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 Post subject: Cut Carbs - Live Longer
PostPosted: Thu Oct 28, 2010 8:33 am 
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More mainstream support for low-carb dieting. It seems that benefits from calorie reduction may actually be from carb reduction.

The researcher has changed her own diet as the result of her research:

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But Professor Kenyon herself doesn’t need convincing.

‘Carbo­hydrates, and especially refined ones like sugar, make you produce lots of extra insulin. I’ve been keeping my intake really low ever since I discovered this.

‘I’ve cut out all starch such as potatoes, noodles, rice, bread and pasta. Instead I have salads, but no sweet dressing, lots of olive oil and nuts, tons of green vegetables along with cheese, chicken and eggs.

‘I’ll have a hamburger without a bun and fish without batter or chips. I eat some fruit every day, but not too much and almost no processed food. I stay away from sweets, except 80 per cent chocolate.’


By the way, although it's a recent article in the Daily News, this is not a new study. Cynthia Kenyonhas been working on this for years and the paleo blogs have been follwing her for some time.

Here's an article from a year ago. Free the Animalblogged about it in 2003.


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Good article, I wonder if she eats the double down (;


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Jebus wrote:
Good article, I wonder if she eats the double down (;


I had one of those the other day. Way to expensive and way too salty. Plus they didn't have the grilled version. Well I had to try it but that will be the last time.


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Jebus wrote:
Good article, I wonder if she eats the double down (;


I had one of those the other day. Way to expensive and way too salty. Plus they didn't have the grilled version. Well I had to try it but that will be the last time.


Dang, I am still yet to try it.


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stuward wrote:
Jebus wrote:
Good article, I wonder if she eats the double down (;


I had one of those the other day. Way to expensive and way too salty. Plus they didn't have the grilled version. Well I had to try it but that will be the last time.


That must be a Canadian thing. They come in grilled down here. I love them, I eat them 2 at a time. I double down on the double down. I've also been known to polish off an 8 piece grilled by myself.


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They were just introduced here recently. They cost $8 each (6.99 + tax = 8.04) and it does take 2 to fill you up if you're hungry. $16 is too much for lunch. It's really no more than a couple pieces of chicken. You can get a 2 pack for $2 on Tuesdays. The cheese and bacon is not worth that much. I think the lack of grilled is just that location.


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I prefer to hit the grocery store for one of those rotisserie chickens they sell for $6.


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$6 for a rotisserie chicken?! Yikes! I have one for dinner every day and pay around $2 here in China. Of course it might be a third the size at 250g (meat only).


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A rotisserie chicken here feeds a family, or 1 starving weight lifter.


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Good link! Thanks.


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Roast chicken is one of the easiest meals to prepare.

I buy chicken raw. Shove a beer can in the bottom, season the skin (or not), stand the thing on a roasting pan and roast either in the oven or a grill. I can get chicken for $1.29 lb when it's on special but always less than $2 lb. It's difficult to find a raw chicken that weighs less than 3lbs; some weigh 5lbs. Unless you can find huge beer cans, you need to stick to chickens less than 4 lbs. Provided you have appropriate side dishes, one 4 lb chicken feeds 6 smallish adults a nice Sunday dinner. ( 4'10" 90 yo mother in law is smallest, 5'10" 93 yo father in law is the tallest . Other adults in between-- but younger and eat more.)

Everyone in my family eats some carbs, but when serving chicken I monitor carbs to keep things below 2 USDA servings of the USDA "carb" group per person. (For reference 1 Cup of raw rice is 4 USDA servings; Idaho potatoes of the size sold in stores is about 3.)

If the family is larger either in number or size of individuals, or you really don't do any carbs, you'll need more than 4 lbs of chicken for 6 people.

I always cook 2 chickens at a time to have left overs for the next week.


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Calipygian wrote
"Unless you can find huge beer cans, you need to stick to chickens less than 4 lbs. "
Yeah, I use that as an excuse so that I can go out and buy a couple of cans of Fosters (baby oil cans, basically). Just tell everybody I'm doing beer can turkeys.
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TimD wrote:
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"Unless you can find huge beer cans, you need to stick to chickens less than 4 lbs. "
Yeah, I use that as an excuse so that I can go out and buy a couple of cans of Fosters (baby oil cans, basically). Just tell everybody I'm doing beer can turkeys.
Tim


Asashi Super Dry comes in 1L bottles, you know.

For like $3.50. A small price to pay for a larger chicken, right?

I'm just saying.


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pdellorto wrote:

Asashi Super Dry comes in 1L bottles, you know.

For like $3.50. A small price to pay for a larger chicken, right?

I'm not sure I can get that at Butera. Now I'll have to look.

Are they larger diameter, or just taller? I think you need larger diameter.

BTW: I forgot to mention, before inserting the beer can in the chicken, you need to drink 1/2 the beer. The other 1/2 the beer stays in the can. This helps keep the chicken moist.


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That's the part I like most about doig turkeys that way, draining a half of a Fosters after having drained the first one and "accidentally" throwing it away.
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