Quote from TelekinesisEven worse is the fact that I don't even know what they're arguing anymore. Seems like they're just arguing for the sake of arguing now, either that or they're angry that I called their magical weight loss solution a "fad diet".
Here's the bottom line, in case you missed it: Yes, you can lose weight on a low-carb diet. You can also lose weight on any numerous other forms of dieting. Low-carb diet isn't anything special, stop acting like it is (And yes, you are, that's why you've derailed the thread trying to advocate to people about it).
...And as for totally sedentary people getting too many carbs... you really don't what the actual problem is? No, it's not getting too many carbs. It's that they're totally sedentary!
As I said, this is irrelevant, it's not difficult to educate people.
Not sure what you're trying to argue here, I never said low-carb diets were bad. I even said it's great if it works for you. What I AM saying is just telling people to cut carbs isn't the answer - it's eating less than you burn and eating healthy.
I'm well aware of this. First of all, low-fat diets are even worse than low-carb diets.
Second, this again has to do with terrible eating habits (And terrible exercise habits), not necessarily with carbs. All you guys are doing is substituting the root of the problem (Diet and exercise) with a fad diet that may or may not work.
Quote from Telekinesis
No, it's better to tell people to just eat healthy food and keep their portion sizes in check.
Carbs are not bad for you. Processed carbs are bad, but healthy carbs are not.
Low-carb may work for some people, but this is almost always because they are cutting calories, not because it's some magical diet.
Quote from CarlGifts Ungiven vs. Fact or Fiction. I never understood why the cheaper priced Fact or Fiction is considered a better card. Both are usually played in cubes. I wondered why Fact or Fiction is considered better. Does it have to do with getting to choose 5 cards instead of 4? Do people like Fact or Fiction better because you are given the choice which pile you want. Gifts doesn't give you that option.
Quote from magickware99Low carbs isn't a crash diet.
If you are mostly sedentary(roughly speaking do not stand/walk for more than 4-5 hours and lack proper resistance or hard conditioning training a day) then you are best served with intentionally avoiding a dedicated carb source and instead eating a diet that is something like 70% protein source/20% fat/10% carb while hitting recommended fiber amount or higher( should be higher). It will be physically impossible for you to over eat and gain weight, because protein and fiber at that level is incredibly filling.
Quote from DerBK
It has a high variance, though. There will be the games where your deck is ripping one 4mana curve topper after the other while your ramp deck opponent reveals land after land. That is going to be annoying
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No diet that highlights focusing on one or two food groups and cutting out the rest is a reliable diet. Any diet that says you can't eat carbs/sugars/fats is a scam (unless you have a pre-existing medical condition [such as diabetes or glucose intolerance]), all one has to do is look to the right source for information. Of course these TV advertisements want you to listen to them, as long as you order their 'special' food package for just 3 easy payments of $69.99 per month, or maybe to buy their informational booklet, or video, or attend their seminar with a cover charge. The sad part is that people gravitate to these sources because these sources push themselves upon the consumer via media outlets.
Quote from magickware99Erm.
There is nothing healthy about dropping 50% of your recommended calorie intake. That's bad. Really bad. You won't lose any real weight that way.
If you insist on going on a severe calorie deficit, then the max reduction should be 500 or so, which is supposed to give you a roughly 1lb/week loss.
Quote from ValarinLemons do cause short term weight loss on thier own. Lemon is a natural diuretic, and causes weight loss through reducing the amount of fluid the body is retaining. It is not the healthiest way to lose weight and the weight loss will only be temporary. As soon as you drink or eat something, your body begins replacing lost fluids and you begin regaining your weight. But saying lemons do not cause weight loss is wrong.
Quote from Singer of White LineToo bad that it doesn't evolve your biggest creature if it has Evolve. Still, a potentially huge token for 3 is nothing to scoff at, even if it's a bit "win more".
Quote from LucidVisionIt's mostly the color combination it's in that makes it bad.
I'd tweak it to be a 2/2 flyer for 1UB with the same ability.
If it were 1RB it would be broken, but I dont think this is true for 1UB.
In an agro deck the 2/2 flyer for 3 would be slowing down your tempo AND be giving your opponent a chance for answers.
Quote from simpygdogMy group does sideboards some of the time and no sideboards sometimes. It can take just as much skill building a diverse deck that can handle any deck that is thrown at it, as a single deck that can adapt with a sideboard. It makes it easier to keep track of all the cards, and easier to clean up afterwards. It also speeds up rounds as instead of a brief delay to sideboard, people instantly shuffle and are back in the game. I would definitely recommend no sideboards if you are traveling to cube.
The seer is bad.
It's anti-ramp sideboard tech at best.
I think part of the reason it bothers me is because it's a FANTASTIC idea that could have been tweaked to be more competitive.