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2010-12-21 11:30:42 AM
Listen, Doc:

I want to lose weight. But I don't want to change any of the bad habits that caused my lardassness.

What's my first step?
 
2010-12-21 11:30:44 AM
hmmmmm sounds so appealing

\want the tapeworm diet with a side of twinkies
\\ i want it know... plz
\\\doc... am i going to live?
 
2010-12-21 11:32:31 AM
My diet:

1. Drink less soda.
2. Have more sex.

/It works better than you'd think.
//Plus, even if it doesn't... more sex!
 
2010-12-21 11:39:27 AM
 
2010-12-21 11:43:14 AM
My wife swears by the HCG diet, she lost a lot of weight on it and kept much of it off.

Then again, she has Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome and fertility problems, and the doctor thinks hormonal imbalances could be part of her weight problem, so it working for her might be not quite as tinfoil hat as it is for some people.
 
2010-12-21 11:43:53 AM
No money to be made in telling someone to eat less and exercise (unless you can sell them the exercise program and a mouth staple kit)
 
2010-12-21 11:44:19 AM
My diet:

Count calories religiously until I have a better understanding of how many calories are in my regular meals (takes about 3 months)

Only eat out once a week

Cut down on booze (sob)

Exercise moderately at least 30, ideally 60 minutes a day

Then when that stops working, switch to salads for lunch and take three of your workouts and make them vigorous.

/down 33 lbs since January
//20 to go
///slow and steady wins the race?
 
2010-12-21 11:45:58 AM
The tapeworm diet is not new. Still gross, but not new
 
2010-12-21 12:01:30 PM
Pregnancy hormones as a diet aid. Right. I'm pregnant right now, and let me tell you, it's still not too late to buy stock in Cadburys.
 
2010-12-21 12:01:42 PM
The cocaine diet always worked wonders for me...
 
2010-12-21 12:03:06 PM
Sorry, submittard, the HCG diet actually does work.

Atkins works, too, if done properly. (Properly executed Atkins diet does not include bacon for every meal).

The "twinkie diet" was performed by a professor of nutrition at a university. You guys SURELY know more about diet than he does.
 
2010-12-21 12:11:59 PM
Atkins diet totally works. It's pretty similar to a keytonogenic diet that some body builders use. And if you want to know anything about how to control your weight, don't bother asking a doctor and don't be a dumb ass and ask people on Fark: ask a body builder.
 
2010-12-21 12:29:58 PM
I eat less and move more. In the last 14 months, I'm down 93 pounds.

Suck it, stupid gimmicks.
 
2010-12-21 12:33:10 PM
My wife did the Pregnancy Hormone program a few times. The first time she did great; lost about 20 pounds. She felt pretty weak for the first week or so, but after that she really started springing back. Plus, having results she could quickly see in the mirror made both of us feel good (I'm shallow but loving and patient).
But, once the program was done, you have to wait 6 weeks before starting it up again. In that time, she gained a lot of what she'd lost back, which was pretty sad for everyone.

I agree with what they say in the article about how even if it works, it does nothing to teach you about moderation or proper eating. I've actually suggested a nutritionist but that's as far as that's gotten.

The second time she did the program she had a lot of trouble sticking to it. But, I mean, 500 caleries a day is like nothing. Even I tried the program for a few weeks to see what it's like, and even as someone who doesn't eat a whole lot, 500 cals a day was pretty brutal.

Losing weight is a pain in the ass no matter who you are, I've learnt. That funny video posted from Mad TV about "Eat Less, move more" made me laugh, and it's literally the best advice, I figure.
 
2010-12-21 12:34:36 PM
I stopped exercising daily and started drinking more a year ago. I'm up 15 lbs.

/I beat anorexia
 
2010-12-21 12:41:53 PM
pivazena: My diet:

(snip)

/down 33 lbs since January
//20 to go
///slow and steady wins the race?


you sound....slimmer

/tip of the hat
 
2010-12-21 12:59:59 PM
I think the author of the article failed to mention that tape worms are actually being used to treat Crohn's Disease, as they help process food, not actually lose weight.
 
2010-12-21 01:24:23 PM
I went on the Flu Diet for three weeks. Involuntarily of course, but still. Lost about five pounds. Not bad. Now to keep it off...
 
2010-12-21 01:29:22 PM
South Bronx, baby!

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/hotlink
 
2010-12-21 01:41:19 PM
pivazena: My diet:

Count calories religiously until I have a better understanding of how many calories are in my regular meals (takes about 3 months)

Only eat out once a week

Cut down on booze (sob)

Exercise moderately at least 30, ideally 60 minutes a day

Then when that stops working, switch to salads for lunch and take three of your workouts and make them vigorous.

/down 33 lbs since January
//20 to go
///slow and steady wins the race?


Awesome. I'm down nearly 40 pounds since January - no gimmicks, just eating less, eating good quality food, cutting way back on sugar/white flour and exercising regularly.
 
2010-12-21 01:56:36 PM
nostratic: Listen, Doc:

I want to lose weight. But I don't want to change any of the bad habits that caused my lardassness.

What's my first step?


We'll start by amputating your left leg. That's like 20-something pounds right there.
 
2010-12-21 05:32:24 PM
Moonfisher: I eat less and move more. In the last 14 months, I'm down 93 pounds.

Suck it, stupid gimmicks.


