Weight Loss Plans

Killing Two Birds With One Stone

According to the research study in my last blog http://valeriegoldstein.wordpress.com/2009/05/28/carbohydrate-restriction-may-slow-prostate-tumor-growth/, a no carbohydrate diet was found effective at delaying prostate cancer growth without having to restrict calories (the course for conventional cancer treatment includes starving the patient to stop the cancer growth). If this theory proves to be true, one could eat adequate calories via protein and fat to help maintain body weight and support the immune system while minimizing the consumption of glucose in order to starve the cancer.
There was another key finding in this study and it was related to weight. In this study, http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-05/dumc-crm052609.php there was an association with having to consume more calories to maintain weight on the no carbohydrate diet as compared to the groups consuming more carbohydrates but fewer calories to maintain weight.
This may translate into good news for people who are hungry when they follow a restrictive low calorie diet plan because based on the report, it may be possible to lose weight if carbohydrates are restricted without having to restrict calories. It may also explain why a person may be able to eat more calories and still lose weight, http://valeriegoldstein.wordpress.com/2009/05/19/eating-less-calories-may-not-result-in-weight-loss-part-1/.
WOW! That is newsworthy!
My bet is that the low carbohydrate stone will kill more than two birds…

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Valerie Goldstein

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