My blogosphere friends surely know who i'm referring to, though i haven't read him in over two years, and only referred to him recently because of one of Fred T's recent posts. Hell, even Wooo hasn't thought it worthwhile to blog about his BS in a long time! :-)
Looking through someone else's blog list just now, though, i saw his latest title "how to eat less" or some such thing.
LATE-BREAKING NEWS!!! I DON'T WANT TO EAT LESS!
Eating less is bad for me! Eating less gives me hypothyroid symptoms! Eating less makes me cold, and feel like shit!
To those who want to eat less -- haven't you tried that before? How well did it work; was it sustainable? Are you deluded enough to think that calorie restriction makes you immortal, or do you get a feeling of nobility from suffering, like a medieval religious fanatic?
Eat a very-low-carb diet and you WILL eat less, but you'll also feel less hungry. After you conquer those potato- and rice-cravings (ie, become fat/ketone-adapted), you will also crave ALL glucose-raising carbs less. Dump sugar, wheat, and industrial seed-oils, and the temptation to snack generally drops like a rock. Fill up on lamb chops and your favorite vegetable, and be amazed at how long it is before you're hungry again.
On VLC i find myself looking at my daily calories and wondering what i might have in the kitchen that could tempt me to get my intake UP to where it needs to be to lose weight more efficiently!
I actually was hungry this morning! It's rare that i have any appetite before noon, but i celebrated with a big plate of bacon and eggs today, and enjoyed that ghrelin rush while breakfast was cooking. Of course, i wasn't interest in lunch though, more's the pity....
And that guy wants me to eat LESS? How can someone be an obesity specialist and not realize that lowering intake tends to cause lowered metabolism as well? Pathological neurobiology, too? The ONLY piece of work by Ancel Keys that wasn't a pile of horseshit -- the starvation experiment -- showed what happened to healthy young men when they were eating the kind of things "the good doctor" wants YOU to eat ... oh, and they were "moving more" too! If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what does that make HIM?