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Calories: Back to Basics

I gave low carb a try for the past year, even enduring a problem that could literally be called a pain in the ass. I lost weight at first, but then I leveled off. It wasn’t until recently that I started losing weight again. Before you sing the praises of the low-carb diet, however, let me inform you that I had been eating chocolate and dognuts, both of which are high in carbs. I lost weight due to poverty, simply by eating only as much as I could afford, and I was consuming a lot of water at the same time. Instant ramen has a lot of water after preparation, after all.

In short, it was a good old calorie deficit. Finally coming to terms with low carb promises not living up to reality, I did some research. One site I checked was by an Australian body builder named Anthony Colpo, a former low-carber (if memory serves me right) who drew the ire of many low-carb true believers with his apostasy as well as already having that of vegans. I also remembered an experiment tried by a Professor Ma…
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