Essential amino acid requirements

Martin E. Lewitt lewitt at
Thu Dec 16 18:45:49 EST 1999

In article <3858C199.12C2 at>, Stuart Dunn  <dunns99 at> wrote:
>The fat won't get bigger and bigger if the dieter restricts his
>calories. Everyone restricts their consumption of calories, even if they
>don't count them. That's what you're doing when you wait until you are
>hungry before you eat. The problem is, on a low carbohydrate ketogenic
>diet, the only plant foods that can be eaten freely are things like
>lettuce and parsley, which most people don't enjoy eating massive
>amounts of. This is what makes such a diet hard to stick to.

The diet is hard to stick to because there aren't any corn tortilla
chips on it, have you ever sat down at a Mexican resturant and tried
NOT to eat those!  Except for that, I haven't found the diet too
difficult, the only veggies I had to give up were corn and potatos,
some others are limited.  Of course, I added many new veggies to
my diet, almonds are my favorite.

There are many low carb web sites, but with your interest in
biochemistry, let me recommend Lyle McDonalds "The Ketogenic Diet".
It is not a how-to book, but I am sure once you understand the
physiological basis you will be able derive your own how-to.
BTW, the Devlin book will also help you, but will have to drill
down hard in the carb and liped metabolism areas, with your interest
in ketogenic diets in mind.  The McDonald book is more into the
physiology, than the particular biochemical pathways, but is well
referenced if you are the type that likes to go the primary literature.

          -- Martin
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