Originally Posted by jambo101
i'm very interested, any one else heard of this weight loss system?
I've heard of lots of systems, and tried many. What I've come away with is that as far as weight loss and general health go, there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" diet. Everyone's genetics (ethnic, metabolism, body type, absorption & assimilation) are different, and as unique as fingerprints and snowflakes. There are similarities, and that's where the diet folks try to make their generalizations into universals.
The problem is, it can (doesn't always, but everyone's different, right?) take a
long time while
(and some effort) to find the right diet for you
(the collective "you"). E.g. I have a huge problem metabolizing carbohydrates, and not just the bad empty ones. I have to avoid starches of all
kinds. I also have to avoid nightshades and (starting in the past decade) sugar*
-- including sugar alcohols (which are found in many diet/diabetic candies). I do very well with proteins, and fats aren't a problem for me. OTOH, DW thrives on carbs -- whole grain breads, cereals, taters, rice, pasta... Those things turn into poundage on me in a flash. She has to avoid too much protein & fat or she puts on the pounds.
*I am not
diabetic (or pre-diabetic or glucose intolerant, etc. etc. Been through the gaunlet with all the doctors & tests and they're still stumped, "Well, medicine doesn't know everything
." No kidding?
) All tests are negative, but my body still behaves as if I were diabetic, so I listen to my body and eat like one, and do ok.
Some folks reading this may be similar, or completely different, than either of us. That's just the way we all are.
be clues for some folks in their ethnic makeup (a starting point if nothing else). If your ancestors all came from a particular part of the world, there's a good chance you may
do well on the traditional diet of that region/group (but no guarantees). If you're a mongrel like me, things get a bit more challenging.
I don't claim to have any answers other than how I began -- there is no such thing as a "one-size-fits-all" diet.
Usually no harm in trying different diets, but it's probably a good get your doctor on board, and monitor yourself as well to make sure you're not depriving your body of something essential that it needs for you
to stay healthy. If it works for you -great! If not, there's lots more things to try.