Croc wrote: Javizy – I see you made some assumptions about me. Here how it looks like
Seems like giving the diet a go is worth a try. I’d ease your way into though. If you eat that much sugar daily, you might suffer hypoglycaemia or just give in to the cravings. Try to reduce your carbs by 10-20g a day and avoid anything refined/white. Increasingly smaller servings of rice might be a good way to do it.
Croc wrote: Isn’t low-carb and high-protein diet dangerous for health? I’ve heard that it used to be recommended, but it was found to be really bad. I don’t know what to think.
I believe they are, but you’ll be getting most of your calories from fat. Saturated fat and cholesterol aren’t unhealthy and many of the studies that claim they are ignore the biochemical literature and are poorly designed, e.g. bacon is the “same” as pasture-fed beef, types of fat or simple starch intake aren’t considered etc. If I remember, I’ll post some links later that’ll make you feel comfortable about eating more fat. If the food pyramid was correct, you wouldn’t even be here.
Able900 wrote: A lower protein intake is more common than a higher amount since red meat and pork are not on the stricter diet because it only causes more problems with the infestation because of ammonia being released into the body when it breaks down.
I was trying to research the ammonia issue last night. Are you basing your dietary choices on any particular studies or just the fact that it’s produced? I’m wondering if there isn’t some sort of threshold level. Some studies I saw that showed detrimental effects to the gut flora or increases in stool pH used ridiculous amounts like 200g of red meat protein, which is probably like 1kg of meat. The diets didn’t seem to include prebiotics either. It seems like there are some useful bacterial species that feed on meat that we might not want to starve, and of course lack of protein is a concern for anyone. I’ve been trying to weigh-up the pro and cons, but haven’t reached any conclusions.