T-Factor Diet

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Airportchick

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Posted: 15 Sep 2010, 13:23
I did the T-Factor Diet in the 1990's and it worked - so much so that I was told by a doctor to stop losing weight even though I wasn't trying anymore. I just dug the book back up and am going to start again. I would love to have a partner or two.
pinebeltgirl

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Posted: 15 Sep 2010, 14:29
what is the t-factor diet?
Airportchick

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Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 08:28
The bottom line of the diet is only putting foods in your mouth that are under 30% fat. Your body can not store fat if it does not have extra fat. The book was written by the Director of Weight Management - Vanderbilt University and it goes into the science behind the theory. It makes sense.
Natural.Lift...

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Posted: 20 Sep 2010, 17:47
Airportchick wrote:
Your body can not store fat if it does not have extra fat.

What a load of bunk. Pretty sure excess carbohydrates get stored as the good old adipose tissue, lol.
Airportchick

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 14:16
May be bunk, but it worked for me. Yes, your body stores carbs and protein, etc. but it likes to store fat first.
Foodlady

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 14:28
Un burned fat turns into fat, un burned sugar turns into fat, un burned carbs turn into sugar that turns into fat. It's all about body chemistry, and finding out what works best for you Smile
SW: 184 Lbs.
CW: 148 Lbs.
GW: 114 Lbs
Airportchick

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 14:36
Exactly.

The body likes to burn carbs and protein before it burns fat. So, if I eat less fat, the body will store less fat. It may still store carbs and proteins, yes, I agree.

And usually, foods with less than 30% fat are generally better for you. As long as you check the sugar. Wink
rjenkins27

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 14:38
The only reason low fat food may help in losing weight is that fat has a lot of calories.

Energy intake that exceeds expenditure gets stored as fat regardless of the source of energy.

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Airportchick

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 14:41
WOW - I found something that worked. Wanted to share. Good luck to everyone!
Johanne

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 15:16
Go for it Airportchick. When something works for you and isn't unhealthy, and this sounds healthy, that's what you need to do. It's obviously working with a 6 pound loss. I eat extremely high, unrefined carbs and that is working for me. Like you, however, I am trying to keep my fats under 30%. I HAVE to restrict protein because I'm on the verge of kidney failure. Sounds like you're on the right track to me.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -- Swedish Proverb

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Airportchick

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 15:28
Johanne - Your numbers look great!

Yeah, I'll keep doing with what I am doing. Maybe I'm just sensitive today but I expected this site to be a form of support...

nicole2222

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 15:32
Foodlady wrote:
Un burned fat turns into fat, un burned sugar turns into fat, un burned carbs turn into sugar that turns into fat. It's all about body chemistry, and finding out what works best for you Smile


I love this, you hit it right on the head Smile
ctlss

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 15:37
If this is what works for you, then by all means do it! Every single person is different and the way we respond to foods is different. I am extremely carb intolerant! I simply don't process them like others do, and if I eat a low fat diet, I don't lose and ave been know to gain. My sister on the other hand is just the opposite. She cannot lose on a low carb diet. We have learned to respect each others differences, support eah other fully, and understand that what works for one doesn't work for the other. What difference does it make how you lose as long as it is healthy, you are exercising, and your blood work looks good? Good luck to you! I hope you have much success! Very Happy
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Airportchick

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 15:43
ctlss wrote:
We have learned to respect each others differences, support eah other fully, and understand that what works for one doesn't work for the other.


+1
ctlss

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 16:03
Very Happy
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
~Marcel Proust~

The hippopatamus is a vegetarian and looks like a wall. Lions who eat only red meat are sleek and slim. Could it be that human nutritionists are on the wrong track?
~Erma Bombeck~

"Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn't arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I'm going to be happy in it. "
~Groucho Marx~


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Runesinger

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 18:05
I think it depends on the person. I have a friend that this sort of diet works for her, and she loses weight well on a low fat diet. however, I find if I eat too many carbs, I puff up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. My current weight loss program is low(ish) carb and includes a good bit of fat, but I am losing at a good rate.

Bottom Line: There is no diet that works for everyone - except the don't-eat-so-darn-much diet.
Johanne

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Posted: 22 Sep 2010, 18:39
I wonder if our response to different foods is in the DNA? Some of our early ancestors lived in cold areas where planting crops might not have been very productive, with a short growing season, therefore, animal products comprised a great part of their diets. Others of our ancestors lived in warm climates with less pasturage, so animals were dear and not necessarily used for meat very often. They would have relied more on grains and crops, etc. One type of diet definitely does NOT fit all. The trick is finding the healthy one that suits you, restricting calories (whatever type you choose) to a healthy amount and moving your body. I am so large and elderly that I find that last one difficult, but for me, even a little movement is better than none and I'm building up my tolerance, slowly. One thing I have learned on here is that we all need support and love, not wrangling over which route to take to get to our goals. Love you all.

Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours. -- Swedish Proverb

Hara Hachi Bu! The problem is, when do you know you are? LOL!

Calories are the little buggers that get into your wardrobe at night and sew your clothes tighter.
Airportchick

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Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 07:00
Johanne - what you are doing seems to be working!
rjenkins27

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Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:04
Airportchick wrote:
WOW - I found something that worked. Wanted to share. Good luck to everyone!


I apologize if my post came across as negative. I should never post when I'm in a hurry because it comes across as very terse.

I agree with everyone else - if it works and could be considered healthy based on current nutritional knowledge, then by all means it is a winning plan.

The only thing I wanted to point out is that there is quite a bit of scientific knowledge that has come out since the author wrote his book concerning how the body stores and burns fat.

Eating a high percentage of fat doesn't necessarily mean additional fat will be stored by the body. Conversely, a low fat diet doesn't mean that fat will not be stored. There are many other variables to consider.

Keep up the great work!
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Airportchick

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Posted: 23 Sep 2010, 10:15
Thanks!

New research comes out all the time. The book was updated in the early 2000's again.

Just like others, I have to watch certain things in my diet because of health issues. I must maintain a consistent level of vitamin K in my diet so this plan has worked for me.

And in the end, as long as we lose weight in a healthy way, the journey can be different.




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