Trash reveals who is low carb and who isn’t in Hoboken

Seeing trash piles like this on the streets of Hoboken summon flashbacks of a previous life, a time when I felt older, sicker, slower, and fatter. Those were tasty times indeed, but in retrospect, the short-term pleasures were worth profoundly less than the multitude of positive gains myself and a growing number of people have achieved living the low-carb life.

While your precious little taste buds may have mouth-watering memories of the sandwiches, pizzas, pastas and sweets – you cannot blame them alone for steering you wrong. They were coaxed into the endless and self-perpetuating cycle of hunger by fluctuating blood sugar levels and excess carbs.

Here’s a great quote from author William Banting, who published what is considered to be the first low-carb book ever back in 1864 (Letter on Corpulence), when he eliminated most sugars and starches and lost 100lbs in about a year, and regained his vitality: “I can now confidently say that quantity of diet may be safely left to the natural appetite; and that it is the quality only which is essential to abate and cure corpulence.”

Better translation? When you keep the carbs low, you’re rarely hungry in-between meals and almost never over-eat or “feel bloated.”

You can also read a really great history of how the low-carb science and debates have evolved in the book by Jonny Bowden we reviewed last week. A tremendous resource to have on your shelf.

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