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I cannot lose weight and am completely frustrated.
this post is relevent as well: We need food during the day. Not at night. Lets switch to worry about GETTING ENOUGH FOOD at BREAKFAST & before 2pm INSTEAD of worry about getting too much?? When we don't eat a big breakfast, we train our body to think we are in a famine. It gets very very good at RETAINING fat, for survival. When we eat a big huge breakfast, it fuels us until our big healthy lunch. Then for dinner we don't need to OR WANT TO gorge, or to crave cookies, cake, steak & potato, snacks before bed. We burn fat when we sleep. But if we eat a huge dinner or snacks before bed, our body spends a lot of time storing fat while we sleep. Since sleeping we don’t need a ton of food (a full belly). We need that DURING the day while we work. Exercising before the huge breakfast is the best time to burn fat, since we are already in burning fat mode. So as little as 10 to 15 min light to medium exercise is equal to 25 to 30 min later in the day. We don’t need to kill ourselves with aerobics to lose or maintain weight. ANYBODY can easily get fat with todays common diet and stressful lifestyle, but at 70 years old I'm still lean and healthy. How about how corporations have done this to us? Corporations produce the same basic poor quality foods, processed foods, Loaded with salt and fat, cakes and cookies with very little nutritional value (white flour, main ingredients SUGAR & FAT, then some spices or blueberries or chocolate to tempt us. And everything including cosmetics filled with supertoxins, which overload the liver with false estrogenetic chemicals ) https://www.google.com/#q=supe... Yes, and it's also due to us having so little time (commuting, working, rushing around doing things that need doing) that we don't have time to eat a good breakfast, leisurely to properly digest our healthy food choices. But, we are smarter than that. We can make those choices.! :|
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
I cannot lose weight and am completely frustrated.
Good responses; Aereobics: yes someone posted a good article here a few weeks back about that. A woman marathon runner found she got fat by running. Saying she found out that since running burns fat, using the slow twitch muscles, then our body STORES up fat since it's mainly what's needed! She switched to interval training and using fast twitch muscle groups, got lean and slim again.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
How corporations are producing so much unhealthy choices.
You're welcome & Thanks for your good comments northernmusi...; and yes I guess it is intermittent Fasting. Breakfast literally means Break Fast. :) then to eat a good meal or 2 WHILE we need it. then fasting again. But, the nice thing is, fasting after lunch does NOT feel any more like fasting than sleeping does. I'm rarely hungry in the evening, and only eat a snack between 2pm and 7pm, nothing after that. No cravings, no tendency to wander to the refrig or cookie jar... :) Aereobics: yes someone posted a good article here a few weeks back about that. A woman marathon runner found she got fat by running. Saying she found out that since running burns fat, using the slow twitch muscles, then our body STORES up fat since it's mainly what's needed! She switched to interval training and using fast twitch muscle groups, got lean and slim again. Thanks for your support and happy others are helping us understand simple ways to get and stay healthy.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
How corporations are producing so much unhealthy choices.
We need food during the day. Not at night. Lets switch to worry about GETTING ENOUGH FOOD at BREAKFAST & before 2pm INSTEAD of worry about getting too much?? When we don't eat a big breakfast, we train our body to think we are in a famine. It gets very very good at RETAINING fat, for survival. When we eat a big huge breakfast, it fuels us until our big healthy lunch. Then for dinner we don't need to OR WANT TO gorge, or to crave cookies, cake, steak & potato, snacks before bed. We burn fat when we sleep. But if we eat a huge dinner or snacks before bed, our body spends a lot of time storing fat while we sleep. Since sleeping we don’t need a ton of food (a full belly). We need that DURING the day while we work. Exercising before the huge breakfast is the best time to burn fat, since we are already in burning fat mode. So as little as 10 to 15 min light to medium exercise is equal to 25 to 30 min later in the day. We don’t need to kill ourselves with aerobics to lose or maintain weight. ANYBODY can easily get fat with todays common diet and stressful lifestyle, but at 70 years old I'm still lean and healthy. How about how corporations have done this to us? Corporations produce the same basic poor quality foods, processed foods, Loaded with salt and fat, cakes and cookies with very little nutritional value (white flour, main ingredients SUGAR & FAT, then some spices or blueberries or chocolate to tempt us. And everything including cosmetics filled with supertoxins, which overload the liver with false estrogenetic chemicals ) https://www.google.com/#q=supe... Yes, and it's also due to us having so little time (commuting, working, rushing around doing things that need doing) that we don't have time to eat a good breakfast, leisurely to properly digest our healthy food choices. But, we are smarter than that. We can make those choices.! :)
by billtech66 (submitted 2 months ago)
So much exercise, so little pounds lost?
