Joined May 2015
Weight History

Start Weight
283.0 lb
Lost so far: 44.0 lb

Current Weight
239.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
183.0 lb
Still to go: 56.0 lb
It is time for a new profile. As many of you know, I am a semi-retired engineer, a proud Scot, living just north of our capital, Edinburgh, in “the Kingdom” of Fife. I am married, with a son, a daughter, two step-daughters, two grandsons and two step-grandsons.
Since joining FS I have lost 74lbs, and hope to lose another 14lb, for a Renewal of Vows Ceremony in July. I started off by just eating my usual foods, but counting the calories and eating less than my RDI. This was successful, but I knew I was on a diet. After a recommendation from a lovely lady here, I read Gary Taubes book, “The Diet Delusion”, and this changed my way of thinking about diet. I have since read and researched a lot more and have now made a major change to my eating regime.
After reading Dr Jason Fung’s book, “The Obesity Code”, and watching a number of his lectures on YouTube, I am swung to the Insulin/Insulin Resistance theory. I am now eating enough calories to keep my weight the same, but have dropped added sugar from my diet (where I can), eating much more fibre, eating three meals a day with no snacking between meals, and taking an Apple Cider Vinegar tablets (one-a-day).
Along with the dietary change I have decided to try Intermittent Fasting. My plan is to fast every second day, but this may change with experience. I will also vary days if I need to eat for a planned event (like of “do” in July).
I started out weighing myself once a week, but then read an eBook, “The Hackers Diet” by John Walker and now weigh myself every morning (after my ablutions, and before dressing). I enter the data into Fitbit, but sync to, to remove the noise and calculate the trend, giving a far more accurate idea of how my weight is progressing.
Happy weight loss to you all.

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How much salt a day?
I have BP issues but never give salt a second thought. I don't go mad for it, but I certainly don't try to keep it out of my food stuffs.
posted 25 Apr 2016, 07:43
Personal (not-for-profit) Blog Research
Me too.
posted 21 Apr 2016, 04:54
Looking for buddies who are doing or trying low carb diey
"Good Calories, Bad Calories" (sold here in the UK as "The Diet Delusion", which I read first) is the full version. "Why We Get Fat: And What To Do About It" is a "Lite" version, aimed at the general populace. Both contain the same basic info, just the second is a lot easier to read.
posted 15 Apr 2016, 04:45
RDI Help
At the bottom of your food diary page there is a link "Set your recommended daily intake". Calculate your RDI. In the box "Save your RDI" type the value you want to use and save.
posted 14 Apr 2016, 15:25
grams of sugar
Sugar is a Carbohydrate. 1 gm sugar IS 1 gm of Carbohydrate. You want to avoid sugar all together and get what Carbs you do consume from healthy foodstuffs. You can eat 10 gms of Macadamia nuts and only consume 1.4 gms of Carbohydrate.
posted 12 Apr 2016, 15:05
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Valentine's Day meal and wine. And we're doing it again on Sunday!
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09 February 2018

My wife is trying to lose weight too, so she has stopped bringing in buns and such!
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