When will people realize that a safe starch diet doesn't work for everyone, just like a ketogenic VLC diet doesn't work for many. I don't know who talked Jimmy into trying a safe-starch experiment, and he's indulging us graciously like only he can. But this diet isn't gonna work for him: not because he's not implementing it correctly (butter, honet, etc.) but because his metabolism isn't suited for safe starches.
Jimmy is metabolically deranged, though he may not be diabetic. I've met plenty of metabolically deranged yet nondiabetic obese people at my gym to know that their only chance is with a VLC diet. Yes, I'm aware of those who followed VLC/Atkins diets and later swithced to higher carb/PHD diets and felt much better and even lost more weight: I'm one of them. But I was never morbidly obese; at my worst only slightly obese.
Those who benefit from safe starch diets tend to be mostly normal metabolically, or in some cases, metabolically deranged slightly. Someone who used to weigh 400 lbs. and now is at 300 lbs. isn't suited for a safe starch experiment, especially not when his weight is creeping back up.
Polymorphism rules and we can easily understand if we just look at the genetic diversity even among our closely related people: ApoE genes will dictate how you respond to carbs or fat in serum cholesterol. Just because your diet worked doesn't mean it will work for Jimmy. And vice versa.