Apologies to Loren Cordain
Earlier this year I started a thread regarding a book that I had read and was trying to follow. It was "The Paleo Diet for Athletes"
by Loren Cordain. I was having trouble with my blood sugars and losing weight. Converting from eating a high amount of carbohydrates to very low amount was hard to do. It took me awhile to wean myself off of the carbohydrates. In fact, I quit the diet for awhile and did not give it a very good review.
Pecan pie did it for me though. I had eaten a piece of it one afternoon while at work and my two hour post-prandial blood sugar was 58. Talk about rebound hypoglycemia! I was cranky and pretty hard to work for. I gradually worked my way off of eating many carbohydrates and now my sole sources of carbohydrates are vegetables and fruit. I avoid potatoes, and anything else with a high glycemic index.
Starting a diet that severely changes how you eat is a difficult thing to do. As you decrease the amount of carbohydrates you eat you are miserable for awhile. I have to tell you though, as I have stuck with it, I feel good, my performance (for my level of cycling) has not suffered and is improving.
My blood sugars are in very good control and I have the energy I need to work and do the things I want to do.
So, here's to you Loren. I think you've got it figured out.
Check out this link for the science behind Cordain's work:
Last edited by obsidian; 09-30-06 at 07:18 AM.