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2013-10-20 12:53:32 PM  
Try?

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2013-10-20 01:13:35 PM  
My mom is 67 years old.  She is a raw food vegan, with the exception that she drinks about a case of beer a day.  She's pretty mellow most of the time.
 
2013-10-20 01:20:52 PM  

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2013-10-20 01:23:08 PM  
Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.
 
2013-10-20 01:23:58 PM  
I call it the beer-shiatz diet.
 
2013-10-20 01:40:14 PM  
How about kimchi and Korean pancakes?
 
2013-10-20 01:41:39 PM  
Are you suggesting I shouldn't have been on this diet already?
 
2013-10-20 01:43:11 PM  
When I was stationed in Germany back in the 80's, I was on the beer, coffee and aspirin diet for about 3 weeks.

I had recently become single and I need to get back down to my "single" weight.

It worked.
 
2013-10-20 01:43:49 PM  
"He blew everything out of the water, the first year he did this, he lost fourteen pounds," said Dr. Terry Simpson, a weight loss specialist."

Explosive diarrhea, from eating nothing but sausage and drinking 6 beers a day, will do that.
 
2013-10-20 01:49:29 PM  

Beerguy: When I was stationed in Germany back in the 80's, I was on the beer, coffee and aspirin diet for about 3 weeks.

I had recently become single and I need to get back down to my "single" weight.

It worked.


Well, at your age you'll be a corpse soon on that diet. I guess that's one way to lose weight.
 
2013-10-20 01:49:32 PM  
Wait, he lost fourteen pounds in a year and that's considered "blowing everything out of the water"? My dad lost 30 lbs in four months with the good old-fashioned "eat healthy and exercise" diet.

/kept it off for the last 10 years
//go Dad!
 
2013-10-20 01:50:39 PM  

Chinchillazilla: Are you suggesting I shouldn't have been on this diet already?


Something something doing it before it was cool something.
 
2013-10-20 01:52:59 PM  

Tarkus: I call it the beer-shiatz diet.


Oh man, I had those pretty bad last night.  Somebody gave me a bunch of Red Stripes.  More like brown stripes.

/Hooray almost crapping your pants!
//Hooray beer!
 
2013-10-20 01:53:58 PM  
I was on the Jim Beam and Taco Bell diet for about a year. Dropped 140lbs!

/her name was Heather
 
2013-10-20 01:55:49 PM  
"He blew everything out of the water, the first year he did this, he lost fourteen pounds," said Dr. Terry Simpson, a weight loss specialist. "Most of it was body fat. His cholesterol went down by a third."

I'm absolutely shocked that a man cut his calories and lost about a pound a month for a year. It's unprecedented in human history.
 
2013-10-20 01:56:04 PM  
Subby's mom is all about the sausage. Bratwurst mostly, but she thinks knockwurst is okay. God help you if you try to feed her polish sausage though. She get's stabby.
 
2013-10-20 02:00:27 PM  

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Der Duckenfachen?
 
2013-10-20 02:01:22 PM  
Isn't that otherwise known as the Lemmy Kilmister diet?
 
2013-10-20 02:01:40 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Beerguy: When I was stationed in Germany back in the 80's, I was on the beer, coffee and aspirin diet for about 3 weeks.

I had recently become single and I need to get back down to my "single" weight.

It worked.

Well, at your age you'll be a corpse soon on that diet. I guess that's one way to lose weight.


Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it?
 
2013-10-20 02:01:53 PM  

Amberwind: Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.


Figure out how many calories you burn tearing people's arms off, and add that to the number of calories in beer and sausage you can have.  No diet works without incentives, after all.
 
2013-10-20 02:04:01 PM  
"It comes out to about 15,000 calories a week."

That's over 2100 per day, you would have a hard time losing weight at that rate unless you were very active and exercised daily. I find his claims of losing 14 pounds, which is about 1/2 a pound a day, doubtful.
 
2013-10-20 02:04:21 PM  
www.aerojockey.com

A low-calorie diet will result in weight loss regardless of where the calories come from.
 
2013-10-20 02:05:26 PM  
nothing but beer and sausage for your diet

I call that "Tuesday"
 
2013-10-20 02:07:41 PM  

Beerguy: Quantum Apostrophe: Beerguy: When I was stationed in Germany back in the 80's, I was on the beer, coffee and aspirin diet for about 3 weeks.

