Thanks @Azureblue for starting this tent. I've been doing a bit of reading over Christmas - @FatDog's thread, The Low Carb Revolution by John MacLean and stuff on the internet about Glycemic Index.
This is my very simplistic understanding -
We eat carbs, along comes Insulin which ultimately converts it to fat.
We eat low carb, along comes glucagon to turn fat back into energy for our use.
Leptin tells us when we are satiated but our leptin levels can become low when we diet/reduce calories and low carb, which causes the famine effect. So to counteract that we have a day of non low carbing.
So we want to encourage glucagon for fat burning, to keep leptin levels high and to keep insulin levels low/level.
Also carbs by the way of sugar and refined whites have no nutritional value whatsoever, we do not need them to survive (but why do they have to taste so good
). We do however need protein, fat and fibre.
My pledge to fellow tenters is to liquid fast Mon & Thur, reduce/low carb Tues, Wed, Sun, eat as I wish Fri & Sat.
Blimey this thread is popular, 6 posts while I've been writing mine.