Joined July 2011
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Start Weight
149.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
150.0 lb
Performance: losing 0.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
152.0 lb
Still to go: 2.0 lb
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Eddie255's Latest Member Challenges

  Continual Fitness
status: Completed
ended: 07 May 14
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  Low Net carb foods only 20-25
status: Completed
ended: 24 Aug 13
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Eddie255's Cookbook

cals: 150kcal | fat: 7.39g | carbs: 5.40g | prot: 7.88g
Garlic Basil Shrimp
A versatile shrimp dish using fresh basil and white wine with garlic.
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Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
Ingria wrote:
Eddie255 wrote:
This is just one of the reasons I made a lifestyle change onto the Paleo Diet (which is really a lifestyle and not a diet) last summer. I've never been happier with food.

The problem with "lifestyle" approach is that you can happily gain weight on Paleo, Atkins, gluten free, Vegetarian or whatever healthy life style you choose if you burn even as little as 50 calories per day less than you consume. Most people lose weight initially either because of novelty factor of a lifestyle diet that excludes certain food items or food groups or because they switched from really bad food choices. For some people that is enough to find the balance and stop gaining weight. For some it is not. All the extra weight that I am carrying and trying to lose was gained while eating healthy and in moderation and while being relatively physically active. Still for me that is not enough. Hence I am trying to combine both approaches. But glad that it worked for you.

Well, of course, but fats and protein are more satiating overall. What you named are lifestyles, you must cater them to your goals. No person is the same and there is no one size fits all plan. I chose Paleo as a lifestyle change, and I'm healthier. Paleo is merely choosing to eat a certain way. I, however, have a very high protein diet with a moderate to high amounts of fats, and carbs only from vegetables and fruits (in moderation). If I'm hungry, I eat, but I eat right. That's the difference.

The thing to take away from what I did, you don't need grains or beans (which I used to have as part of every one of my meals and I was still around 12% body fat then without working out) for carbs.
posted 11 Feb 2014, 15:57
Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
Kingstephen wrote:
I guess that is the inherent problem with any diet which is by definition 'different', its so hard to maintain it as a lifestyle, and lets face it as overweight people that's what we really need is a lifestyle, not a diet. reducing carbs in favour of protein makes an awful lot of sense to me, same as counting the calories, protein, fat and carbs in what we eat - getting the macros right and getting used to living that way hopefully teaches us how to live our lives for ever, not just while we are on a 'diet' than get back into the old habits that made us overweight in the first place. Smile

This is just one of the reasons I made a lifestyle change onto the Paleo Diet (which is really a lifestyle and not a diet) last summer. I've never been happier with food.
posted 11 Feb 2014, 08:50
Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
iamachristianjesusfreak wrote:
I actually do better with certain food mixes like eating 1/2 a cup of cottage cheese with a cup of diced veggies. Or my spring mix salad with chicken, walnuts, cheese and a drizzle of BBQ sauce. So between the protein and large array of veggies with some healthy fats is what is keeping me feeling full and keeping me slim.

That sounds like you're doing perfectly!
posted 10 Feb 2014, 22:03
Does "burning protein" cause a higher calorie burn than "burning carbs"?
From everything I've read, protein takes 30% of it's calories to burn, and that it does so through thermogenesis. I just spent about 30 minutes online trying to find a study of that though for proof, and I got nothin'.
posted 10 Feb 2014, 22:02
Atkins discrepancy and weight going back up
mummydee wrote:
Personally I never use the processed foods, It's a money making business and the longer you stay eating them, the more money they make.
When Atkins first started and had no products available, they claimed that even a piece of chewing gum could stall weight loss. So why now do they allow their products on induction or throughout their weight loss program? One answer $$$$$.

posted 10 Feb 2014, 19:04
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