Alright, being in France I have been putting on some weight lately – not too much, but the trend is worrying. I did lose quite a lot of weight by counting calories, and I don’t mind doing it again. However, I have obviously learnt a lot on the way, and it seems to me that there are easier ways.
It seems Kurt Harris has decided to call his approach Archevore. I am not sure whether this is replacing Paleo 2.0, or whether Archevore will be his flavor of Paleo 2.0, like Primal Blueprint is Mark Sisson’s. (UPDATE: from what I understand it is the latter – P2 is the framework, and AD is his flavor of it)
- Atkins: 20g of carbs / day for 2-3months, then 50g; unlimited fat & protein (at this level of carbs this diet is arguably almost Paleo as well)
- Traditional: calorie restriction, carbs 55-60% of cals, fat < 30%, saturated < 10%
- Ornish: fat <10%; meditation & exercise
- Zone: 30/40/30% of cals from protein / carbs / fat
The results are here: Continue reading
I have just put up a page on nutrition and metabolism – it is rather long (it is one of the appendices of a book that I am working on). It looks the various views of the nutrition world (Calories-In/Calories-Out “CICO” vs It’s-The-Insulin-Stupid “ITIS”), the latter being expressed in many of the modern diets (eg Atkins, GI, Southbeach, Zone, Paleo/Primal) and what they say about how to lose weight.