So my friend is on the Slow-Carb diet with his friend, and I recently ran into his girlfriend on the subway. We chatted about this and that, and eventually she said "He's miserable...all these beans! He feels like s**t!" I told her I would have a word with him about Paleo.
I contacted him, and he seems satisfied with what he's doing, saying he'd lost 10lbs. in 2 weeks. I had about the same result when I started eating Paleo. Now I'm not SUPER strict, but I DEFINITELY don't do any carbs except from starchy vegetables and potatoes occasionally, sometimes some honey as a sweetener and fruit and nuts here and there. I took a look at some of the Slow-Carb suggestions, and they're advocating a ton of beans and legumes, whole grains, etc... Seems like they're just a more restrictive version of the same old SAD.
I mean, it's a little bit better than SAD, and a step in the right direction...but not QUITE there. I know it's hard to convince people once they've decided to commit to something, but I think he would FEEL so much better eating Paleo. I guess I'll need to bone up on my studies and statistics about lectins, anti-nutrients and organ function? What should I tell him?