Dude, if you're for real then good for you. Seriously. Zero snark. Keep up the awesome work.
 
2010-12-21 05:42:20 PM
Nogale: pivazena: My diet:

Count calories religiously until I have a better understanding of how many calories are in my regular meals (takes about 3 months)

Only eat out once a week

Cut down on booze (sob)

Exercise moderately at least 30, ideally 60 minutes a day

Then when that stops working, switch to salads for lunch and take three of your workouts and make them vigorous.

/down 33 lbs since January
//20 to go
///slow and steady wins the race?

Awesome. I'm down nearly 40 pounds since January - no gimmicks, just eating less, eating good quality food, cutting way back on sugar/white flour and exercising regularly.


Nice! Oh that's the other one w/ counting calories-- make the calories count. don't eat empty crap, which is basically anything with white flour or straight sugar. Yes, that means cutting back on bread.
 
2010-12-21 07:32:35 PM
Cue idiotic "thermodynamics" comment in 3...2...1...
 
2010-12-21 08:59:36 PM
Cue idiotic "thermodynamics" comment in 3...2...1...

The main issue I have with that comment is that people forget that their shiat has calories - else poop wouldn't burn. Thus unless you know how efficient your body is and how many calories your waste products contain, your equation is under determined.
 
2010-12-21 11:01:46 PM
NotARocketScientist: Cue idiotic "thermodynamics" comment in 3...2...1...

The main issue I have with that comment is that people forget that their shiat has calories - else poop wouldn't burn. Thus unless you know how efficient your body is and how many calories your waste products contain, your equation is under determined.


THIS! SO FARKING THIS!
 
2010-12-22 02:38:25 AM
Honest Bender: Moonfisher: I eat less and move more. In the last 14 months, I'm down 93 pounds.

Suck it, stupid gimmicks.

Dude, if you're for real then good for you. Seriously. Zero snark. Keep up the awesome work.


Well thanks. I am for real. I ballooned up having my two babies, not that I was a pixie beforehand. It wasn't pregnancy that did it, either, but the sitting on my butt nursing and feeling like I was starving that followed. I started November of last year counting calories with fitday.com and have never missed a day. Started off walking 3 times a week, now I run 2 miles 3 times a week and lift weights at the gym twice, try to play tennis every weekend. Results. I gots them. Still have a bit more to go, though.
 
2010-12-22 10:11:36 AM
Moonfisher: Honest Bender: Moonfisher: I eat less and move more. In the last 14 months, I'm down 93 pounds.

Suck it, stupid gimmicks.

Dude, if you're for real then good for you. Seriously. Zero snark. Keep up the awesome work.

Well thanks. I am for real. I ballooned up having my two babies, not that I was a pixie beforehand. It wasn't pregnancy that did it, either, but the sitting on my butt nursing and feeling like I was starving that followed. I started November of last year counting calories with fitday.com and have never missed a day. Started off walking 3 times a week, now I run 2 miles 3 times a week and lift weights at the gym twice, try to play tennis every weekend. Results. I gots them. Still have a bit more to go, though.


Awesome. Good for you. I'm a stereotypical fat nerd. I'd always been overweight. But once I got my current job (data center support) I really started to pack it on. Sitting at a desk 8 hours a day really has an impact.

So I slowly decreased my soda intake, started packing healthier lunches, and started walking about 1.5 miles every morning before work. Nothing fancy, just a circuit around the neighborhood. Great thinking time.

Started shedding a little weight here and there. Then I started having a little more energy. The GF and I started porking more often. That's more exercise than most people realize. And fun too!

I've only lost about 15 pounds over the last year, but it's better than the 10-15 pounds a year I was gaining before. I'm not in a hurry to lose the weight. But I saw a bad trend forming and took steps to reverse it. The trick is to tough it out long enough for the changes to become habit.
 
2010-12-22 12:17:57 PM
Honest Bender: Moonfisher: Honest Bender: Moonfisher: I eat less and move more. In the last 14 months, I'm down 93 pounds.

Suck it, stupid gimmicks.

Dude, if you're for real then good for you. Seriously. Zero snark. Keep up the awesome work.

Well thanks. I am for real. I ballooned up having my two babies, not that I was a pixie beforehand. It wasn't pregnancy that did it, either, but the sitting on my butt nursing and feeling like I was starving that followed. I started November of last year counting calories with fitday.com and have never missed a day. Started off walking 3 times a week, now I run 2 miles 3 times a week and lift weights at the gym twice, try to play tennis every weekend. Results. I gots them. Still have a bit more to go, though.

Awesome. Good for you. I'm a stereotypical fat nerd. I'd always been overweight. But once I got my current job (data center support) I really started to pack it on. Sitting at a desk 8 hours a day really has an impact.

So I slowly decreased my soda intake, started packing healthier lunches, and started walking about 1.5 miles every morning before work. Nothing fancy, just a circuit around the neighborhood. Great thinking time.

Started shedding a little weight here and there. Then I started having a little more energy. The GF and I started porking more often. That's more exercise than most people realize. And fun too!

I've only lost about 15 pounds over the last year, but it's better than the 10-15 pounds a year I was gaining before. I'm not in a hurry to lose the weight. But I saw a bad trend forming and took steps to reverse it. The trick is to tough it out long enough for the changes to become habit.


Exactly. People in the extended family ask all the time about my "diet." It's not a diet. It's a permanent lifestyle change.
 
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