Well, Natalie gained 2 lbs this week and I have completely abandoned the diet. Natalie has really been struggling with her energy levels and her workouts have been less than stellar. After returning to a normal eating plan for one week, I feel a million times better than I did last week.

I really have a hard time believing that anyone could maintain this type of eating for a prolonged period of time (1 year or more). Even the maintenance phase of the diet (no carbs during the week, carb load on the weekends) is unpleasant.

Nutrition is just like exercise- no two individuals are the same and thus they are going to respond differently to a particular plan. Apparently, there are a few folks that thrive on a low-carb eating plan… I just haven’t met them.

Rick Mayo