For those who seem to have difficulty figuring out if theirs is a restricted carbohydrate diet, here is a carbohydrate calculator from a major medical center which is based on SAD recommendations.
Should additional help be needed in comparing your level of carbohydrate intake to that of the average American, then the fact that the average American consumed 490grams of carbohydrate, per day, as of the year 2000, may be helpful.
I was delighted to find out about this new registry in early December.
In 01 I became a registrant in the NWCR. Over the years, due to moves and perhaps changes in email, I was lost to follow-up, so am in the process of re-registering.
For those who are interested and have read criticism (if you could call it that!)
of Larry Istrail's AWLR, I will share the entire questionaire for the NWCR with you here.
- What is your current weight?
- List the date (month/year) when you first reached and maintained this weight(+/-5lbs)
3a List the highest weight you have ever been (excluding pregnancy.)
3b List the last date you were at this highest weight (month/year)
3c Subtract 30lbs from your highest weight.
3d How long have you been at or below the weight in box A (without ever going over this weight.)
3e List the date you first reached this 30lb weight loss.
3f After reaching your highest weight ever, what is the lowest weight you have ever been?
3g List the date you first reached this lowest weight
NATURE and PURPOSE of the STUDY
"You are being asked to take part in a research project because you have lost at least 30 pounds and have maintained that loss for at least one year. All individuals who meet these criteria for successful weight loss are eligible to participate in this study. THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY IS TO DETERMINE THE BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS. The Registry currently has more than 6,000 participants and we recruit about 500 new participants each year."
Now, let me repeat something very important here:" THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDY IS TO DETERMINE THE BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH SUCCESSFUL WEIGHT LOSS."
Now, check out this link for the AWLR where the purpose of the AWLR is described.
Do you notice a difference? A BIG DIFFERENCE????
"The Ancestral Weight Loss Registry is an international assembly of people who have tried a carbohydrate-restricted or paleo diet to lose weight or improve their health. Whether you lost 100 pounds or gained 20, we want to hear about it."
"Share your experience and help those beginning their new way of eating. As thousands register from all over the world, we hope to uncover the most effective practices for losing weight on a diet high in vegetables, protein and fats."
The intent and focus of these two registries is very, very different.
Take a look at the questionaire for the AWLR:
I am delighted to see this new registry with its very different focus and have been intending to join since early December when I first knew of it. I have to get a bit less tech challenged to post my before and after pics, but I just bet I can get some help with that.
All the yabbadabbado about this may be the silliest and most pitiful bunch of quack-quack I have yet read on PH!
If you want to join, then join.
If you see the possibility of some good information coming out of this, then join if you like.
If you don't, then don't.
And if you can't figure out if your eating is carbohydrate restricted, then in the words of more than one inimitable blogger in the paleosphere: "you're just screwed."