I picked up a "low carb" cookbook at the Goodwill the other day. I'm looking at a recipe for a "low carb" breakfast smoothie made of 1 1/2 tablespoons oatmeal, a cup of raspberries, 1-2 teaspoons honey, and 3 tablespoons yogurt. This "low carb" breakfast has 35.5 grams of carbohydrate, more than I eat most days, at least when I'm not working on a cookbook. (Working on a cookbook requires simply eating more than I usually would. More food, more carbs, I'm afraid.)

But the best part is the recipe note, that reminds you to make this lovely breakfast ahead of time because "soaking the raw oats helps to break down the starch into natural sugars that are easy to digest."

Can you say "Unclear on the concept?" I knew you could.

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Low carb bible

I pick up a so called low carb book at the good will, for a friend, in the hopes of finding something simpler than Good Calories/Bad Calories for her to read. I love that book, but most people find it a little tough to read.
The books were on sale 10 for 5 dollars, so I did not spend a lot. It was called The Low Carb Bible. It is full of bad, outdate information. It is a really horrible, low fat book pretending to be a low carb book. It is really terrible. It is now in recycling, as I won't put that garbage back into the system. It is really scary that type of garbage is out there.

Lowcarb, eh?

It's junk dieting like these recommendations that sponsor so many low carb "failures." But at least, while "dieting," they got to taste yummy stuff. Small wonder they don't miss the standard regular diet! But at that, they're still getting more nutrition with their carbs than many dieters.