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1644 clicks; posted to Geek » on 27 Jan 2014 at 11:37 AM (39 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-01-27 11:19:35 AM  
HEY!! Crying burns calories!

You just have to eat really slowly.
 
2014-01-27 11:39:38 AM  
Had 2 awesome yeasty fresh donuts yesterday so STFU!
 
2014-01-27 11:42:50 AM  
He's not qualified to speak of the Pompatus of Love.
 
2014-01-27 11:43:16 AM  
Yup, I knew the UK would never spell doughnut that way, subby.  It's an abomination due to the chemically laden crapfest of Dunkin'.  (Loved them back when they were real food though.)

Since when is Elton John a diet guru / hypnotist scam artist (redundant)?
 
2014-01-27 11:43:26 AM  
"doughnut"

GET IT RIGHT
 
2014-01-27 11:45:05 AM  
Ten second, mah man.  :)
 
2014-01-27 11:46:55 AM  

Far Cough: Ten second, mah man.  :)


Great minds..
 
2014-01-27 12:15:43 PM  

Keyser_Soze_Death: He's not qualified to speak of the Pompatus of Love.


What a joker.
 
2014-01-27 12:28:55 PM  
Crying into the donut won't make my genetics any worse either though.
 
2014-01-27 12:38:02 PM  

serial_crusher: Crying into the donut won't make my genetics any worse either though.


Considering the actual incidence rates of genetic disorders that make someone fat versus the number of people who claim to have one, there's a 99.9% chance that anybody who uses that excuse is lying.

It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.
 
2014-01-27 12:38:02 PM  
Someone tell my wife that complaining about being fat doesn't burn calories.
 
2014-01-27 12:38:52 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: HEY!! Crying burns calories!
You just have to eat really slowly.


It's just water weight. As soon as you stop crying, you'll balloon back up. BALLOON
 
2014-01-27 12:54:33 PM  
TFA: His weight-loss clients have lost 2st in as many months..."

What?
 
2014-01-27 12:56:24 PM  

cryinoutloud: It's just water weight. As soon as you stop crying, you'll balloon back up. BALLOON


Well if you're crying out loud you're probably engaging your abs too!
 
2014-01-27 12:58:16 PM  

cptjeff: serial_crusher: Crying into the donut won't make my genetics any worse either though.

Considering the actual incidence rates of genetic disorders that make someone fat versus the number of people who claim to have one, there's a 99.9% chance that anybody who uses that excuse is lying.

It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.


Yeah, people 'round here get very touchy when you point that out, and start calling you names.  ('Cuz they're stupid.  And fat, one would assume.)

quizzical: TFA: His weight-loss clients have lost 2st in as many months..."

What?


Stone.  The British are still weird.  They use a practically useless measure of personal weight that seems to equal something like 20 or 30 pounds, so fat British ladies can say they only gained 1 stone this week, or something like that.  I guess.  They're weird, what can I tell you.
 
2014-01-27 01:01:35 PM  

Far Cough: quizzical: TFA: His weight-loss clients have lost 2st in as many months..."

What?

Stone.  The British are still weird.  They use a practically useless measure of personal weight that seems to equal something like 20 or 30 pounds, so fat British ladies can say they only gained 1 stone this week, or something like that.  I guess.  They're weird, what can I tell you.


14 pounds, per the googles. The brits are strange.
 
2014-01-27 01:06:13 PM  
Dammit. Now I want a f♥cking donut. Thanks a lot.
 
2014-01-27 01:14:35 PM  
Private Pyle, are you allowed to have Jelly donuts?
 
2014-01-27 01:14:39 PM  
Cramming pizza into your crotch ain't going to do it either.

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2014-01-27 01:25:17 PM  

cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.


To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.
 
2014-01-27 01:28:37 PM  

ShawnDoc: cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.

To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.


Arguably, but it's got remarkably little to do with it.  Amount shoveled in factors WEIGH more heavily than whether you picked up boxes and hit the treadmill.
 
2014-01-27 01:31:37 PM  

cptjeff: serial_crusher: Crying into the donut won't make my genetics any worse either though.

Considering the actual incidence rates of genetic disorders that make someone fat versus the number of people who claim to have one, there's a 99.9% chance that anybody who uses that excuse is lying.

