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Old Mon, Apr-17-06, 21:25
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Plan: Atkins
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BF:Shake Hands w/Beef
Progress: 63%
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Default This would be funny if it weren't so stupid!

Read this one! It is a post from a fitness site I visit. Low Carbers are probably the vast minority there! But it goes to show how much mis-information is out there, and how many well intentioned people give really shoddy advice!

Ketones are toxins in the body that are a byproduct of the breakdown of fats and muscle as a fuel source. TO get rid of these ketones in the body, your heart will pump faster to try to remove them more efficiently. I would also expect your respiratory rate to be increased as well. THis is because ketones are acidic and to combate this, respiratory and heart rate are increased to try to reach homiostasis ( get your blood pH back where it should be.)

This is commonly seen in diabetic patients. When they dont have insulin to take the sugar into the cells, the body uses fat and muscle stores as fuel. Fat and muscle produce more waste when broken down than carbs do. THis is called diabetic ketoacidosis.

Now how this relates to more protien, not sure exactly, but i could make an educated guess and say that with a high intake of protein, your body is using that as a primary fuel sourse and ketones are building.

In a sence when you do the atkins diet, your putting your body in a ketoacidotic state, but for short periods of time your body can handle it.


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Old Mon, Apr-17-06, 22:37
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Plan: Paleoish
Stats: 225/181/175 Male 71.5 inches
BF:18%
Progress: 88%
Location: Longmont, Colorado
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Old Tue, Apr-18-06, 06:10
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Plan: Atkins/M&E
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"The mind is a terrible thing. And it must be stopped in our lifetime." -- Bob Nelson, Comedian
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Old Tue, Apr-18-06, 06:27
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Plan: Vegetarian Atkins
Stats: 165/145/125 Female 60 inches
BF:29/25.2/24
Progress: 50%
Location: Tennessee/Iowa
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That is one of my favorite comedy routines ever.
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Old Tue, Apr-18-06, 06:31
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Plan: Vegetarian Atkins
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BF:29/25.2/24
Progress: 50%
Location: Tennessee/Iowa
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BTW, did you post the facts in response?
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Old Tue, Apr-18-06, 07:32
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Plan: Back to Atkins
Stats: 298/228/160 Female 5ft9in
BF:?/35/?
Progress: 51%
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I figure if they don't have the "sence" to spell "sense" correctly, there's no hope.
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Old Thu, Apr-20-06, 10:15
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Plan: Atkins/gluten free
Stats: 162/134/130 Female 5'5"
BF:27/23/22
Progress: 88%
Location: Louisiana
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I figure if they don't have the "sence" to spell "sense" correctly, there's no hope.

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Old Thu, Apr-20-06, 18:55
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BTW, did you post the facts in response?


Um, no. For two reasons. First, the mods seem ban happy there and being new, I'm not trying to make any waves. Second, that was one response in a thread full of such good advice. And reason C, the Chinese proverb, "Never wrestle with a pig. You'll only get muddy and the pig likes it." comes to mind.....
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Old Fri, Apr-21-06, 04:14
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Plan: no carbs
Stats: 160/160/160 Male 6'
BF:10%
Progress: 100%
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Creating such a nonsense took more time then quick check how it really works.
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Old Sun, May-07-06, 00:52
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Plan: Atkins original diet
Stats: 245/210/175 Male 5'6"
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A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
And this is very, very little knowledge, and as such as very, very dangerous.

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