Anvil or Hammer

Interesting Read

Posted in Diet and Bodyweight by Mike on March 9, 2008

I was waiting for a victim candidate to show up for a grilling interview on Friday. It was my job to test some claims he made.

He was late, through no fault of his own, and I was in what serves as a meeting room/library. I perused the shelves waiting for the employee to bring him. I came across The Ketogenic Diet: A Treatment for Children and Others with Epilepsy. A ketogenic diet is a low carb diet, done right. It was an incredibly interesting read.

The book I just read Bad Calories, Good Calories contained a bit of a sales job. Since the author saw it as his job to overcome the forces of evil and promote the low card diet, he didn’t give a round view, and I knew that. The Ketogenic Diet, on the other hand, is written as a guide to treatment. It doesn’t have to sell you, this is doctor prescribed. As a result, it discusses the upsides and downsides more openly. It too reports that low carb diets cause a bit of anorexia (a good thing in this context). It disagrees with Good Calories, Bad Calories and says that you can and people have gained weight on a low carb diet, although it is uncommon.

There is still a bit of a blind eye turned to the idea that this diet won’t solve all your problems. Their answer to complaints of seizures returning (remember this is not for weightloss) is that they obviously ate something not on the diet. Medicine is rarely that easy.

This book is only a couple hundred pages and actually offers meal plans and substitution lists. If anyone wants to learn about how to Low Carb diet without 600 pages of why, this is your field guide.

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