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post #41 of 183
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Originally Posted by Parthenia
I LOVE the Low Carb Craze and let me count the ways:

Pasta at the grocery store yesterday was 10 boxes for $4.00!!! Because no one's eating it. More for me!!! yayyy! I can also find whole wheat pasta in the regular grocery store too!
The down side of this is that my favorite independent bread bakery just went out of business.


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To be honest, I did the South Beach Diet, and lost weight. Of all the ketogenic diets I liked how the book discussed the glycemic index of foods. I am a sugarholic, and it helped curb my sweet tooth.
I did the first two weeks (much better than Atkins, IMO, as it encourages you to eat veggies during that period) and my formerly ultra-insatiable sweet tooth is MUCH better. Definitely a good thing.
post #42 of 183
:LOL I've been meaning to start a post like this and just keep forgetting! I've had it up to my eyeballs with low carb this and low carb that. This country is going to have a bad low carb hangover soon. Now I know how my Dad felt back in the 80's during the "Oat Bran Craze".

Gimme my bread and pasta!! :LOL
post #43 of 183
I wanted to clarify, since I haven't read the thread but there's probably a bit of bantering back and forth on the pros and cons of Atkins...
My Mom did a low-carb diet a few years ago and the results were dramatic. Then slowly the weight crept back on when there were several stressful things going on in her life. Now she has a balanced diet and exercises, even jogs, every single day and is at the lowest wieght she's been at in 20 years. I think what she's done now as apposed the carb-addict diet is much better on her body.
I also think that eating less pasta or whatever is fine. But all the "low-carb" foods all over the market has me suspicious...can they 'really' be that good for you?
post #44 of 183
ftr, the potato is not genetically engineered, just good ol' hybridization.

just out of curiosity, why does an ad for 'low-carb' food annoy you more than say, ads for suvs? i mean, *all* ads are annoying... but the hostility, *shrugs* i don't get it. certainly rant all you want, i'm no censor. (my guess is you all bought the rapidly plummeting krispy kreme stock, lol.)

suse
post #45 of 183

yes yes yes

I figure it will pass like the weight watchers fad in the 70;s I know WW does a lot of people a lot of good but I remember
You couldn't turn on a tv or radio or pick up a newspaper or magazine in our area without the WW splashed everywhere..
post #46 of 183
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Originally Posted by suseyblue
just out of curiosity, why does an ad for 'low-carb' food annoy you more than say, ads for suvs? i mean, *all* ads are annoying... but the hostility, *shrugs* i don't get it. certainly rant all you want, i'm no censor. (my guess is you all bought the rapidly plummeting krispy kreme stock, lol.)

suse
It bothers me b/c there's nothing wrong with carbs (I'm not saying there is or isn't with any other mass marketed product - just that there isn't with carbs). It bugs me to no end that people buy into this crap hook line & sinker w/o thinking or caring about the consequences. Common sense (and years of nutritionist's research) says that a varied and well-balanced diet combined with exercise is the healthy way to live and dare I say, even to loose weight. The marketing is so out there - like pp's have mentioned - now we can be healthy by drinking this soda and eating these cheetos because, hey - they have low carbs and low carbs are the way of the future! It's just too stupid for me to believe!
post #47 of 183
Parthenia, your post cracks me up : My mother has lost 40+ pounds on the Atkins and if she keeps it up, she may lose the ONE kidney that she has. I keep telling her that she better not come crying to me for a kidney when the damage is done. I have to laugh or I'll cry.
post #48 of 183
Another thing that sucks is you never know how to cook for someone. Like, our landlords went out of their way to fix something for us, so we thought we'd bake them something (they got us a brand new stove) but now I don't know if they are THOSE kind of people.

And birthday parties are really starting to suck now, when the cakes are made with aspartame and some weird flour!
post #49 of 183
I must admit, I tried Atkins once. It was like 5 years ago. Before low carb was ALL the craze. Funny how long it took it to be "the" diet. It made me sick and I stopped. Looking back now I wonder what kind of moron I was to eat all the bacon, eggs and steak I wanted.
post #50 of 183
I love carbs!!!

(I'm eating toast and drinking beer, bwa-hahahahah!)

