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Old 07-21-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Newbie with a question!

Hello all!

I started a diet to lose weight 4 days ago. I also attend 1-2 classes a day at a fitness center.

The owner of the fitness center has me on the following diet and will monitor my progress and food journal weekly:

No carbs
No dairy
No beans
No alcohol
No salmon
No corn, carrots, peas, white potatoes, sweet potatoes
No pork
No nuts

I should eat a lot of vegetables, white meats, egg whites, seafood, apples, oranges, grapefruit, berries, balsamic vinegar on salads.

For breakfast every morning I have a natural protein shake that she gave me.

I lost 6lbs by day 3 and am very happy my carb withdrawal symptoms are slowing down.

Does my diet have a name? I am just blindly following her suggestions, but am not sure if this is a common diet.

Thank you!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:40 PM   #2
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Well if you are eating vegetables and fruits, you are eating carbs

It seems she has you on a low fat/high carb diet...Very popular in the fitness world
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:43 PM   #3
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Hello all!

I started a diet to lose weight 4 days ago. I also attend 1-2 classes a day at a fitness center.

The owner of the fitness center has me on the following diet and will monitor my progress and food journal weekly:

No carbs
No dairy
No beans
No alcohol
No salmon
No corn, carrots, peas, white potatoes, sweet potatoes
No pork
No nuts

I should eat a lot of vegetables, white meats, egg whites, seafood, apples, oranges, grapefruit, berries, balsamic vinegar on salads.

For breakfast every morning I have a natural protein shake that she gave me.

I lost 6lbs by day 3 and am very happy my carb withdrawal symptoms are slowing down.

Does my diet have a name? I am just blindly following her suggestions, but am not sure if this is a common diet.

Thank you!
These two concepts don't work in combination. Carbs are in vegs and fruits, there are LOTS of carbs in balsamic vinegar.

Anyway, in answer to your question, it looks like they're putting you on just any run-of-the-mill low fat, low calorie diet. I'd be eating the salmon and nuts, myself.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:51 PM   #4
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Looks like a lower glycemic eating plan. Low in fat, high in protein and you're getting your carbs from fruits and veggies. The sugars in fruits burn much more efficiently in your body and tend to keep your blood sugar stable.

If you're eating non starchy veggies, they will be low enough in carbs. (Green veggies, mushrooms, red onion, etc.)

If you're attending 1-2 classes a day, your trainer wants you to eat some carbs so you have the energy to be able to perform at a decent level.

I guess no salmon because it's a fattier fish??? Nuts are high in calories too.

I would say it's a low glycemic. Google it and see if it matches up.
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Old 07-21-2013, 09:51 PM   #5
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It's not a low carb diet. Maybe instead of "no carbs" they really mean "no starches". I agree with PP it looks kind of like a low glycemic index diet, but neither apples nor oranges seem especially "low glycemic" to me (both have a glycemic index around 40). Though both have a low glycemic load per serving. So maybe it's a low glycemic load diet.

ETA: BTW. However you may want to change your eating plan in your profile. It is not "no carbs".

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:04 AM   #6
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I think this is called an elimination diet
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Old 07-22-2013, 01:54 AM   #7
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Looks like a lower glycemic eating plan. Low in fat, high in protein and you're getting your carbs from fruits and veggies. The sugars in fruits burn much more efficiently in your body and tend to keep your blood sugar stable.
That is not true in general. It really depends on the fruit in question.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:41 AM   #8
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I am zero carb, I eat meat. Most low carb plans do not include much fruit. Maybe a few berries. We also never eat egg whites, always the entirevegg. Why throw out the healthiest part of the egg?
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Hello all!
The owner of the fitness center has me on the following diet and will monitor my progress and food journal weekly:

No carbs
No dairy
No beans
No alcohol
No salmon
No corn, carrots, peas, white potatoes, sweet potatoes
No pork
No nuts

I should eat a lot of vegetables, white meats, egg whites, seafood, apples, oranges, grapefruit, berries, balsamic vinegar on salads.
I'd be happy with my carb withdrawal on this too...since I doubt you're withdrawing from carbs with such high carb items as fruit and balsamic vinegar.

Not only is this not 'no' carb...there may be some doubt as to whether it's low if you're to eat *lots* of fruit.

My .02...sounds like the run of the mill 'diet'. I have no idea why you can't eat pork or salmon and the most nutritious part of the egg (the yolk) is being left out.

Unfortunately, many fitness people don't 'get' that you don't need carbs to give you the energy to work out...but it's hard to get people to keep an open mind.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:49 AM   #10
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Many people (not here on the boards, but out in the wide, wide world) call starches "carbs." My mom talks about going on her "no carb" diet to lose a few lbs. She eats plenty of vegetables, but no obvious completely carb foods like bread and potatoes.

What that diet looks like to me is very low fat, moderate carb, low glycemic index. The OP probably did have carb withdrawls depending on what she ate before.

You will certainly lose on it, especially with all that exercise, the issue will be health in the long term. People need fat to be healthy. Low fat can be a recipe for disaster in the long run.
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That is not true in general. It really depends on the fruit in question.
The fruits she has listed are lower in general. Oranges not included.
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Old 07-23-2013, 04:17 PM   #12
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Wow!!

Wow, thank you for all of your insight everyone. I am not knowledgable amount nutrition content and am going to research things more. I now realize that I may need to tweak this diet. You all really helped me and I am so appreciative!
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Old 07-28-2013, 05:33 PM   #13
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I can't give your plan a name, either. Our endocrinologist put us on what he calls his "caveman diet," which is what he prescribes to all his diabetic patients (I'm not; my husband is T2; we're both on the same plan). On this diet, we're sternly warned away from fats. I feel this is simply an idiosyncrasy on the part of our doctor: he's still entrenched in the old paradigms about the "dangers" of fats. We politely agree to disagree. I eat plenty of fats. The healthy kinds, naturally.

Your dietary list here, which excludes salmon and nuts, sounds like your coach may also be under the same misconception. You've been directed away from any fat-containing foods. Salmon is a fatty fish; pork might be considered fatty (although I haven't seen any lately!). I'll bet you've been admonished to eat that boneless/skinless poultry, too! Don't throw out the egg yolks. That's where the nutrition is, and there has never been any good correlation between eggs and elevated cholesterol, so don't let them preach that at you. Go easy on the fruit: it's pretty high in sugar - and carbs are just complex sugars. As others have said, you simply can't be "no" carbs. There are plenty of carbs in veggies. You can be very low carb, but I don't know of any way to completely eliminate them!

You're right to be thinking about it. Do your research. There's lots of good info info out there!

And, while you're thinking - consider that you might want to reduce the intensity of your exercise until you're adapted to the new lifestyle. You'll probably find you may tire more easily at first, and your body will be asking for more salt (due to the way it's metabolized on a LC diet). If you get the lightheadedness some experience, I've heard it said that magnesium supplementation, in addition to the salt, will help. Start making bone broth part of your daily meals.

And best of health coming to you! It will work!

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