All good answers posted here. ! :) 1. not enough calories eaten. 2. that wt. loss is very good, can't do it fast like so many adverts try to say. 3. You may be OVERDOING IT, BUT you are doing fantastic! and I'd add: just change some habits. Here's what I do: I never try to lose weight. I just eat and live like this. 1. Weigh every morning nude. This is how I determine how many calories I need every day. (There will be a variation of up to 2 Lb. day to day, depending on fluid retention, etc. as you know, one glass of water is a half pound.) 2. Count ALL calories. Using Fatsecret on mobil phone and web. 3. Most important: Eat Half my daily calories for Breakfast. Breakfast is not the time to Diet. We need good food right away so our bodies don't go into FAMINE MODE, where it needs to gorge to survive. (If we have not gotten adequate calories by mid day, our bodies think it's a famine and craves food all evening, even when our stomach is full. 4. Eat a big Lunch. 5 Eat a snack for dinner, and no later than 3 hours before bed time. 6. Make sure I get 35g or more of fiber every day. 7. Add a gram or two of dried Kelp or other seaweed every day, for Minerals. (For many years I was getting leg cramps and very painful abdominal cramps randomly, but not since using seaweed.) 8. I read ingredients on anything I eat. 9. At the end of the day I am RARELY HUNGRY. THIS IS NOT DIFFICULT, NOT A BATTLE. it's just changing habits.
by billtech66 (submitted 10 months ago)
Fat Fast - buddies
Hey, some here may think you don't have a thing to lose. :) But I'm with you on keeping up and on top of it. here's my technique: First, Losing weight is NOT a battle (Does NOT have to be). This is what I do: It is actually very easy. I never try to lose weight. I just eat and live like this. 1. Weigh every morning nude. This is how I determine how many calories I need every day. (There will be a variation of up to 2 Lb. day to day, depending on fluid retention, etc. as you know, one glass of water is a half pound.) 2. Count ALL calories. Using Fatsecret on mobil phone and web. 3. Most important: Eat Half my daily calories for Breakfast. Breakfast is not the time to Diet. We need good food right away so our bodies don't go into FAMINE MODE, where it needs to gorge to survive. (If we have not gotten adequate calories by mid day, our bodies think it's a famine and craves food all evening, even when our stomach is full. 4. Eat a big Lunch. 5 Eat a snack for dinner, and no later than 3 hours before bed time. 6. Make sure I get 35g or more of fiber every day. 7. Add a gram or two of dried Kelp or other seaweed every day, for Minerals. (For many years I was getting leg cramps and very painful abdominal cramps randomly, but not since using seaweed.) 8. I read ingredients on anything I eat. 9. At the end of the day I am RARELY HUNGRY. THIS IS NOT DIFFICULT, NOT A BATTLE. it's just changing habits.
by billtech66 (submitted 10 months ago)
Losing weight is NOT a battle (Does NOT have to be).
This is what I do: It is actually very easy. I never try to lose weight. I just eat and live like this. 1. Weigh every morning nude. This is how I determine how many calories I need every day. (There will be a variation of up to 2 Lb. day to day, depending on fluid retention, etc. as you know, one glass of water is a half pound.) 2. Count ALL calories. Using Fatsecret on mobil phone and web. 3. Most important: Eat Half my daily calories for Breakfast. Breakfast is not the time to Diet. :) We need good food right away so our bodies don't go into FAMINE MODE, where it needs to gorge to survive. (If we have not gotten adequate calories by mid day, our bodies think it's a famine and craves food all evening, even when our stomach is full. 4. Eat a big Lunch. 5 Eat a snack for dinner, and no later than 3 hours before bed time. 6. Make sure I get 35g or more of fiber every day. 7. Add a gram or two of dried Kelp or other seaweed every day, for Minerals. (For many years I was getting leg cramps and very painful abdominal cramps randomly, but not since using seaweed.) 8. I read ingredients on anything I eat. 9. At the end of the day I am RARELY HUNGRY. THIS IS NOT DIFFICULT, NOT A BATTLE. it's just changing habits.
by billtech66 (submitted a year ago)
RE: Dr. Andrew Jones M.D. advertisements on this site...
I followed up on this ad: found: http://www.casewatch.org/board... where he has no facility as advertised, has not practiced medicine since 2006, and is the president of the company he recommends in the ad. This advertisement is bogus, and needs to be removed.
by billtech66 (submitted a year ago)
DON'T DO CARDIO - Must Read!
