i like kreelis questions---as always!!!
one thing that bugs me is that it seems like a high protein diet. high protein diets, can wreak havoc with your system. it is hard for the body to digest too much protein. in the western society you would be hard pressed to find a doc that knows the signs of too much protein. just doesnt happen. even in a veg diet--plenty of protein sources. people can and do lose weight on a high protein/limiting carb diet--as they can on any diet. by definition- a diet is all food consumed--we are all on a diet. to lose weight you need to expend more calories than you consume. period. if i need to eat 1500 cals to maintain my current weight it does not matter if i eat these calories from bread or veg protein. if i exceed what i need to maintain--i will gain weight--if i go under--i will lose weight. i see my mother in law weigh herself in the a. m. somedays and in the p.m. somedays. IT MATTERS. you need to be consistent when you weigh. if i know i have eaten a pound of food before weighing, you better believe that pound counts when i step on the scale. i also see people on high protein diets getting excited about weight loss. when you arent giving your body the good carbs from whole grain and fruits and veggies in the quantity that it needs, you lose the water that all those foods have/hold--ergo, you lose weight. i dunno--just thoughts from my research/personal knowledge. not meaning to offend. and i would place a smiley here to let you all know that, but i cannot access smilies now!!!
and, of course feel free to comment on my ramblings!!