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Old Wed, Oct-07-09, 18:37
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Default Alton Brown 50lb weight loss since March--lowcarb?

I just watched Alton Brown (from Food Network "Good Eats", a cooking guru) on The View. I have never seen him so thin in years and years of watching his show--he says he has lost 50lbs. They of course asked him how he did it, and he was slightly evasive: "...scientific application of nutritional principles that I might write a book about." But he then went on to say that he ate a lot of sardines. "Eat sardines instead of cake." (I don't eat sardines--aren't they usually canned in oil?)

Then he went on to make an eggplant parmesan dish, but he made a point of cutting the eggplant into noodle shapes. He specifically said, "it's a zero carb noodle", but only after one of the hosts prompted him with a comment about it being low carb. Later on he said some things that could have gone either way, such as commenting that there was only a small amount of cream in the recipe. Maybe he was trying to cater to both schools of thought.

I hope he does write that book--I'm very interested to see what conclusions he has arrived at. I have a strong suspicion it's going to come down on the side of lowcarb.
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Old Wed, Oct-07-09, 19:42
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I am intrigued. If this is the case it is a shame he had to dance around the low carb thing, like it is a dirty word or something.
as a side note, I never knew he had 50 extra pounds to lose.
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Old Wed, Oct-07-09, 19:54
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he got really chubby on road tasted, a show where they traveled around the country reporting on the various diners and pit stops they found. he ate a ton of fried breaded food and gained a lot.
he is so science minded, i know he gets it.
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Old Wed, Oct-07-09, 20:16
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as a side note, I never knew he had 50 extra pounds to lose.


Honestly, he is whip-thin now. Skinny-jeans thin. He always wore roomy bowling shirts and such, and you could see the gain when they had him in a suit on Iron Chef America. But he doesn't just look like a heavy guy who has trimmed down, he looks like a skinny guy.
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Old Wed, Oct-07-09, 20:16
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Sardines, hmm. Given his science leanings, he might be trying to go sort of holistic moderate lowcarb (South Beach-esque, perhaps, maybe not so strict on fats) trying to get as much nutrient density from food (vs. vitamin supplements) as possible. I just say that because "sardines" is sort of code for getting calcium and Omega 3.
http://www.nutritiondata.com/facts/...products/4114/2

And it keeps "seafood sustainability" in mind.
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Old Wed, Oct-07-09, 20:28
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The husband was asking me the dietary significance of sardines, and I really wasn't sure aside from the omegas. But in the "My Big Fat Diet" documentary with the First Nation tribes, wasn't a big part of their traditional diet some small, oily fish?
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 10:33
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(I don't eat sardines--aren't they usually canned in oil?)


Slightly off topic but, and because I honestly do not know, what's the difference if they're canned in oil?



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I hope he does write that book--I'm very interested to see what conclusions he has arrived at. I have a strong suspicion it's going to come down on the side of lowcarb.


I saw posted elsewhere on this site that AB claims to have cut out sugar to lose weight.
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 10:40
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(I don't eat sardines--aren't they usually canned in oil?)

I love sardines. I buy sardines canned in olive oil. I don't have a problem with that.
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 13:37
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Sorry, I didn't mean that 'canned in oil' was bad, I was asking because if so, it seemed to demonstrate that whatever else he was doing to lose weight, he wasn't afraid of fat.
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 14:29
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The husband was asking me the dietary significance of sardines, and I really wasn't sure aside from the omegas. But in the "My Big Fat Diet" documentary with the First Nation tribes, wasn't a big part of their traditional diet some small, oily fish?

Yes, it was. They're called oolichans which, apparently, translates as "candle fish" the story goes that sometimes they would put a wick in them and burn them for candles. As an aside, when I was a kid we used to wait impatiently for the spring oolichan run and have a few good feeds. They're a lot like an rich, oily smelt although they are a wee bit smaller.
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 15:41
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I just did some googling, nothing substantial is coming up yet. It appears the food network forum will be posting an interview "soon". the jist of the limited info so far:
No sweets. Not ever again (check)
Sardines (check. I can do this of needed)
very limited alcohol (meh).
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 19:05
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No sweets. Not ever again (check)


Is the bold emphasis yours, or something you were able to infer about AB from googling?

If AB is really done with sweets, I wonder a) how he will handle it on future shows (no more dessert shows? really?) and b) if perhaps he found out he was becoming diabetic.

Speculation only.
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 19:07
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Good Eats are just reruns isn't it?
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 19:09
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Good Eats are just reruns isn't it?


He is doing the publicity work right now (on The View and whatnot) for both his new book and the new upcoming season of Good Eats. It seems to kick off with a 10th anniversary special this Saturday, and then the new season (13) starts after that. The first one I noticed upcoming on my tivo was another "Man Food Show", with the subject of breakfast.
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Old Thu, Oct-08-09, 19:12
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Oh nice! I love Good Eats!
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