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Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: West Philly, PA
Bikes: '89 Nishiki Cascade (set-up as a tourer); '99 Gary Fisher Aquila; late 80's John Howard (by Dave Hesch); '70 Schwinn 3spd
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If you want to lose that remaining twenty lbs, I recommend doing it by making small incremental dietary changes (just like you have been doing with milk, cheese, whatnot), and by working out a little more. Ketogenic diets (like the Atkins, and like the Maelstrom) are difficult to maintain and of questionable long-term benefit. What works and is sustainable is to simply up the ratio of burned:ingested calories.
Before considering a drastic dietary change, consider this:
- Diets high in saturated (dairy, red meat) and poly-unsaturated (margarine, heated veggie oils) fats put you at increased risk for coronary artery disease.
- Excessive protein intake (2g/kg) is a risk factor calcium-oxalate kidney stones.
A varied diet with daily fresh fruit & veggies, plenty of fiber, and regular (fatty) fish is the best diet combo we know of with respect to long-term health maintenance.