A few weeks ago, Steven’s sister’s dog ate a microfiber towel. Even among dogs, Max is known for his iron-clad digestive track. He has successfully passed pillows, candles, and most of a large ottoman. But microfiber proved to be too much for him and had to be surgically removed.
Why are we sharing this story? The lesson here is some things are truly dangerous to eat. Microfiber towels are a perfect example. There are experts who argue that wheat and dairy pose a similar danger. We think this may be a tad overstated.
When we created Drink Your Carbs we assumed that ours was the first diet designed specifically for people who wanted to lose weight while continuing to drink alcohol. We were dead wrong. The first diet intended specifically for drinkers preceded us by nearly 150 years.
We have touched on this issue before. In fact, we detailed this history in our very first post to the DYC blog, way back in October of 2011. That history of low-carb diets for drinkers is among our favorite things we’ve ever written. Unfortunately, being the first blog post on a new website, no one saw it. Not even our parents visited the website back then. DYC was as lonely and deserted as Google+.
“There is nothing that cannot be improved by the addition of either chocolate or bacon.” Before we discovered Drink Your Carbs, this was our culinary philosophy. Bacon is still a mainstay, but chocolate is now a rare occurrence. One of the sacrifices we have made for DYC is to cut nearly all added sugar from our diets. We have traded the empty calories in the dessert course for the calories delivered in wine, beer and other liquor.
These days we have a new philosophy. “There is nothing that cannot be improved by the addition of either bacon or Green Sauce.” The truth is, if you add Green Sauce bacon is unnecessary. Green Sauce really is that good. We have yet to discover any meat or vegetable that is not improved by the addition.
We strongly believe that all diets works work on the same principle: calories in vs. calories out. If you consume more calories than you burn, you put on weight. If you burn more calories than you consume you lose weight. The question that still needs answering is: what exactly do we mean when we say “calories” and how do we answer it without sounding like Bill Clinton trying to parse the meaning of the word “is?”
Most of us regularly use the term “calorie” yet few of us actually know what a calorie is or how calories are measured.