hehehe Sanov I fell for the lemon detox thing too
I'm glad i wasn't the only one!!
Definitely not my brightest moment!
Regarding the original post, I have tried very low/no carb before and I didnt have a lot of success. I got really headachey and miserable. That said, I am kinda trying it out again now, but in a reduced
carb and more protein (which I struggle with sometimes) and healthier fats.
I think the aitkens/low carb is a little bit gimmicky. I'm sorry, but any diet thing that suggests cutting out entire food groups is not health, its a fad. That said
, our western culture does produce diets way in excess in the amount of carbs, especially sugar, that we should be eating. Ultimately, Aitkens, and severely reduced carb diets (by which I mean 50g or less per day, or therabouts) may not be the epitome of health, but they are probably still a lot healthier than what a lot of the population is consuming.
Personally I'm trying to concentrate on reducing 'bad' carbs (by which I basically mean white bread and excessive amounts of sugar) and increase protein and healthy fats. For weightloss though, I think you have to look at the overall amount you're eating - by which I mean CALORIE intake. I know when I focus too much on the little things, like carbs vs protein/fats, eating late v eating early, grazing v eating a solid 3 meals and so on... and I get so bogged down in the details i can stop seeing the big picture.