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I love that Walter Willett is one of your tags! He...

2008-05-16T16:26:00.000-04:00

I love that Walter Willett is one of your tags! He's amazing!



It's pretty clear that neither the chefs, nor the ...

2008-05-15T12:44:00.000-04:00

It's pretty clear that neither the chefs, nor the judges, nor the producers know much about nutrition. I really don't understand the "low carb" dictate - these are cops and cadets, not a group of diabetics. It would have made much more sense to say "low saturated fat, high protein, low sugar". Even better, give some actual guidance on what those standards meant (i.e. x grams saturated fat, etc.), since it's clear that the judges and chefs had no objective basis on which to decide if the dishes met the standards. Heck, they could have brought in a nutritionist like they did for the camp challenge in Sam's season.



Although whole grains like quinoa, whole wheat pas...

2008-05-15T12:21:00.000-04:00

Although whole grains like quinoa, whole wheat pasta, and wild rice are higher in fiber, they are not the first things that come to mind if someone asks to make a "low carb" dish.

I get what the producers meant -- a "diabetic-friendly" meal that would not spike up blood glucose levels.

It was poorly worded. It would be like asking the contestants to make a low-fat meal but asking them to include heart-healthy fats (in this example, low-fat is used incorrectly to mean "low saturated fat").



I have eaten low carb for nearly 10 years now but ...

2008-05-15T12:17:00.000-04:00

I have eaten low carb for nearly 10 years now but I do occasionally try to incorporate some whole grains like barley and wild rice and whole grain pasta. It's more the south beach diet approach than the atkins approach to low carbing, but I think in general it provides a more balanced diet. The key is to largely avoid any starches that convert quickly to sugar. Things like brown and wild rice for example have less impact on blood sugar than white rice, most bread, or potatoes. So they are actually OK in moderation and small quantities.



I read about your blog from your post on TWOP. Thi...

2008-05-15T12:12:00.000-04:00

I read about your blog from your post on TWOP. This is a great blog and it's nice to see someone who knows that dietary cholesterol has little impact on blood cholesterol. Even more so, there is debate about whether cholesterol numbers really matter that much anyway vs. triglycerides.

I've bookmarked your blog and will visit often, thank you for offering it.

One cool thing I learned from Top Chef was about purslane. I was shocked to find this growing like a weed in my back yard. I now use it in all kinds of dishes and I'm delighted to have found something so delicous and healthful that I can have for free. I was happy to learn it's about 2x as nutritious as spinach.