Daily Archives: August 5, 2008

Shark Fishing from a Canoe in the Middle of the Night

Last night, I went out to Card Sound to tool around, try to catch some snapper, and maybe even a couple sharks.  I gotta say, Dave V is a maniac!  It’s almost midnight, and we are in a canoe buzzing around through the mangroves with a couple of lights, life jackets, a cooler, tackle boxes and fishing poles.  We stayed in the canoe for about 20 minutes.  LOL I am brave, SOMETIMES, but when we almost tipped and I started thinking about losing my cell, wallet, tackle, etc, and then I would have had to swim to a shallow enough area to flip the boat back over and all the hassle that would take, I just told Dave, lets head back in and hit a couple of bridges.  The fish were there, though.  We had a large snook, tarpon, or cuda feeding right beside the canoe at one point.  It was pretty big too.   Anyway, we ended up catching a schoolmaster and mangrove snapper, waded around scoping an area out for some more lobster (I did grab a big one, but it took off) for regular season that opens in a couple days, and we had a great time.  Oh yea, a large shrimp jumped in the boat, too.  I will not be heading out in the middle of the night any time soon in a canoe for shark, but maybe I will give it a try during the day.

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Low Fat Makes Us Fat?

In the LA Times Health section there is an article which insinuates that the low fat craze of the 80’s and 90’s is to blame for America’s growing waistline.  Of course, a low fat diet did not make me fat, and you can trust that I know that for a fact. But the theory in the article, while total speculation is interesting. The article backs up its claim with no true scientific research.

In a nutshell, the theory states that America was told by the FDA that a diet low in fat and high in fiber was ideal. Naturally, a diet low in fat is going to be high in carbs and have a high glycemic load. Carbohydrate rich diets cause blood sugar to rise and crash making you feel more hungry and making your insulin levels go up and down. This causes you to gain weight. Most of the supporting information in the article is proven, but I didn’t see any research which suggested that the low-fat craze of years past directly relates to Americans getting fatter.

Well, I am eating lower carb, high protein foods. Though I miss the potatoes, pasta, rice, bread, and sweets, I can say that the steaks, fish, eggs, and cheese are compensating.

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