081214 SUNDAY “Erin”
A couple of months ago Jasmine couldn’t do a single pull up. Now she is a pull up machine.
Five rounds for time:
Dumbbells split clean, 15 reps (40lbs is Rx’ed)
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“. . .Low-carb dieters showed a gradual decrease on the memory-related tasks compared with the low-calorie dieters. Reaction time for those on the low-carb diet was slower and their visuospatial memory was not as good as those on the low-calorie diet. However, low-carb dieters actually responded better than low-calorie dieters during the attention vigilance task . . .
. . .The hunger-rating did not vary between participants on a low-carb diet and those on a low-calorie diet. The only mood difference between dieters was confusion, which was higher for low-calorie dieters during the middle of the study.
“Although this study only tracked dieting participants for three weeks, the data suggest that diets can affect more than just weight,” says Taylor. “The brain needs glucose for energy and diets low in carbohydrates can be detrimental to learning, memory and thinking.” . . .”
It is just great how the “sure” the article is, considering it was 19 women, for three weeks, and the results were pretty mixed (low carb had higher attention and less confusion, but weaker memories and reactions?). I guess we will also have to wait until Feb 2009 to see the actual calorie numbers and macro nutrient breakdowns. -jj
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