I had recently become single and I need to get back down to my "single" weight.

It worked.

Well, at your age you'll be a corpse soon on that diet. I guess that's one way to lose weight.

Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it?


Neither is yours. Must be your age.
 
2013-10-20 02:11:21 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "It comes out to about 15,000 calories a week."

That's over 2100 per day, you would have a hard time losing weight at that rate unless you were very active and exercised daily. I find his claims of losing 14 pounds, which is about 1/2 a pound a day, doubtful.

 

A. Your math and/or reading comprehension is off.  14 pounds per year is about 1 pound every 20 days.

B. An obese person would most likely lose weight at 2100 calories per day.
 
2013-10-20 02:11:30 PM  

Amberwind: Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.


1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories. Have you consulted a physician?
 
2013-10-20 02:16:20 PM  
And this differs from my regular diet how?
 
2013-10-20 02:18:29 PM  
Any monotonous diet will help you lose weight as long as you stick to it.

There's the rub, for unless you are a picky eater or indifferent to taste and texture and variety, you can't and won't stick to it.

Beer and sausage would at least meet many of your nutritional needs. It is possible to live on nothing but meat for a year, as was proved by one of the great Arctic explorers in an experiment on himself. But even the Inuit eat berries and possibly a few herbs or lichen to supplement feast and famine diets from hunting and fishing.

Many vegetarians and vegans supplement with yeast, one of the key elements of beer. This is because it is rich in key vitamins.

My advice is make beer and sausage (preferably a variety of sausage made by hand from game and domestic animals, even fish) the main course and supplement this with vegetables, herbs, and fruit at will. You need less fat, salt and sugar than you will get from commercial products and you can supplement with some carbs in the sausage to reduce the amount of beer you'd have to drink to balance out fat and protein.
 
2013-10-20 02:19:19 PM  
Don't forget the liver-based sausages. Vitamin D and A.
 
2013-10-20 02:20:32 PM  
oh maoi!
 
2013-10-20 02:22:29 PM  

aerojockey: ReapTheChaos: "It comes out to about 15,000 calories a week."

That's over 2100 per day, you would have a hard time losing weight at that rate unless you were very active and exercised daily. I find his claims of losing 14 pounds, which is about 1/2 a pound a day, doubtful. 

A. Your math and/or reading comprehension is off.  14 pounds per year is about 1 pound every 20 days.

B. An obese person would most likely lose weight at 2100 calories per day.


Just to take the math a step further: 14 pounds, if you assume 100% of that is fat loss, is 57,000 calories of fat lost (14 pounds * 453 grams per pound * 9 calories per gram of fat). That works out to only 150 calories lost per day - which is an entirely reasonable figure.
 
2013-10-20 02:27:18 PM  

unyon: My mom is 67 years old.  She is a raw food vegan, with the exception that she drinks about a case of beer a day.  She's pretty mellow most of the time.


That's a beer coma, dude.
NTTIAWWT.
 
2013-10-20 02:32:18 PM  

fearmongert: nothing but beer and sausage for your diet

I call that "Tuesday"


I try to add some coleslaw and vegetables like onions and peppers on the sausage.  And a bun.  And other vegetables like potato with butter and sour cream
 
2013-10-20 02:32:52 PM  

brantgoose: Any monotonous diet will help you lose weight as long as you stick to it.

There's the rub, for unless you are a picky eater or indifferent to taste and texture and variety, you can't and won't stick to it.


That's actually what I started today. I've been really lazy about keeping in shape lately, so I decided to remove most choices from my diet. "This is what you eat and this is when you eat it. You have X number of free calories. Spend them well."
 
2013-10-20 02:34:21 PM  

aerojockey: ReapTheChaos: "It comes out to about 15,000 calories a week."

That's over 2100 per day, you would have a hard time losing weight at that rate unless you were very active and exercised daily. I find his claims of losing 14 pounds, which is about 1/2 a pound a day, doubtful.

A. Your math and/or reading comprehension is off.  14 pounds per year is about 1 pound every 20 days.

B. An obese person would most likely lose weight at 2100 calories per day.


The article states he's doing this for Octoberfest, I mistakenly thought that meant just the month of October.

