No diet - it's all about the thinking and then the doing

willstamper

Joined: Jun 20
Posts: 2

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Posted: 26 Aug 2020, 08:21
Will,

Track record:

2014 - 94 kg
2018 - 84 kg
2020 - 78 kg, BMI 25.3, height 1.75 m, waist - 32"

- Started with a book "Chimp Paradox"
- Then understanding what carbs are, then loads of dirty carb diet attempts
- then found a Low Carb book - less dirty carb cheats,
- then a fasting process and now some keto and one meal a day
- plenty of walking

Am 59, have a 3 year old kid - have to live forever!!

It's a long hard journey, but when you understand the science, the medicine and the nutrition facts - it makes you think.

So if you can:

- get your head organised
- accept repeated failure
- keep trying a routine of low carbs
- celebrate small wins
- keep ambition limited
- focus on the process
- think more of lifestyle
- not allow your environment to distract you

You can do it.

What do you think?

Will


Diablo360x

Joined: Jul 11
Posts: 1,523

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Posted: 26 Aug 2020, 08:43
Nah, eat the carbs count the calories, win. Low carb diets are frustrating for most and cause the journey to feel like a slog. Time slows to a crawl, you restrict then binge and get nowhere. There are a select few who can abstain from natural foods like fruit and grains but the majority cannot for the long term. CICO
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.
willstamper

Joined: Jun 20
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Posted: 26 Aug 2020, 09:14
So what would you say to someone, who wants to eat high nutrient and who can't be bothered to or who finds it difficult to keep track of the calories?

On my low carb, I don't want to eat that often if I eat meat, cheese, dairy etc, I feel full quick and it lasts me for hours. That's my metabolism, I guess.
Diablo360x

Joined: Jul 11
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Posted: 27 Aug 2020, 03:37
I'd say simple math is just that, simple math. If you can't count calories which takes literal minutes a day, then don't. If you want to choose an elimination diet, go for it. I hope you can stick to it for life because THAT is what is important.
Consume whatever foods you prefer, whenever you prefer to consume them, while ensuring nutrient sufficiency and meeting caloric goals.




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