"Human Ancestors Were Nearly All Vegetarians..."Zynster wrote:I thought I'd add a few things to this discussion.
Humans evolved eating meat, veges, fruit, nuts and seeds. This is our native omnivore diet.
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/gue ... getarians/
So you're looking at a low carb diet if you want to lose weight. Forget Atkins. He's old school. Instead check out the Paleo diet. Check out information from people like Mark Sisson, Jamie Scott, Dave Asprey, Rob Wolf and Gary Taubes.
From above cited article:
"...Which paleo diet should we eat? The one from twelve thousand years ago? A hundred thousand years ago? Forty million years ago? If you want to return to your ancestral diet, the one our ancestors ate when most of the features of our guts were evolving, you might reasonably eat what our ancestors spent the most time eating during the largest periods of the evolution of our guts, fruits, nuts, and vegetables—especially fungus-covered tropical leaves..."