AND I had pasta for dinner!
post #51 of 183
Yes! I work at a bookstore and not only do we have the low-carb display of books and accessories but we feature low-carb candy and chai tea! And I HATE when foods already low in carbs naturally, are labeled "low-carb". I remember when the low-fat craze was going on things like juice would be labeled "low-fat" or "fat-free". Duh! I say, bring on the carbs!
post #52 of 183
I was at the Wild Oats market tonight and you should see some of the crap they had! Tons of "low carb" unhealthy crap! Dont get me wrong, I am all for low carbs if people do it right (cutting out sugar, white flour, etc). Anyone with PCOS knows that low carbs is sometimes better (who knows if I would have my son if I didnt do it and level my hormones out), but that doesnt mean replacing carb foods with cancer causing garbage (like most are doing) is a good idea. What is up with carbsmart ice cream?! Ice cream isnt all that high in carbs anyways. I am not a fan of Atkins.......anything that makes you cut out veggies and fruits cant be good for you. But there are those who lowER their carbs and still eat fruits/veggies and it helps more than just their weight.

OT but they also were also selling Red Bull and tons of that kind of stuff at the HEALTHfood store?! I dont get it.
post #53 of 183
The only thing I look for in carbs is quality - baked potatoe over fries, whole grain bread over caramel colored brown bread , etc. Oh, and don't forget quantity - moderation is the key
post #54 of 183
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Originally Posted by Parthenia
Frozen pizza is cheaper because no one is buying it. MOre for me!
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Another thing I don't understand is the low-carb beer thing. I mean, alcohol = carbOHYDRATES. I've seen a billboard that says "All light beers are low carb. Choose on taste!" Which is double irony, since light beer has no taste whatsoever. I even saw another billboard (I know, there are WAY too many f'in BILLBOARDS out there blocking my view...don't get me started on that! : ) for low-carbOHYDRATE Bacardi flavored rum!
post #55 of 183
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Originally Posted by flutemandolin
I mean, alcohol = carbOHYDRATES <snip> ...billboard for low-carbOHYDRATE Bacardi flavored rum!
Actually, alcohol isn't carbohydrates. Alcohol is a different thing entirely, metabolized in the stomach. The thought that alcohol = carbohydrates comes from the fact that most of the calories in beer come from carbohydrates - many other alcoholic drinks, such as tequila, vodka, gin, rum, and whiskey, contain no carbohydrates whatsoever (which makes the rum billboard even funnier).
post #56 of 183
Totally agree that the low-carb thing drives me nuts.

I have to giggle though every time I see those pints of Ben and Jerry's low carb karma ice cream. My poor dyslexic brain always reads them as low crab karma! Ewww! :LOL

Also whenever I see those barcadi and diet coke billboards that say 0 carbs I always think to myself, "well jeeze, heroin is 0 carbs too!" (I think Jon Stewart may have said this)
post #57 of 183
the low crab ice cream sounds like one of those unusual japanese flavors, lol.

suse
post #58 of 183
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Also whenever I see those barcadi and diet coke billboards that say 0 carbs I always think to myself, "well jeeze, heroin is 0 carbs too!"
Noooo! You stole my thought! I had this idea for a cartoon or a billboard or something where this junkie is rationalizing, saying "Hey, it's low-carb, man!" :LOL
post #59 of 183
Ok, I am TOTALLY in love with all of YOU LADIES! My DH and I are SOOO tired of this low-carb crap!

Apparently, learning nutrition basics (yeah, eating sugar all is NOT a good thing... duh) and watching portion sizes and exercising is never going to be in fashion.

No wonder we all have weight problems! (me included)

Thank you for this thread! Us people who are trying to use rational ways of losing weight (for instance, changing my diet long-term so I not only LOSE weight, which is easy, I keep the darn pounds off) are soooo tired of the low-carb thing!
post #60 of 183
Oh, my, do I hate the low carb craze. Drives me batty!

What bothers me the most is that "low carb" for many (most?) people translates to "high animal product". And there are so many reasons (outside of personal nutrition) to reduce our consumption of animal products. I'm not saying that everyone needs to be a vegetarian--but it seemed as a society that we already consumed *plenty* of animal products. Now we have to farm more!!!???? :
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