It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.


This.

I see some of the people at my gym in the kind of shape I want to be in. At first, it was depressing comparing myself and thinking I'd never get there. Really, though, I should see it at something to strive for rather than give up out of petty jealousy and disappointment in myself.

/sounds fat
//maybe 20 or so lbs to go
///slashies
 
2014-01-27 01:32:25 PM  

Far Cough: ShawnDoc: cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.

To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.

Arguably, but it's got remarkably little to do with it.  Amount shoveled in factors WEIGH more heavily than whether you picked up boxes and hit the treadmill.


And muscle weighs more than fat, so your actual measurements are a more accurate gauge of your progress.
 
2014-01-27 01:36:28 PM  

ShawnDoc: cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.

To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.


That's a nice little excuse, but study after study has shown that diet has a FAR greater impact than exercise on weight for most people.

I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.

Here's the problem. Fat people often think they're eating normal portions and well balanced meals, but when they're asked to take photos and the people doing these studies independently analyze them, that doesn't exactly bear up. There is a substantial difference between what a fat person categorizes as normal and what a thin one does, and in order to solve the problem, you basically have to retrain somebody's entire worldview on what food is supposed to be. It's not a small problem, and I'll let you decide whether or not the pun was intended.
 
2014-01-27 01:41:28 PM  

pxlboy: Far Cough: ShawnDoc: cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.

To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.

Arguably, but it's got remarkably little to do with it.  Amount shoveled in factors WEIGH more heavily than whether you picked up boxes and hit the treadmill.

And muscle weighs more than fat, so your actual measurements are a more accurate gauge of your progress.


It's usually pretty easy to look at a person and determine whether their weight comes from muscle or fat.
Fat people make themselves feel better by pretending they've got some huge muscles underneath a thin layer of fat.
In reality, the kind of lifestyle that leads to high amounts of body fat also tends to discourage muscle growth. Sure, you're maybe a little stronger from the fact that you're carrying an extra 100lbs between the couch and the fridge, and possibly doing so more frequently, but that doesn't really have a big impact
 
2014-01-27 01:47:11 PM  

Far Cough: ShawnDoc: cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.

To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.

Arguably, but it's got remarkably little to do with it.  Amount shoveled in factors WEIGH more heavily than whether you picked up boxes and hit the treadmill.


Ok, I'll give you that.  I know plenty of obese people that gone some form of gastric bypass, didn't add exercise, and lost a shiat ton of weight.
 
2014-01-27 01:52:52 PM  
cptjeff:  diet has a FAR greater impact than exercise on weight for most people.


Learning this the hard way myself right now.  No problem exercising daily, but my brain just disappears when I eat.  Making the last 30 pounds to kill off particularly challenging.  I eat too extremely.  When I eat right, I'm eating excellently, and vice versa: when I indulge, I go WAY overboard.

TFA is definitely right - no amount of excuses will help you slim down - but don't listen to people who say, "Just eat right."  You don't have to be fat to understand an addiction.  That kind of physiological recalibration is damned tough.

/Good luck to fellow dieters

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2014-01-27 01:55:26 PM  

serial_crusher: pxlboy: Far Cough: ShawnDoc: cptjeff: It's not a gland issue. The issue is that you shove 2-3 times the amount of food that a normal person eats in a day in your face every meal.

To be fair, sitting 8 hours at work, 1 hour on the commute, and spending the rest of the night on the couch watching tv/playing on the laptop isn't exactly helping burning those extra calories either.

Arguably, but it's got remarkably little to do with it.  Amount shoveled in factors WEIGH more heavily than whether you picked up boxes and hit the treadmill.

And muscle weighs more than fat, so your actual measurements are a more accurate gauge of your progress.

It's usually pretty easy to look at a person and determine whether their weight comes from muscle or fat.
Fat people make themselves feel better by pretending they've got some huge muscles underneath a thin layer of fat.
In reality, the kind of lifestyle that leads to high amounts of body fat also tends to discourage muscle growth. Sure, you're maybe a little stronger from the fact that you're carrying an extra 100lbs between the couch and the fridge, and possibly doing so more frequently, but that doesn't really have a big impact


I've fallen off a little on the diet, but not entirely.I've been maintaining, so I guess it's not all bad. The gym is helping, but I need to get more strict on my intake.

