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2012-10-06 07:17:48 AM
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ExperianScaresCthulhu: 100 pounds in four months means something else was happening -- and it wasn't exercise.
that is too fast of a weight loss, unless he had surgery and/or a liquid diet under a physician's care.
half the time, now a days, there's surgery involved, but you don't find that out until the bottom
of the story, or the follow up.


No. I lost 40 pounds in 2 months doing something very similar. No surgery, No starving myself. I've since decided that starches and carbohydrates (especially sugar) are simply not meant to be a large part of the human diet. I've cut out rice, potatoes, starchy vegetables, sugar, and breads. I take in 2500 calories a day of fat, protein, and "good carbs" (leafy veggies, avocado, etc.). My blood work is normal across the board and I've never felt healthier.

I think we're on to something.
2012-10-06 02:58:29 AM
2 votes:

GBmanNC: Someone should email this to the fat news reporter lady...

But seriously, how is losing weight by exercising more and eating less a news story?


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2012-10-06 02:32:14 AM
2 votes:
Someone should email this to the fat news reporter lady...

But seriously, how is losing weight by exercising more and eating less a news story?
2012-10-06 12:32:50 AM
2 votes:
That's terribly fast, I wonder how successful he will be at keeping it off. Hopefully he can keep it off.
2012-10-06 12:11:37 PM
1 votes:
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Eat less, more exercise.
2012-10-06 10:33:45 AM
1 votes:

dopekitty74: digitalrain: Gah. I *so* need to lose weight. A lot of it. A huge part of my problem is willpower. As in I have none.
Add that to the fact that my husband and kids DON'T need to lose weight and don't stop buying all
the stuff that I crave.

Sigh...

My hubby could do with a better diet, but isn't cooperative. Veggies are the hardest things to get into him. Won't have broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage or brussels sprouts. I can live without the last two myself, but love broccoli. He's also far too dependant on starchy things like pasta and potatoes. I wonder if blue potatoes are healthier than white ones? Those are tasty but expensive.


Used to HATE Broccoli and Asparagus. Despise the taste, texture smell etc of the stuff. two months into my low carb diet I started to love both. Part of this, I think was because I'm allergic to NutraSweet, and splenda hadn't come on the market in the US yet, i cut out almost all sweeteners in my diet, and as a result I began to really taste the natural sweetness in foods I used to consider bitter. After a while broccoli tasted as sweet as baby carrots to me and baby carrots tasted like they were dipped in honey, and became a dessert food for me.
2012-10-06 10:19:28 AM
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D2T: starsrift: acad1228: Many doctors will tell you that exercise will do precious little to help with weight loss. It will help with endurance and muscle tone, but is only minimally effective in helping one to lose weight. If a person maintains their current diet and just starts exercising, they're going to have a hard time taking off much weight.

You need to see a new doctor, one that understands metabolism and caloric requirements.

Agree with both of you, kinda. Exercise will help you get into better shape, obviously, and raise your metabolism. But purely from a weight standpoint, you may go up or stay the same. Muscle weighs more than fat. People shouldn't be so caught up in losing weight and more concerned with being fit. When you first start working out, especially if you do weight training, expect to gain weight. It'll happen. But keep with it, and go by how you look. Daily or weekly photos are a much better metric of progress than BMI or total weight.


Personal experience: as a fat man in my 20's I was desperate to lose weight so I got myself a gym membership and a set of weights and an exercise bike, and started working out, religiously. As in, not a single day went by for 3 years (not Christmas, Thanksgiving, New Years, nothing) where I didn't spend between 15-30 minutes doing aerobic exercise and another 30 min working the weights-and that was the minimum, I often did a lot more. When I started, I was 324 lbs. When I stopped I was 322 LBs. I had great wind for a fat guy and I could do a dozen pull-ups, but as far as losing the fat? Nada. Now when I cut my work-outs back to 3/time a week and stoped the strict low fat diet I was on, I did GAIN weight pretty quickly and 4 years later i was 370-which is when i went Lo-carb and lost about 2/bs a day for 3 months and lost over 100 lbs in 6 mo.
2012-10-06 09:12:03 AM
1 votes:
It sounds like this guy did the one thing that leads to guaranteed weight loss:

He stopped making excuses.
2012-10-06 08:27:23 AM
1 votes:
Gary Taubes talks about this in several books (see amazon.com, easy to find). I didn't read TFA, however most of the time people are talking about white sugar, white flour, white rice, etc. It can be easy to replace some of those things but not others if you are not used to it (I still love chocolate but can easily live without white rice. ick). And as far as white potatoes, there are always sweet potatoes or yams. They are supposedly more nutrient dense and digest slower than regular russet potatoes.

/csb
2012-10-06 08:00:45 AM
1 votes:
Just reached my goal weight (lost 63 pounds in 9 months). Ate healthier, and walked 4 miles a day - nothing else.... "THE MAGIC DIET!!!111!!! OMG!!11!1!!!!!"

/still eats the bad stuff, just not every goddam day and night
/no more 2 to 3 courses of dessert nightly
/just eating proper for a 44 year old
/thanks Weight Watchers for dudes
2012-10-06 07:16:18 AM
1 votes:

Shatner's Bassoon: one man dropped a third of his body weight by cutting out 'white food'

I made my own meals and went and bought my own food, like grilled chicken and fish

Did he dye his chicken and fish a different colour, or is the Fail's headline inaccurate as usual?


Maybe he only had salmon and dark meat?
2012-10-06 07:01:28 AM
1 votes:

Shatner's Bassoon: one man dropped a third of his body weight by cutting out 'white food'

I made my own meals and went and bought my own food, like grilled chicken and fish

Did he dye his chicken and fish a different colour, or is the Fail's headline inaccurate as usual?


I think the 'white part' isn't necessarily about the actual color of the food, but about processing or how the body processes it. White rice as opposed to brown rice. White bread as opposed to whole-grain bread.

(Well, there's no equivalent for potatoes, but they're 'white' and mostly starch, which gets converted to sugar by the body.)

Grilled chicken and fish don't count as 'white foods' for that purpose. Though, yes, grilled chicken is white when cooked. And many fish are white in color.
2012-10-06 06:29:00 AM
1 votes:

GBmanNC: But seriously, how is losing weight by exercising more and eating less a news story?


Because a very large percentage of the population is seemingly unaware of it, unless my eyes deceive me.
2012-10-06 06:04:19 AM
1 votes:
↑ That ↑

dahmers love zombie: Shostie: My only nourishment consists of food that is white: eggs, sugar, grated bones, the fat of dead animals, veal, salt, coco-nuts, chicken cooked in white water, fruit-mould, rice, turnips, camphorised sausages, pastry, cheese (white varieties), cotton salad, and certain kinds of fish (without their skin). I boil my wine and drink it cold mixed with the juice of the Fuschia. I am a hearty eater, but never speak while eating, for fear of strangling.

I don't remember what that's from...

2012-10-06 12:37:17 AM
1 votes:
Summary: He stopped eating shiat and started exercising. I didn't see it in the story, but I assume portion control is in there too.
2012-10-06 12:22:16 AM
1 votes:
Judging from those first two photos his new diet hasn't helped with his blurriness problem.
 
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