Sports and nutrition guru Professor Tim Noakes says it's not carbs we should be loading but proteins and fat, contradicting the established wisdom of decades that athletes should follow a high carbs diet.
His advice is not just directed at athletes. Noakes claims that a large part of the population could benefit from a low-carbs diet.
Last edited by Tungsten; 7th October 2012 at 20:07.
Carbs make you fat if you don't use their total energy content. Control the carbs in your diet and with some exercise you will lose weight.
Load carbs in the meal before a big work out or physical event. Load protein in the meal afterward. Don't know where this high carb diet stuff comes from. Must be those women's magazines.
Think it's been around a lot longer than that.He also discovered that his low-carb eating plan was first prescribed in 1861 by Harley Street surgeon, William Harvey, to London undertaker, William Banting, earning it the name the Harvey/Banting diet. Banting became the standard treatment for weight loss until it went out of fashion in 1959, replaced by the current “heart healthy” high-carb/low-fat diet.
Dr Robert Atkins rediscovered Banting in 1974.
Really!! I did not know that...“Protein is a potent appetite suppressant perhaps because a too-high protein diet is toxic to humans. As a result, low-carbohydrate diets with increased protein do not cause the frequent sensations of hunger and privation that accompany calorie-restricted, high-carbohydrate diets.
Food science, telling you what your grandmother did but with bigger words.
We could all sit outside on banana lounges discussing the best way to rebuild a 4WD transmission and agree, through shared stories of conquests supporting our assertions, that there is no basis to the proposition that those least assured of their persuasions are the first to condemn others for theirs.
Going off topic a bit ... I have a high regard for Noakes as a sports scientist and writer. His "Lore of Running" is in my opinion the best book on running ever written (even if you tear out that chapter).
Last edited by Tungsten; 8th October 2012 at 14:09.
There are few problems in life that cannot be solved with toast.
One of them, however, is opening a can of corned beef with that stupid key. This cannot easily be done at the best of times, and toast is of surprisingly little use in resolving the issue.
Yeah, I like to load carbs and hit protein and maintain electrolytes and reduce free radicals.
I don't really. I eat and I drink and I breathe. Isn't that enough?
"Bread and pasta taste good, so I ate too much of it. Rice and noodles don't, so I eat only what I need."
An excerpt from "How I Lost Weight in Thailand"