Looks like more and more of you are finding your way over from the old SK blog. Welcome! And thanks for all the birthday wishes – one of these years I'm going to quit having them.
Here’s an interesting theory about the cause of the current worldwide obesity epidemic, one that I’ve heard of or read about in the distant past, but it seems to be making a comeback in scientific circles.
It appears that locusts will eat and eat and eat until they’ve reached their protein quota. I’ve often heard that obese and overweight people will continue to eat until their bodies have consumed sufficient nutrients – vitamins and minerals – regardless of calories.
If you make it to the end of the article, a Dr. Tim Crowe discounts the high-protein theory, saying it’s been previously tested and not shown to offer a weight-loss advantage.
All I can say is that Sunday morning I had eggs and sausage at 7 a.m. – the only protein options at the hotel; if I’d been home I’d have had Canadian bacon or lean ham – and I wasn’t ready to eat again until late afternoon. We had an early dinner on the way home about 5 p.m.
And I lost weight over the weekend. I’m not claiming it until Thursday, the day I “officially” weigh in, but I’m encouraged.
I’m also not really pushing a high-protein plan. I’m just reporting what seems to be working for me. I’m sure one of these days I’m going to succumb to temptation – none of us gets fat because we only eat when we’re hungry, after all. Or at least I didn’t.
In the meantime, it’s chicken and eggs with lots o’ salad. The locusts sang, and they’re singing for me.