Eat less, and move more.

2 PAGES
1 | 2
previous topic · next topic
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 1,076

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 12:05
Thank you Nimm for another good answer. The time you take to respond informatively to my posts and questions is greatly appreciated. I'm really very interested in how this all really works, esp as I continue to figure out what my own body may be doing that doesn't follow the cliched generalities for reaching and maintaining a healthy weight. On a side note I actually laughed (good naturedly) at one of my (much lighter) buddies here last night when noting I currently use more energy/cals a day sleeping than she did exercising an hour Smile Ahh, we have to find the silver lining now and then, don't we?


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.
mikefarinha

Joined: Jun 11
Posts: 443

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 14:56
Nimm wrote:

And the short, simple answer is that regardless of activity level, energy needs will increase along with body mass, so that an energy surplus on day 1 might not be an energy surplus on day 1000 with the same diet, even if activity level decreases.


Agreed.

I just read the question as 'What is it that compels me to eat exactly x number of calories to always go back up to the exact same weight?'

It's a good question and one I find fascinating. I don't think there is one single answer to it.

-Mike
"Eat as if your life depends on it!"
FullaBella

Joined: Oct 12
Posts: 1,076

      quote  
Posted: 21 Jan 2013, 21:01
Thank you too Mike. The information you gave on setpoints intrigued me too - esp when I read journal after journal of members who've been w/in 10lbs of achieving their goal for years.... discouraging.


I'm not losing WEIGHT. I'm converting FAT to MUSCLE to be healthier.



Forum Search
Advanced forum search



Latest Posts

Blood pressure continues to drop
Awesome NSV. Congrats on your progress.
by TheSatinPumpkin on 20 Sep 14 12:55 PM
High carb- Low protein and HUNGRY all the time???
You can, simply do your research, combine your plant proteins. Most sources I've checked over the years say women need at least around 46grams a day, men around 56. Livestrong has a formula for ca ...
by wholefoodnut on 20 Sep 14 04:41 AM
Fed Up (2014) Documentary
nb girl wrote: 7Priest7, did you actually see the movie? Yes nb girl wrote: The movie showed a 6 month old baby who is obese, you could argue the mother is overfeeding the baby, but as the obstetrician ...
by 7Priest7 on 19 Sep 14 09:45 PM
Health sidekick
Yup looked into it too and it doesn't follow the golden rule of KISS (keep it simple stupid) It was confusing, plus the food data base was weird. MFS is global and they have done a great job of ...
by AKRSAR on 19 Sep 14 06:39 PM
Eliminating Sugar - Where do you draw the line?
Ruhu wrote: I know not all agree that eliminating sugar is the way to go for us self-proclaimed sugar addicts, but it truly works best for me. I've found time & time again that for me, one bite ...
by rolandbaranek on 19 Sep 14 12:57 PM