Joined December 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
273.0 lb
Lost so far: 1.0 lb

Current Weight
272.0 lb
Performance: gaining 1.3 lb a week

Goal Weight
250.0 lb
Still to go: 22.0 lb
Well Cthulhu has had it with tracking weight and diet fads, no more, no how. I'm committed to a moderate approach that balances eating for health and eating for pleasure.

As a man one of the primary measurements of health is the measurement of your belly, so that's what I'm going to measure my progress by. The other thing that matters is total cholesterol divided by HDL, and keeping the ratio under 3 to 1.

No more fighting with cravings, no more yo-yo, no more falling off the wagon. Everything I do will be sustainable and things I would be happy to see my children emulate all their lives.

If you're reading this, thanks for taking the time, to each their own, good luck, and I hope to hear more about your experience.

12/5/12 46.5"
12/15/12 45.5"
1/13/13 44.0"
1/19/13 43.0"
1/26/13 42.5"
4/27/13 43.0"
5/10/13 42.0"
5/16/13 41.5"
6/7/13 40.5"

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You make an suggestion with tracking body composition.
posted 16 Oct 2013, 12:56
Many weightlifting articles suggest getting 1+ gram protein per pound of weight.

It seems like a LOT, I mean it takes conscious effort to get to 1/2 gram protein per pound of weight.

Can anyone point to some science on that matter showing the difference in results from consuming varying levels of protein?

This article suggests the science says 0.82g/lb is the highest level that provides a benefit.

posted 13 Oct 2013, 14:52
Good Books on Nutrition?
Skirch, More often then not the changes our family has rebelled against later faded and we really came to prefer the healthier food choices.

I've literally see older family members cry when some well meaning spouse tried to change their whole milk to 2%. So expect resistance, but as long as it's not something extreme like veganism, they'll get through it just fine. Very Happy
posted 28 May 2013, 16:44
Eat, Fast, Live Longer!
I've shifted my eating to when I'm hungry a 4-10pm feasting time. I allow for about 10% of my RDI during the day. I never go to bed hungry nor do I wake up starving. I find (so far) cravings easy to set aside because I know I'll have time later in the day to be fully satisfied.

This also provides an 18hr fast period, which I find awakens a different part of my inner self. I end up with a nice calorie deficit.

The other aspect I like is that the timing makes most all of my eating social in nature. I get to fully enjoy my wife's excellent meals, and no one has to cope with any weird dieting restrictions with what I'm doing.

There does appear to be some old cultural support for eating the majority of calories later in the day in a social setting. But that is neither here nor there.

Fast, Feast, Live Longer
posted 27 May 2013, 11:18
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