jduke85

Start Weight:(15 Jan 12) 138.0 lb
Current Weight:(18 Dec 12) 132.0 lb
Goal Weight:125.0 lb
following: jduke85's own diet
performance: losing 1.8 lb a week

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‎"Americans are fat and sick because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." - n
eKatherine wrote:
The fact is we keep hearing messages that you can lose weight without being hungry and without working hard. It's understandable that people would believe them.


I will grant this idea some merit:

When the average person is bombarded with infomercials, internet ads, tv commercials, and magazine ads that say it's easy, it's no work at all, with this device/daily pill/super juice/magic shake/engineered equipment/etc "you TOO can LOSE weight! LOSE 57 lbs an hour!*" (*exaggeration) - of course very few succeed at losing weight, and of course, very few want to believe that it is, actually, work, but that it's a relatively simple process. The brain has been essentially brainwashed into believing that there is some secret trick or product that skinny/fit people aren't telling them about.

The reality is? Sometimes, you're (general you) going to be hungry. Sometimes, you're going to not want to go train. But all of this talk of basically defying the laws of physics because of "mystery elements!!eleventy!" is almost disordered thinking.

The law of thermodynamics is simple: energy out must be greater than energy in. It's a very easy equation that equals weight loss.

The reality is, according to numerous studies, most people overestimate their caloric intake - some by a LOT. Most people overestimate their activity level. Most people follow what the treadmill says they've burned off, which is hardly ever correct.

I know it's beating a dead horse, but it's science. Calories in - Calories out. There is no magic food or secret tricks.
posted 20 Dec 2012, 13:01
‎"Americans are fat and sick because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." - n
I used to believe all carbs were evil, too. Until I realized that during some very financially poor times of my life, I literally lived on almost all carbs for years, and gained not a single lb. Held steady at 135 lbs at 5'7.

While I'm trying to get down to a leaner shape now, I do cut my carbs a bit - but not because carbs are evil. Because it forces me to eat better food to maintain my energy levels, make sure my hair doesn't fall out, and not eating as much of them means I don't feel constantly hungry, because I've filled my plate with more meat and veggies than potatoes. It also forces me to buy and consume vegetables that I typically wouldn't, and has expanded my palate to include a lot more meals and foods that I thought I wouldn't like.

I still eat a decent amount of carbs. I love nothing more than turkey on a good pumpernickel bread. Oats and brown rice are frequent guests on my plate. Whole wheat pasta is delish. I'm still losing fat at an acceptable rate, I'm not constantly in "no-carb headfog", and I'm keeping most of my hair. All bonuses, in my eyes.

Boiling it down to "Carbs = FAT" does a disservice to most people trying to lead a healthy, balanced lifestyle. I rather enjoy not obsessing with fanatical passion over every single thing I eat and whether it has the dreaded carb in it, like I (and many other people) have mistakenly done before in our lives.
posted 18 Dec 2012, 00:41
hunger makes me fail in dieting
What are your protein and fat intakes like?

I'm with Hoser - if you're hungry all the time, you're doing something wrong. I have a hard time cramming enough calories down my throat when I'm eating right, because healthy food and the right macros (fat/protein/carbs) fill you up and keep you full longer.

Try a protein shake in the morning, it should help keep you from feeling ravenous all day.
posted 10 Dec 2012, 20:23
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Bam. Appetite is officially back, once the stress levels evened out. Future reference: Lentil loaf was REALLY good, but I might pulse the lentils in ...
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