I've already cut out sodas (save the occasional carb/sugar-free red bull), I drink my coffee black, there are veggies with every meal, the between meal snacks to keep the metabolism going are healthy, and my girlfriend cooks healthy meals from scratch.

Were it not for her cooking, I'd probably go back to the Bachelor Chow and back up to my old weight (215+ on a 5'7" frame).
 
2014-01-27 02:58:10 PM  

cptjeff: I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.


Not fat doesn't mean you are fit.

Unless you regularly work out (either though sports ro just working out) I really doubt you are fit. If you are young you may be carrying over some from yoru youth, but it won't last.
 
2014-01-27 03:04:30 PM  

liam76: cptjeff: I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.

Not fat doesn't mean you are fit.

Unless you regularly work out (either though sports ro just working out) I really doubt you are fit. If you are young you may be carrying over some from yoru youth, but it won't last.


Overstated I think.  A walk or two is more than enough, as long as you don't expect to be springy and athletic.  Plenty of old people out there who've never "worked out" a day in their lives.
 
2014-01-27 03:06:47 PM  

liam76: cptjeff: I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.

Not fat doesn't mean you are fit.

Unless you regularly work out (either though sports ro just working out) I really doubt you are fit. If you are young you may be carrying over some from yoru youth, but it won't last.


I play pickup hockey twice a week, so I do get real exercise. Just not as much of it as I should, or enough that it would really control my weight. Just enough to keep my heart and lungs ticking and keep what muscles I do have decently strong, and to help keep my metabolism going.
 
2014-01-27 03:16:30 PM  

Far Cough: liam76: cptjeff: I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.

Not fat doesn't mean you are fit.

Unless you regularly work out (either though sports ro just working out) I really doubt you are fit. If you are young you may be carrying over some from yoru youth, but it won't last.

Overstated I think.  A walk or two is more than enough, as long as you don't expect to be springy and athletic.  Plenty of old people out there who've never "worked out" a day in their lives.


The question was "fit", no make it to old age.

And the more research that is being done the better it looks for people who do work out, vice occasionally walk. Everyoen is going to lose the athletisism and springyness at some point, the peopel who only walk will lose it first.

In the study, conducted at the University of Alabama in Birmingham, 70 adults, ages 60-75, were randomly prescribed different weight-training protocols, of varying intensity levels, lasting 30 weeks. The ones who got the most benefits followed a program that involved 45-minute, high-intensity weight training sessions twice a week, along with one moderate-intensity weekly session of the same duration.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/business/retirementspecial/high-int e nsity-regimens-and-older-exercisers.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0
 
2014-01-27 04:57:25 PM  

cptjeff: liam76: cptjeff: I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.

Not fat doesn't mean you are fit.

Unless you regularly work out (either though sports ro just working out) I really doubt you are fit. If you are young you may be carrying over some from yoru youth, but it won't last.

I play pickup hockey twice a week, so I do get real exercise. Just not as much of it as I should, or enough that it would really control my weight. Just enough to keep my heart and lungs ticking and keep what muscles I do have decently strong, and to help keep my metabolism going.


Once you hit 35, you'll find that isn't enough any more, and the sitting around will catch up to you. Fast.
 
2014-01-27 05:19:24 PM  

gulogulo: cptjeff: liam76: cptjeff: I mean hell, you just described my lifestyle. I sit and watch glowing rectangles all day, every day. But I'm still pretty fit, because I eat real food (I even make it myself most days!) and in reasonable portions. I include plenty of butter and bacon fat as part of my cooking too- you don't exactly have to limit yourself to kale and lentils.

Not fat doesn't mean you are fit.

Unless you regularly work out (either though sports ro just working out) I really doubt you are fit. If you are young you may be carrying over some from yoru youth, but it won't last.

I play pickup hockey twice a week, so I do get real exercise. Just not as much of it as I should, or enough that it would really control my weight. Just enough to keep my heart and lungs ticking and keep what muscles I do have decently strong, and to help keep my metabolism going.

Once you hit 35, you'll find that isn't enough any more, and the sitting around will catch up to you. Fast.


It caught up to me by age 24. I have to keep it up or I'll pork up again.

/37
//not old
 
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