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Just read this in an article in the latest, January 2001, Allure Magazine.From a 10 year study by Harvard School of Public Health Nurses' Health Study."Over ten years, about 75,000 woman reported on their diets. Those who tended to eat high-glycemic carbohydrates - foods such as potatoes and bread that raise blood sugar relatively quickly - proved about twice as likely to have a heart attack as woman who usually opted for carbohydrates with low glycemic index, such as most beans and vegetables."Seems there's more than one reason to limit starchy carbs. Hope this helps.Carlene
 
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Carlene,Hmmm..interesting. I have very LOW BP and am also hypoglycemic so potatoes are good for me... or I THOUGHT they were??? They don't hurt my guts...much...and the quick pick me up is needed at times. MAN this IBS diet stuff is hard isn't it.
Deb------------------Keep moving forward...even if you must crawl.
 
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Well, since eathing low carb I no longer have IBS so no, it's not hard for me. I'm happy to say I live an active, normal life.
 
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Carlene,This is really bad news for me. I have IBS - D, and can't eat red meat, fryed anything, several different fruits and veggies, seeds, or nuts, which leaves me with chicken, fish, and a lot of potatoes, rice, and bread. AGH!!! I tryed low carb twice - the first time for 6 months, the second for a year and three months. It was a living nightmare the whole time. The D, gas, nausea was worse, plus constant headaches. Any other suggestions?------------------Bethae3Today is the Tomorrow you worried about - was it worth it?
 
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I'm sorry to hear it didn't work for you. Just goes to show that everyone is different. How about cheese? Eggs? Tofu? All are good sources of protein. When you started low carb, did you really, really restrict carbs? I think if you eat any your body reacts. However, as I said, everyone is different so perhaps this won't work for you.Carlene
 

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I agree with Carlene 100%. For Christmas, I thought I would forget the diet - till Jan 01. But the IBS acted up even though I was trying to be careful AND my insomnia came back. I had forgotten that the low carbs diet helped with insomnia too. After 3 nights of waking up and not being able to go back to sleep, I suddenly clued in that the diet change was the cause. That may also be the reason I have felt lethargic the last few days too. Back the the low carb way of life for me! [This message has been edited by me3 (edited 12-23-2000).]
 

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It would be nice if the low-carb diets worked for everyone. It would be nice if *ANY* diet worked for everyone. But for those of us who can't eat red meat, large amounts of fat, and are both lactose-intolerant *AND* allergic to dairy products, these things don't work. I've checked the Dr. Atkins official website and I am on the short list of folks (according to the good doctor himself) who should *NOT* be on a low carb (and therefore high-protein-and-fat) diet. Oh well... it would've been nice...------------------JennT
 

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Jenn T, low carbs does not have to mean "high-protein-and-fat". I do not eat "large amounts of fat" or large amounts of red meat. Who says you have to eat red meat? There are lots of other sources of protein such as chicken, fish, eggs, tofu, beans (watch the carbs here) and so on. Low carbs is what is important. My preference tends to be more vegetarian but my system seems to like it better when I eat more protein. I have also found lately that I am eating very little dairy products and have to make an effort to eat more.I'm sorry this diet does not work for you but please understand that we are only offering a suggestion. I do not appreciate the "eating large amounts of fat" remarks.
 
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