Pat - I see that you include cheese and milk in your style, while the Slow Carb style recommends eliminating both. Do you see any advantage in elimating these?
I've been an avid ESE follower for 2 years now, with great success, but am thinking of giving this low carb stuff a try for a few weeks just to try something new and see what it's all about and how it compares.
Pat, how sustainable would you say this diet is in the long term?
Having seen great results so far, and the whole science and idea behind the diet really clicks with me. I carb load on Friday after my last workout of the week, and through to Saturday afternoon-ish.
Do you keep this diet year round?
I'm also having a lot of success keeping carbyhydrates low by following the Paleo/Primal lifestyle. Most days I eat a lot of vegetables (salads, steamed vegetables, raw vegetables, etc) and rarely eat fruit. I do not count calories or try to avoid fat in meat. Most of the time I do not eat dairy unless I put some cheese in a salad. I use a lot of coconut oil for healthy fats.
I found that over the last 10 months or so that I'd skip meals when I wasn't hungry, even if I brought food with me to work to eat. Right now I am practicing intermittent fasting + Paleo/Primal with good results. I'll eat between 3pm and 9pm each day for most days of the week. Some of the time I am probably in ketosis but I do not test for it. I've lost 70 lbs so far and still going strong. Thanks for getting the information out there!