ketoacidosis!!
Feb 15, 2016 8:55 PM # 
Here's a yummy recipe to help get through the sugar-free period :-)
Feb 15, 2016 9:00 PM # 
Ps. There was an article in the latest edition of Runner's World about low carb, high fat. Can scan it if ye are interested.
Feb 15, 2016 9:23 PM # 
Sounds like banting
Feb 15, 2016 10:17 PM # 
They look really good Niamh. Will have to try them.
Feb 15, 2016 10:19 PM # 
Such banter
Feb 15, 2016 10:52 PM # 
I just realised today Banting sounds a bit like Bantry, where I am currently living. Maybe it's a sign... but that's probably just the ketones talking. I had spacey day. Actually I had better be a bit sensible about this cos I don't really want to go acidotic. The recipe sounds good Niamh!
Feb 15, 2016 10:57 PM # 
Have some pasta with rice and noodles. That'll sort you out.
Feb 15, 2016 10:58 PM # 
Get behind me Satan
Feb 15, 2016 11:28 PM # 
Haha, I completely missed your comment earlier about banging, Rob.
They were crazy for banting while we were in South Africa.
Feb 15, 2016 11:31 PM # 
Seemed to be effective for some people, but got the impression it would suit certain people, and not suit others - but I haven't looked into personally.

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