High protein (low carbohydrate) diets have become popular in recent years. Based on what you've learned about metabolism and the body's energy needs, explain what might be some of the disadvantages of this type of diet.
128) Kathy and Sally have been best friends since high school. Each is 5'5" tall and weighs about 160 lbs., which is considered to be overweight. Kathy's blood pressure is 125/82 and her blood analysis shows healthy levels of glucose and lipids. Sally's blood pressure is 135/87 and her blood analysis shows elevated glucose and triglycerides. Given that they are the same height and weight, would you expect their blood analyses to be more similar? Explain. Would you expect their body shapes to be similar? Explain. Which one is more likely to be diagnosed with metabolic syndrome? Explain.
129) There is only one way to lose weight without actually removing a body part: consume fewer calories than you expend. Is this statement true or false? Explain, citing a fundamental law of physics. Why is it difficult for many people to lose weight? Many weight-loss gimmicks work. Explain why they work, and why they may not work forever.
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