Hi all, it's been a while since I posted, I'm enjoying 3D life rather than having my nose stuck in cyberspace...
But now I came across something that turns out to be the newest hype, featured on Dr Phil and The Doctors: The P.I.N.K Method. Not sure what it entails, as you can't get any actual information unless you pay the $49 fee to enter the online program. But it seems to be completely void of carbs, you only eat 1 cup of frozen or fresh berries in the morning in a shake and for the rest it's unlimited veggies and chicken/turkey and all sea food. It's also possible to do this for a vegan variation, and then it's a daily exercise regime.
People here are going wild about it, and I'm obviously skeptic of anything that is void of carbs. The program is for 90 days and promises up to a pound of weight loss a day, and a special program to avoid plateau'ing... It's designed for women only.
But it's not clear what you should do after the 90 days, although the program is lifelong, they say. Various YouTube vids of P.I.N.K.-ladies show some of the recipes, it seems to be just chicken and veggies or prawns and veggies, no carbs.
This is going viral "Cos Dr Phil says so"... :/
I think this requires some Harley-debunking... PLEASE.
sounds like typical paleo "civilized" for their audiences
If the aim is just rapid weight loss with no consideration of health, fitness, long term weight management or morals then low carb diets like this work quite well for the typical sedentary sofa dweller. There's an inbuilt calorie restriction for most people, they just physically can't eat enough because the fat and protein takes so long to digest and then the weight loss process is speeded up due to the absense of carbs causing a ketonic state.
It works and can produce slightly faster weight loss, but at what cost? I'd rather be active and enjoy eating rather than get no enjoyment from food, be forced to take supplements and feel tired and crappy all the time with no energy to exercise at all. If you're going to go down that road, why stop there? If you want ultimate weight loss why even eat anything at all? :)