With all that meat I guess this is an Atkins Diet. Is this so and are you still eating 3lbs of meat a day?
I used to work with a man who went down with CFS and had to retire from work at the age of 40.
Eventually he went to a doctor who convinced him to give up grains and dairy and he was working again the last time I saw him with a full recovery.
The low carb diet didnt work with me, I'm best on a mixture of fat and carbs.
High meat can increase acidity and leech calcium out of the body and you can end up with osteoporosis.:worried:
I would also get your urea levels checked, high protein is hard work on the kidneys.
Atkins is an ultra low carbs diet - less than 100g of carbs a day - in fact less than 20g a day during the initial stage - it also advises against eating fruit and veg - it is NOT a typical low carb diet
low carb diet would be between 100-400g of carbs a day - as much of this as possible should be from fibrous carbs (non starchy veg etc.) and none should be from refined simple carbs (sugar, pasta etc)
Atkins is NOT a good example of a low carb diet
btw you can avoid any potential kidney/acidity issues quite easily - drinik water!!!!
thank you for the article Jody - whilst low carb isnt for everyone I am sure that many could be helped, at least partially, by it
i started about a week ago, i gave up sugar & all white carbs. it's been helping a bit i think, the first couple days i had energy i am not used to - then not as much but i am gonna stick with it. i am thinking it is helping.
Great article once again, Jody,
And as an avid fan of high protein/low carb, I can second your approach to eating. Works for me too.
It's not the Atkins diet though, Liverock.
Every time I eat the wrong thing (carbs, as in bread, pasta etc), I get lethargic & tired. There is no mistaking the improvement.
So what do you eat to get your high fat and protein?