LoL ! :) :d :lol: :p ;) very good discussion, I enjoyed it, thanks all. :)
by billtech66 (submitted a year ago)
Confusion on calories burned
I think that everyone who posted here has made at least one good point. :) I'd like to add that I agree the Fatsecret calories burned are pretty high, and I rarely think they agree with calories I actually burn in exercises I do. But there are other factors involved. We also burn calories to maintain body temperature. 1. the more muscle mass you have, the more calories you burn just laying down. So, having a database showing actual calories burned for everyone is impossible. also; 2. When we sleep we burn mainly fat. 3. When we exercise aerobically we start with burning sugar/glycogen/carbohydrates then when the initial storage of carbs is mostly burn off, we will start burning fat, and I think having some carbs left helps to burn the fat. 4. when we do heavy weight lifting we are burning carbs. so, like some of you, I mainly only use this database to track calories in the food.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 years ago)
RE: losing 2 pounds per week. :)
doing the math; one pound is 3500 calories, right? then Two pounds is 7000 calories. Losing 2 Lb. per week would then involve dropping 1000 calories per DAY, LESS than we NEED. Not less than we usually eat. or, BURNING 1000 calories more per day than we need. or combination of both, like eating 500 calories less than we need and burning 500 more calories than we usually do, per day. After we burn 500 calories in exercise we need to eat. hehe. but more importantly we need Mainly WATER, and some electrolytes. Celery* stalks or an orange is best in my opinion. and NOT some health drinks promoted for just that, which are high calorie drinks. Dehydration shows up as weight loss, but we are supposed to be 80% water. AND we can actually DIE from electrolyte** loss from excessive exercise. ! *QUOTE from http://celerynutritions.com/ar... "Since celery has a high content of sodium, it is advisable to take it when a person wants to replace electrolytes in the body. It has also proven to be better than all the other electrolyte replacement drinks like Gatorade." END QUOTE. I found out what my daily requirements of calories is by tracking how many calories I eat, and checking my weight every morning. For me, depending on how active I am, I need 2000 to 2300 calories a day. also I check http://www.freedieting.com/too... trying all options including advanced options of Katch-McCardle method since I know my body fat percentage (or pretty close.) ** Andrea Smeltzer died in her sleep at the age of 19 due to an electrolyte imbalance that was caused by her bulimia, which caused her heart to stop beating. ** Officials with the coroner's office said 17-year-old Patrick Allen died from complications of an electrolyte imbalance including hyponatremia, due to excess liquid ingestion. While Allen was consuming water, officials said he was sweating all of his sodium or salt out of his body and not replenishing that sodium -- which they said is needed by the body's organs in order to run, ABC23 reported. ABC23 spoke to an area pediatrician who said a good way to replenish sodium lost in the body is to consume sports drinks or to take salt tablets -- especially for those working out for more than two or three hours and those sweating a lot in high temperatures. However, for those working out for less than an hour or two and in more moderate temperatures, doctors said sports drinks can actually be unhealthy. END QUOTES.
by billtech66 (submitted 2 years ago)
inaccurate/limited portion sizes choices on iphone
I would like Fatsecret to fix this problem on the iphone. it's often limited to 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 portion sizes instead of tenths of an ounce or grams. I entered 4.6 oz of lemon pudding and it shows up as 4 4/8 oz. perhaps because it's linked to the same program on the iphone. please fix the iphone program. this is not acceptable.
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
every morning when I get up.
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
can't find 'my food diary' or 'my favorite meals',
For some reason, on my computer, which I can't understand, when I hover over MyFatSecret with the mouse, MY FOOD DIARY is just not there. or no where else in all the pages I searched. [b][u]I would prefer to have an option to add a food or recipe in the MENU BAR at all times, on every page. [/u][/b] I was able to find where to add foods or recipe with the suggestions made, however, it is a round about process. I just want to post this in the hope that the developers will see it and realize it's an unnecessary handicap to newcomers. Being difficult to add a food or recipe is another obstacle to maintaining our weight.
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
can't find 'my food diary' or 'my favorite meals',
just wanted to thank both kanan123 and clair_brodie for taking the time to answer my call for help. :) and that they were both so quick in responding! :0 thank you !
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
can't find 'my food diary' or 'my favorite meals',
ah, thanks Kanan, I will do that, but later, out of time now. much appreciated though. :)
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
can't find 'my food diary' or 'my favorite meals',
was going to add a new recipe, but I'm way out of time now. so, forget it.
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
can't find 'my food diary' or 'my favorite meals',
as a newcomer, it has been rather difficult to figure out how to do these basic things. add a new recipe, add a new food, and searching and searching help window directs me like this: "When you click "Add item" from your food diary, you can click on "New Item" or if you search for a food and can't find it in the database, you can click on "Add this item to the food database"." but I can not find 'my food diary' anywhere on any of the screens. so can't find 'New Item". I have done it by finding a food and changing that. (sometimes to something completely different.) and for adding a new recipe, I'm looking for 20 minutes now and NOT finding any path to do that, including getting the same confusing directions like above. WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO ADD THINGS? I use a Mac, thought it was due to that, but no better luck when searching with my PC.
by billtech66 (submitted 3 years ago)
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