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Apologies

I concocted the previous post using Mozilla Firefox.  When I got finished and checked it, it looked fine.  I got an email this morning from a reader informing me that the post was truncated and had skewed the formatting of the blog, moving the sidebar to the bottom.  I immediately went to look and found it to be okay.  Then it dawned on me to check it out in Internet Explorer.  When I did so, I found it to be totally screwed up.

The problem occurred because I copied the two letters in toto over from the AJCN website, primarily to avoid having to retype all the references.  The letters contained a bunch of embedded HTML code, which I then went in and removed.  It all looked fine in Firefox, but IE somehow didn’t read things the same way.

After fiddling with it for about 4 hours this morning, and with some help from my tech guy, it is fixed.  It reads properly in both Firefox and Internet Explorer.

2 Comments

  1. John on December 9, 2006 at 11:48 pm

    I am confused about how “calorie counting” relates to a Low Carb diet.

    There are websites out there that compute the estimated calorie requirement based on activity level. For me, it’s 3200 at my current weight and activity level. Since I eat around 2000 calories a day, that means I have an energy deficit of 1200 calories . . . so theoretically I should lose around a pound every three days . . . or two pounds a week.

    If I ate a “normal” diet of Low Fat and High Carb, those 2000 calories would contain several hundred grams of carbs.

    But . . . I eat low carb . . . about 30 ECC grams daily.

    I think my Low Carb eating actually creates a higher demand on my stored body fat. So it’s not just a 1200 calorie deficit drawing on my body fat, it’s much, much higher.

    Why do I think so?

    Because I’m not losing two pounds a week as I should in theory . . . I’m losing four or five.

    So, I think that eating Low Carb creates a greater demand on stored body fat than a typical daily calorie deficit would suggest.

    Is this correct?

    If so . . . if a Low Carb diet creates a condition whereby the body uses more of its stored energy than a simple calorie equation might suggest . . . is there any way to measure this?

    What I’m trying to figure out is how to estimate the number of calories I need per day . . . since I know how many carb and protein grams I need . . . this really translates into how much fat I need daily.

    Thank you

    Hi John–

    You’ve experienced the metabolic advantage that occurs with a low carb diet.  The medical literature contains a number of papers showing that people who follow a rigid low-carb diet lose more than simply the reduction in calories would cause alone.

    I never even fool with calories.  If you follow a precise low-carb diet–as you are obviously doing–the calories will take care of themselves.

    Best–

    MRE

  2. M.R. on December 10, 2006 at 2:17 pm

    Thought you may enjoy this Jared Diamond essay on the ills brought upon society by our move from hunter-gatherer subsistence toard an agricultural model. It’s old (1997), and you’ve likely read it by now, but in case you or your readers haven’t, it’s quite interesting, especially coming from a scientist/author who’s respected by mainstream society.

    HI M.R.–

    I read this essay long ago, but many readers may have not.  Thanks for the link.

    Cheers–

    MRE

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