Recently I was surprised to see a recent article(Bicycling Jan. 95)
praising the benefits of a low-carb/high protein diet. I was especially
surprised to see that the the author suggesting to try a no-carb diet for
two weeks to see the results. He states:
One way to find out is to try a 2-week diet that eliminates most breads,
pastas, sweets, fruit and fruit juices, potatoes, milk, and yogurt. Do
this with the help of your doctor. If you feel better after the 2-week
trial, suspect carbohydrate intolerance.
Can this be correct? If I eliminated these items from my diet I would
have pracitcally nothing to eat(beyond vegetables)! I can see the
importance of limiting or even eliminating your intake of dairy and
"sweets." but the rest has me a bit puzzled.
His basic point throughout the article is to cut our reliance on
carbs(as a primary source for energy) and increasing our reliance what he
calls "vital proteins and fats."