Joined April 2012
Weight History

Start Weight
206.6 lb
Lost so far: 31.4 lb

Current Weight
175.2 lb
Performance: losing 2.6 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.0 lb
Still to go: 10.2 lb
I first started seriously dieting in 2008 and I lost about 30 lbs, but I didn't reach my goal and yoyo dieted for a while. I got the desire and will power to try again and I hope this time it's for the win.

I wanted to update this for a while. I succeeded in my weight goal on this site a while ago and gained it all back. So, here I am again. I had, at some point, just resigned myself to being a little larger than I should. I then discovered the WFPB lifestyle, and it has resonated with. After realizing that oil was a "processed" food like sugar, everything started to click.

Why use oil as a source for fats when it's missing every other nutrient that was in it's source? Just like sugar is empty calories, so isn't oil. On that realization, I became enthralled in the idea.

Here are my favorite sources for information:
* -- Non-profit website from Dr. Michael Gregor. It's loaded with well researched, science based nutrition advice.
* PCRM's The Exam Room Podcast -- Interviews with doctors, athletes, and patients in regards to plant based nutrition.
* Jeff Novick -- This presentation makes the dietary choice obvious

My goal is to lose weight to a healthy level and maintain it without obsessively monitoring diet all the time. To do this, I need to end or severely reduce food cravings and make sure that I can eat until satiety.

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cals: 109kcal | fat: 2.54g | carbs: 17.48g | prot: 3.80g
Bean and Oat Waffles
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Making healthy foods taste better?
You could trying pickling them. I love carrots pickled with jalepeno. Salt is always good at reducing the bitterness in foods if it's a bitterness issue. Also, try pairing vegetables with other bitter foods (I recently discovered how good black coffee and raw broccoli taste together but I'm probably a little unusual). Broccoli doesn't taste good when over cooked, so frying it seems bad. Also, never stop exploring different vegetables, there is a lot of variety.
posted 01 Dec 2012, 03:38
‎"Americans are fat and sick because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." - n
Mlasell wrote:
FatSecret's implied supposition is that if you eat less and exercise more you will get thin.

‎"Americans are fat and sick because they eat too much and don't exercise enough." The great science writer Gary Taubes demolishes this prevailing theory in thorough detail, replacing it with a simple one. Americans are fat and sick because they eat insulin producing food - potatoes, wheat, rice and sugary drinks. His now standard lecture on YouTube is worth watching. The evidence and corollary theories are fun to see develop. Thin people exercise because they are thin, not vice versa.

There is this tendency in the popular subjects of science to be reported too soon and without caution. While there is some evidence that carbohydrate intake may provide a decrease in weight loss the reason is unclear. Any physicist will tell you that the law of conservation of energy holds true in the human body (and everywhere else that we know about). If it is true that this is the case, then it must mean that the caloric content of carbohydrates was measured incorrectly or it causes the body to use less energy. The third argument, that it causes one to eat more, is irrelevant in the world of calorie counting.

My opinion is that dieters should ignore all advice on what to eat and only concern themselves with how much of it to eat. The truth is that I couldn't stick with a low carbohydrate diet. The next person might not be happy is a vegetarian diet and would not stay on it. Diets that a dieter can't maintain are unsuccessful diets. Calorie counting is great, because the dieter can play around with different foods and figure out what works for the individual. Sometimes this is low fat, sometimes low carbohydrate, and sometimes low protein (*gasp*).

Why do I think Americans are fat? Simple, because we are animals with a bountiful food source. Dogs get fat if they eat too much, cats get fat, and I've seen some very chubby squirrels as well. Why do humans believe we are any different? We eat food when it's available because for most of our history we needed to! We ate anything we could find, including meat, vegetation, fruits, and (dare I say it?) grains.

We are sick largely because we are fat. If a body needs to increase the number of fat cells the probability of cancer increases (cell division may result in improperly coded dna). I don't feel it's necessary to run through all diseases, but being obese is obviously unhealthy for a lot of reasons. It's not to say its the only reason, but is one of them.

Just as a side note, at this point in time nutritionists have demonized every one of our macronutrients (although protein has become beloved these days). Can we stop boasting about how we know secret "truths" and accept the fact that we are omnivores and can live off of just about anything? Can we just accept that there is no miracle weight loss (that includes you Raspberry Ketone advert)? Can we accept the fact the sometimes we actually need to put our noses to the grindstone?
posted 25 Nov 2012, 15:59
How Often Do you weigh yourself?
I weigh myself every morning when possible. Then I use a low pass filter to remove the daily fluctuations so I can keep my sanity.
posted 03 Nov 2012, 16:15
Tired of chicken for your protein source?
Make some zucchini 'spaghetti'. Zucchini has 7.5 grams of protein for every 100 calories (18.8 for chicken). When it's posing as pasta, you can eat a lot of this squash and the protein count becomes surprisingly large.

Sprouted vegetables (like mung beans and alfalfa) have surprisingly large amounts of protein. Alfalfa actually has a whopping 20 grams of protein / 100 calories. Unfortunately, it's hard to eat enough of it to get to 100 calories. But it's a good way of rounding off the meal and add a little protein.

Spinach has 12.8 grams / 100 cal. Make a dish like palak paneer and serve with lentils (7.5 g/ 100 cal).

I guess what I'm saying is: don't discount vegetables as a source of protein.
posted 04 Oct 2012, 23:15
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