55. Diet deprogramming: 20 grams of carbs daily?!

Uncategorized Sep 01, 2020

There are so many ways to diet it will make your head spin. 

There is contradictory information everywhere you turn. 

Yesterday I met with a client who is healthy from head to toe. Confirmed by blood work and reiterated by her doctors. 

She is vigilant in her diet and exercise maintenance. She works out nearly every day for about an hour doing group fitness classes at Orange Theory and lifts weights at her place. She weighs and tracks her food in My Fitness Pal. 

The nutrition advice she followed prior to hiring me was insane and needs to be deprogrammed from her doings. 

"It was so strict that anytime I didn't hit exactly the right macro totals for the day I was flagged non compliant. If I didn't drop 1 pound in a week my carbs went from over 100 to 20 for the day."

20 grams of carbs for an entire day? That's two bites of an apple, 1/2 cup of rice, or 1/2 of a bun. I've met people who eat that many carbs so they can lose body fat and look a certain way. They often can't think, they certainly can't perform anything hard, their breath smells like ass and their sexual functions are muted. All for a look. 

The National Academy of Sciences suggests eating at least 130 grams of carbs per day. This being the minimum amount you need to produce enough glucose for your brain to function. 

20 grams per day, I still can't believe it. 

It made more sense when she told me this advice was delivered through an app, not a person.

Rare medical cases aside I don't know anyone who is aware of the sciences concerning your body that can look a person in the eyes and tell them to stop eating carbs once they hit 20 for the day. 

Nope, I think only a cold blooded piece of tech with no empathy can deliver such damaging advice. 

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