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Public Health England is reviewing the dietary advice conveyed in the "eatwell plate" -

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Bluetit1802, Nov 17, 2014.

  1. DeejayR

    DeejayR Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's very helpful when the PHE's spokesperson, Prof Louis Levy, refers to our evidence as "noise." In effect it shuts the door on constructive discussion.
     
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  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Interestingly.. 6 nuggets only has 18g of carbs...
     
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  3. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    I think he's fairly closed minded on the subject anyway especially after his statement that we need carbs for the brain to function on glucose... oh dear and he's a professor of nutrition...
     
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  4. therower

    therower Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm not sure being keto bears any relevance to coming 1st and 2 nd in the Tour de France. Other factors maybe more significant.
     
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  5. jlarsson

    jlarsson Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    That was pretty much what I was getting at with my chicken nuggets comment. Diet is just one(albeit big) part of it all, not to mention different sports require different things in terms of how your body should be trained etc.
     
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  6. lindisfel

    lindisfel · Well-Known Member

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    You miss the point.
    No of course not, but according to the Professor their brains couldn't work if they were not running on carbs.

    I'm told the brain works just as well on ketones, so the Professor was either ignorant or spinning his line!
    I guess you know long distance athletes in keto don't get the bonk!
    D.
     
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  7. Jaylee

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    You don't mean.... :nailbiting: Triamcinolone acetonide?!?! ;)
     
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  8. therower

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    Call it what you like, but I doubt you will find it on any supermarket shelves.:):):)
     
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  9. lindisfel

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    Is that in the package that gets delivered special delivery to the starting grid straight from your team doctor?

     
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  10. therower

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    Hmmmmm????????? That, blood transfusions and Lance Armstrong don't paint a very good image of cyclists at the T de F.
    I'm sure they are great athletes and specific diets help immensely, sadly it's all the " other " stuff that often determines the outcome.;)
     
  11. Jaylee

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    Lets not forget insulin use in non D bodybuilding too! :stop:o_O
    But we digress.. :)


    I heard the radio program quite by chance this afternoon... BBC doing what it can do. a fair balance. I felt it helped T2's struggling with the Eatwell advice & pointed to an alternative.. Every little helps!
     
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  12. Energize

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    Thank you, @Bluetit1802, for bringing this to our attention. I've just listened to this on iPlayer and found it very interesting. I have to say, I agree with the comments already made. I would like to think this will help to create awareness to both the medical profession and the general public ;)
     
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  13. JohnEGreen

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    Grandson is a body builder on a keto diet and extremely low carb at that and as to brain functioning properly without carbs he has been accepted by Lincoln University to do an economics degree so I think the profesor is in error.
     
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  14. bulkbiker

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    To be fair I never had any doubts.. my old brain seems to function far better on a keto diet with no afternoon naps...
     
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    For anyone who missed it the R4 Food Programme on The Eatwell Guide is being repeated this afternoon on Radio 4 at 3.30 pm.
     
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  16. Bluetit1802

    Bluetit1802 Type 2 (in remission!) · Legend

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    It wasn't me that brought the BBC Radio 4 programme on the Eatwell Plate to everyone's attention. It was @Prem51 . My original post is over 3 years old!!!
     
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  17. bulkbiker

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    And not a whole lot has changed on the guide in the intervening years worse luck!
     
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