September 11, 2007

The Chinese Restaurant Effect

Lettuce Salad is Bulky and Stretches Your Intestines
Dr. Bernstein's Theory:
Bulky Foods Cause a Greater
Insulin Response
I've been reading Dr. Bernstein's book again this week, The Diabetic Solution, and I came across something very interesting that I didn't notice before.

It's called the:

Chinese Restaurant Effect

This strange phenomenon that Bernstein talked about got me thinking:

There is a lot of controversy within the Atkins world about the counting process of Induction net carbs. 

The Atkins books say to limit the amount of salad and other vegetables you eat. Recommended amounts are a maximum of 2 cups of salad and 1 cup of cooked veggies per day OR 3 cups of salad, if you skip the other vegetables. 

Doing this doesn't normally cause your daily carb count to be 20 net carbs. however. It doesn't even give you a carb count that comes close to mostly veggies, unless you consistently pick higher carb produce.

So what's going on?