Start Weight:(06 Feb 11) 154.7 lb
Current Weight:(02 Jul 15) 148.8 lb
Goal Weight:155.0 lb
following: billtech66's own diet
performance: gaining 0.4 lb a week

Please don't pass me off as "just one of those people who don't get fat." It's from constant attention.
I've studied cooking, diet, nutrition, herbs, exercise, weight training, for over 50 years.

I've been very good at fixing automobiles, naturally gifted for diagnostics, being intuitive, right brain dominant type, able to easily visualize shapes and forms in my head. A latent artist, with terrible handwriting. Always got 100% in mechanical aptitude tests. Resulting in Working on vehicles for over 50 years.

People, Nature, Psychology, Astrology & metaphysics have been my lifelong studies as well.
I tend to do everything thoroughly. :)

FatSecret member since: 13 Feb 11

billtech66's Weight History

billtech66's Latest Member Challenges

  A No Chocolate Holiday
status: Completed
ended: 21 Nov 11
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billtech66's Cookbook

cals: 96kcal | fat: 4.00g | carbs: 12.55g | prot: 2.74g
Roasted Garlic Chickpeas
These treats really fill the craving of munching mindlessly.
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billtech66's Latest Posts

Skipping breakfast? Binging?
Wow! for me it's exactly the other way around> If I skip breakfast I'm guaranteed to binge later. Or taking a LOT of will power NOT to binge.
When I do eat a large breakfast I think it helps me to have lots of healthy nutrients in it, including lots of calories, then along with a good heathy lunch, my system gets used to have food being in process and available, being digested all day, and consequently NO cravings for anything in the afternoon or evening. Skipping breakfast puts me into Famine mode. My body metabolism slows down, conserving energy, storing fat for the unknown length of this famine it thinks I'm in. Long fasts every day? all night then half the morning? = famine.

Naturally, We all need to find what works for ourselves, for Us.
I just hate to see people struggling so much, since I believe extreme dieting and or long marathons of exercising just won't work in the long run. Short intense weight training works better. It needs to be FUN. Smile

I'd prefer to do things that I enjoy doing, like fun things that take energy to do.
Walking, short sprints, playing any games like volleyball, tennis, racquetball, swimming, all for fun not exercise, even golfing, hiking, biking, gardening and so on. there are so many things to do that are fun and healthy, where we won't feel like we are grinding away on and on and on. This is what works for me and it's why I'm still lean and fit at 71 years old.
Also, the easiest way to burn fat is to build muscles. Not with long marathons, but short weight lifting sessions.

And there are studies to show that the more muscle you have, the more calories you’ll burn after an intense (weight lifting?) workout [1].
When exercise ends, it takes time for everything to get back to normal. Depleted glucose and fat stores need to be refilled. Damaged muscle cells need to be repaired. All of this requires energy.
And the more rebuilding that has to be done, the more calories (mainly from fat) are being burned after your workout is over.
Or to put it another way, while the metabolic rate of resting muscle isn’t as high as previously thought, the metabolic rate of recovering muscle means that people with more muscle mass are going to burn more calories in the post-exercise period.

1. Smith, J., & McNaughton, L. (1993). The effects of intensity of exercise on excess post-exercise oxygen consumption and energy expenditure in moderately trained men and women. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 67, 420-425
posted 28 May 2015, 10:59
CRAVINGS: Discipline & self control? NO that's not it.
LoL ! Smile Smile Lucy I just laughed, love your 'drawn to dogs' quote. Smile
and you are all welcome.
pass on the message: BREAK FAST! (is SOO important)
posted 06 Apr 2015, 12:38
CRAVINGS: Discipline & self control? NO that's not it.
We hear so much: QUOTE: "people say it's all about self control and discipline...
&: ..and exercise: we are told it's a good hurt. NO.." END QUOTE.
They are wrong.
It is NOT about self control and discipline!
We are bombarded with stress, tempted with unhealthy fattening foods, EVERYWHERE.!
WE DON'T HAVE TIME required to take proper care of ourselves. (With long commutes, and/or too many things to do).
It IS about taking charge, changing habits.
TAKING time for ourselves. EATING A HUGE BREAKFAST! (We may think that's counterproductive? but it is KICKSTARTING our metabolism, denying we are in a famine, giving us the fuel we need for the rest of the day, so we don't go into CRAVINGS. and without a good huge breakfast WE WILL!)
I'm slim, and lean, with some fat. NOT because I'm NATURALLY SKINNY. ANYONE CAN AND WILL GET FAT WITH THE CURRENT AVAILABLE DIET. (REMEMBER; when I was in grade school, 60 or more years ago, there was only ONE FAT KID IN THE ENTIRE SCHOOL.)
AND, about the GOOD HURT. yes it feels good to do a balanced reasonable workout. (I've been working out at clubs and at home gym for over 30 years.)
BUT I see SO MANY people at the clubs KILLING THEMSELVES, way OVERDOING IT, and getting no where, AFTER YEARS of doing this overkill.
Long workouts will burn fat, yes, but only if we are in the fat burning pulse zone!
Muscle burns fat all the time, while resting!
Working out builds some muscle, and muscle is denser than fat, so we look BETTER, even while we weigh more that we expected. Or LOST less than expected.
I NEVER shop for groceries when hungry. that's a habit.
& habit: I always eat a large breakfast, balanced with minerals, micro nutrients, protein, fats, carbs. (carbs are not the enemy, unless we start CRAVING THEM due to NOT feeding our body in the morning and Noon.!)
THAT IS THE SECRET! NO STRUGGLE, No INHUMAN discipline! Or super person marathon workouts!
Only loving ourselves enough to properly nourish & care for ourselves.
Getting enough sleep.
getting up early enough for a good large healthy breakfast.
Relaxing during the day.
Enjoying being alive, and all our blessings Smile
posted 06 Apr 2015, 11:54
Logging Daily Food
Rckc wrote:
Is there any way to manually add something to food diary that isn't in fatsecret data base?

I add food to the database all the time.
But sometimes it's not clear on how to do so.
I think they changed it recently.
got this from FAQ's menu, bottom of the page:

How do I add a food to the database?
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". You will then be able to add an item to the food database by completing all details for the food such as the brand, product and nutritional information. You can choose to share the food with other members and add it to any meal and use it over again.

checking today, I DON'T see "New Item" or add item, anywhere.
also, it seems to be easier to do from my Android phone.
posted 19 Mar 2015, 10:00
entering My Bio fails
Thanks Mummydee and JustineJones, good ideas.
I tried both, but made no difference,
Even one short sentence gets the same null result.
Oh well, but very strange.
every time I log in I check, and the same short bio I tried to enter comes up when I go to 'My Bio".
with the same "SAVE" & "CANCEL" buttons waiting.
posted 16 Mar 2015, 18:07
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