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Old 04-23-2008, 10:34 AM   #1
Nicholas Daigle
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I think I finally get it....

Cordain, Sears, and Taubes have combined enough information to make this diet thing make sense.

After watching the Gary Taubes lecture on the main page today I think I finally understand why I haven't been able to lose weight. That was potentially a life changing lecture. It's the first time anyone's ever been able to adequatley describe to me an actual physiological pathway by which carbs make you fat. It's far more convincing than anything I've ever heard or read about low fat, calorie restricted diets, which have never worked for me. So far this Paleo/Zone bit seems to be the real deal. It combines the right types of foods to eat from the Paleo diet with the proper proportions to eat them in with the Zone. Sears and Cordain should get together to write a book, I think it would become the nutrition bible of the future.

Somebody tell me if I'm off base here, but this is the way I understand it:

1. Eating high glycemic index carbohydrates creates more insulin than is required to deliver glucose to muscles, etc., and the left over insulin then "pushes" dietary fat into the adipose cells.
2. Without extra insulin, fat cannot be deposited in adipose tissues
3. Therefore, too many carbs makes you fat.

The key is to eat enough low glycemic index carbohydrates in the form of fruits and vegetables to provide your body with the blood sugar it needs for fuel (this is why Atkins sucks), but not too many carbs or fast digesting carbs that will spike insulin. Again, Paleo gets you eating the fruits and vegetables and off the grains, and Zone provides the portions that keep your insulin levels steady. It's healthy, effective, scientifically sound, and doesn't require an incredibly restrictive diet that no one will follow in the long term. Wow.

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Old 04-23-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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Re: I think I finally get it....

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1. Eating low glycemic index carbohydrates creates more insulin than is required to deliver glucose to muscles, etc., and the left over insulin then "pushes" dietary fat into the adipose cells.
Typo?

Besides that, basically yes.
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Old 04-23-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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Re: I think I finally get it....

yeah. I fixed it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 11:00 AM   #4
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Re: I think I finally get it....

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Old 04-23-2008, 12:48 PM   #5
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Re: I think I finally get it....

honestly i wish someone would have simplified it so easily for me a while back good job.
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Old 04-23-2008, 05:59 PM   #6
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yeah. I fixed it.
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Old 04-23-2008, 06:26 PM   #7
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Re: I think I finally get it....

That was great, I can't believe I watched the whole thing.
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