That being said, 2000 calories a day is the recommended amount for a normally active person, obviously that would vary from person to person based on several factors, but in general you would need to eat less than 2000 a day to lose weight. I guess he could lose a pound every 20 days, but it would require an active lifestyle on top of daily exercise.

Still, now that I realize he's been eating nothing but beer and sausage going on 3 years, he can't be very healthy, I don't care what his so called doctor says.
 
2013-10-20 02:37:40 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "It comes out to about 15,000 calories a week."

That's over 2100 per day, you would have a hard time losing weight at that rate unless you were very active and exercised daily. I find his claims of losing 14 pounds, which is about 1/2 a pound a day, doubtful.



It is almost as if people at different weights have different energy requirements! shiat, I lose weight at 2700-3000 calories a day, whether or not I'm lifting.

All of the other problems with your math have been pointed out by others too. If you have trouble losing weight at 2100 calories per day, try getting out of the basement for 15 minutes, and getting more of those calories from protein.
 
2013-10-20 02:40:28 PM  

ReapTheChaos: "It comes out to about 15,000 calories a week."

That's over 2100 per day, you would have a hard time losing weight at that rate unless you were very active and exercised daily. I find his claims of losing 14 pounds, which is about 1/2 a pound a day, doubtful.


If a pound is 3500 calories, then he'd need to burn 4,000cal/day.

Hell, if I only ate 4,000 calories a day then I'd feel woozy and anemic, so it's not impossible.
 
2013-10-20 02:49:02 PM  
Because all calories are fungible!  Whoopeee!  Science!
 
2013-10-20 02:57:51 PM  
What about liquor and Tums?
 
2013-10-20 03:02:08 PM  
Replace 'beer' with 'water' and 'coffee' and that's basically my diet now
 
2013-10-20 03:05:02 PM  
It's his OCTOBER diet. He does it ONCE a year, in October The first time he did it, he lost 14 pounds in the month of October, not a year.

2100 calories a day is low enough for many people to lose weight. I can take in more than 3000 a day and lose weight

/I'm not fat, I'm big boned
//OK, I'm pretty fat too
 
2013-10-20 03:11:22 PM  
The futurama paleo diet?
 
2013-10-20 03:35:04 PM  
There was someone on a TV show a few years ago that did the "Guinness Diet" and lost weight. Although he said it got old after like 2-3 days.
 
2013-10-20 03:36:56 PM  

megarian: What about liquor and Tums?


That's more of a dessert thing.
 
2013-10-20 03:44:29 PM  

Danger Avoid Death: megarian: What about liquor and Tums?

That's more of a dessert thing.


Ah. The "assorted berry" and "tropical" flavors. You're right.
 
2013-10-20 03:53:09 PM  

Anastacya: Isn't that otherwise known as the Lemmy Kilmister diet?


Yeah, but you have to throw in some meth for dessert.
 
2013-10-20 03:57:14 PM  
Swap the beer for rum and go keto.
 
2013-10-20 04:00:05 PM  

ReapTheChaos: That being said, 2000 calories a day is the recommended amount for a normally active person, obviously that would vary from person to person based on several factors, but in general you would need to eat less than 2000 a day to lose weight.


Nope, that's not how it works.

There's nothing magical about the number 2000: it is simply the number of calories a typical healthy-weight person person burns in a day.  Weight loss occurs when you eat fewer calories than you burn (whatever that number is).

Typical obese people burn more calories in a day than typical healthy people, because even fat tissue burns calories.  A very obese persion might burn 3000 in a day, for instance.  If that person started eating 2000 per day, they would lose weight, and fast.  The reason most obese people are obese is because they don't do that.

/obese
 
2013-10-20 04:01:11 PM  
Note: despite the message above, I an not obese or even overweight.  The /obese thingie is a typo.
 
2013-10-20 05:03:30 PM  
Oktoberfest? Sausage?

fark that, give me some good old schweinhaxe:
www.destination-munich.com
 
2013-10-20 05:19:52 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Beerguy: Quantum Apostrophe: Beerguy: When I was stationed in Germany back in the 80's, I was on the beer, coffee and aspirin diet for about 3 weeks.

