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Re: [IP] Re: low carb diet

like is said . . .i'm all for adequate, not high, protein! :)  --Gianan

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>Subject: Re: [IP] Re: low carb diet
>Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 14:01:33 -0400
>Gianna, I think most adult American adults eat way more protein than they
>need.  The 60 g you eat is at the upper limit of what is needed per day,
>but that is not very much at all!!!  A little more than 2 oz-- half a
>quarter pounder *S*  A few slices of cheese and nuts will do just fine for
>a day.
>  There was an article in the Baltimore Sun last week about a guy who comes
>to a steak house in town every year to eat TWO 48 oz (no typo) prime steaks
>in one sitting!!!!!   Says he likes red meat a lot.  Duh.
>  I feel sorry for his kidneys!!
>About protein being hard on kidneys--from what I understand, and I'm sure I
>will be corrected if others think differently :), most people don't get the
>amount of protein they truly need.  Personally I don't follow a "high
>protein" diet, I try to maintain an "adequate protein" diet, which for me 
>140 pounds would be about . . . i think about 60
>grams a day . . .also I read somewhere that if you don't have any kidney
>damage the "extra" protein doesn't matter . . . and the lower carb diet 
>improve BG control which reduces complication risk . .everyone feel free to
>respond if you feel differently . .I don't mind controversy . ..but please
>no hate mail! --Gianna
>Wayne Mitzner, Ph.D.
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