I was very disappointed in the show last night.
The only words I truly connected with came from Jillian, the excercise coach and mentor, who didn't even speak much and who called Gary Taubes low carb-agenda book what it is, basically a bunch of crappy information to sell books, and at the end of the day what really matters is calories in and calories out.
I was very disappointed in Andrew Weil, who basically defended Gary Taubes. Dr. Oz fared a bit better, but all these folks kept saying over and over and over again was to avoid simple carbohydrates. Like they are the devil.
I don't think it's that simple. I have been eating very controlled amounts of simple carbohydrates during snack time. 11 sour cherry jel balls (35 g. carb), and a cup of black coffee for midmorning snack fill me up, lets me eat less at lunch. A measured portion of pretzels during midafternoon break gets me through until dinner, where I am satisfied with my Serotonin Surge dinner.
Most nights I don't need my evening snack.
What would the so callled "experts" on Larry King say to the above? I have tried low carb in all its forms including low glycemic index/load. They left me hungry, irritable, depressed, and honestly, I just didn't lose that much weight. AND I WAS SO CONVINCED IT WOULD WORK, I DID IT IN ALL IT'S FORMS FOR A FEW YEARS!
I have tried simple calorie counting. Hungry all the time. Now I can control my calories without hunger and that to me is nothing less than amazing. I am slowly weight and have no doubt I will get this weight off. Sure sometimes I'm hungry, but it's a controllable hunger until my next meal or snack, nothing like the uncontrollable starvation I suffered on every other diet.
So sure, brown rice is better than white, a cup of black bean soup is no doubt more nutritious than my sour balls, and whole wheat or spelt pretzels have more fiber than my Weight Watchers BBQ Pretzel Thins.
But I am sorry, in my humble opinion that is only part of the story. I feel better physically and mentally than I have in a long time, despite those evil carbs. I wonder what the experts would say about that.