I had recently become single and I need to get back down to my "single" weight.

It worked.

Well, at your age you'll be a corpse soon on that diet. I guess that's one way to lose weight.

Reading comprehension isn't your strong suit, is it?

Neither is yours. Must be your age.


This exchange made me smile. /old
 
2013-10-20 05:20:51 PM  
At 250 I'm pretty big. That said, my inactive ass burns about 2700 calories a day. If I restricted myself to 2100, I'd lose well over a pound a week. For awhile. Over time that rate would slow as my resting metabolism decreases with my lowered weight. Eventually I'd have a resting metabolism of 2100, which is about right for a healthy weight of someone my height. In short, I should stop eating so much cheese.
 
2013-10-20 05:22:24 PM  
Mmmm..Fark fat thread with beer and sausage...
 
2013-10-20 05:56:11 PM  
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2013-10-20 07:44:27 PM  

Enigmamf: Amberwind: Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.

1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories. Have you consulted a physician?


Yup. It's appropriate for losing 1.5lbs per week, assuming no exercise. If I exercise, I'm allowed to eat more.
 
2013-10-20 07:52:04 PM  
Down at the Lido they welcome you with sausage and beer.
 
2013-10-20 07:55:41 PM  

Enigmamf: 1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories.


It's on the low side, but you really have to get down below 1000 before you need to start worrying. I dropped 25 lbs on a 1400 calorie regimen one year. Fun fact: it becomes a low-carb diet because you can't waste calories on bread when you need to make sure you get enough trace vitamins. And vegetables have fark-all for calories, as long as you don't drench them in butter or salad dressing.
 
2013-10-20 07:57:45 PM  

Amberwind: Enigmamf: Amberwind: Considering that my current diet consists of counting calories, I could totally get away with that. However, only 1300 calories per day of beer and sausage may leave me wanting to tear someone's arms off.

1300 seems like an extraordinarily unhealthy low number of calories. Have you consulted a physician?

Yup. It's appropriate for losing 1.5lbs per week, assuming no exercise. If I exercise, I'm allowed to eat more.


Seems a bit low for me at a solid 220, 6'.
 
2013-10-20 08:49:26 PM  

Quantum Apostrophe: How about kimchi and Korean pancakes?


I just made kimchi yesterday.  I think it's going to suck, though.  First try.
 
2013-10-21 01:13:56 AM  
UP TO 6 beers a day?
Weakling.
 
2013-10-21 10:11:20 AM  

aerojockey: ReapTheChaos: That being said, 2000 calories a day is the recommended amount for a normally active person, obviously that would vary from person to person based on several factors, but in general you would need to eat less than 2000 a day to lose weight.

Nope, that's not how it works.

There's nothing magical about the number 2000: it is simply the number of calories a typical healthy-weight person person burns in a day.  Weight loss occurs when you eat fewer calories than you burn (whatever that number is).

Typical obese people burn more calories in a day than typical healthy people, because even fat tissue burns calories.  A very obese persion might burn 3000 in a day, for instance.  If that person started eating 2000 per day, they would lose weight, and fast.  The reason most obese people are obese is because they don't do that.

/obese


This is vastly oversimplified to the point of being completely wrong. What, when and how much you eat, in addition to what type of physical activity you engage in and when, are all much more important than just "burning more calories than you eat."
 
2013-10-21 10:16:45 AM  
Leon Deak approves
Scalzi snickers...
 
2013-10-21 11:10:26 AM  

jxb465: This is vastly oversimplified to the point of being completely wrong. What, when and how much you eat, in addition to what type of physical activity you engage in and when, are all much more important than just "burning more calories than you eat."


All of the things you mention are probably good things to keep in mind when planning your health and nutrition, and certainly better than just keeping a balance sheet of calories.  (For example, you might lose weight by eating 2000 calories of sausage a day but it doesn't mean it's a good idea.)

However, the scientific evidence is very strong that, in the end, everything comes down to calories eaten versus calories burnt.

What you eat and when you eat is important because of how it affects your calorie intake.  Even things like a ketogenic diet which (in theory) let you eat non-carb foods to satiation and lose weight are claiming that it's because it forces the body to use less efficient metabolic pathways (i.e., the body is burning more calories).
 
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