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Re: [IPk] extreme low carb diet



Hi Nanette
Is he showing signs of muscle atrophy? Or are you worried that that 
might result from a low carb diet?
Di

On 19/02/14 09:52, Nanette Freedman wrote:
> I don't want to do this - for all the reasons that you state, and a
> few more besides (like chocolate and other carbs that I enjoy eating).
> I myself have tried lowish carb diet with benefit to my BG's, but alas
> so far have never succeeded in sticking to them for long.
> But I have a brother who is drawn to extreme lifestyle options. And
> one of those that he has adopted over the last several years is a very
> low carb diet (probably not lower than Bernstein now - he told me that
> he's modified his original version somewhat!), combined with an
> assortment of large amounts (probably never properly tried and tested)
> of various herbs and spices recommended by an alternative medicine
> practitioner which may well alter absorption of nutrients.
> My brother's wife is worried about him, and I'm worried about him too
> - and since surpisingly enough he sometimes still listens to his older
> sister, I'm trying to see what I can do to persuade him to make at
> least minor changes for the better (can't hope for more than that).
> So I am grateful for all input.
> Nanette
>
> On 19 February 2014 11:19, Joel Milner <email @ redacted> wrote:
>>>>> Does anyone know anything about potential adverse effects of a very
>> extreme low carb diet (more extreme than Bernstein)?
>>
 >> IIRC the Bernstein diet is pretty low carb as it is (??? <30 g per day???).
>> Most plant-derived foods contain some carbs, even something as apparently
 > > innocuous as lettuce or broccoli has a few carbs, so if you are going to go
> to
>> less than Bernstein, you are going to have to cut back all plant-derived
 >> foodstuffs, running the risk of deficiencies in micronutrients, vitamins
etc.
>> Also, there's not much fibre in a skinless chicken fillet.
>>
>> Why would you want to do this?
>>
>> Joel
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