bloodaxe
Joined July 2012
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Weight History

Start Weight
300.0 lb
Lost so far: 71.6 lb

Current Weight
228.4 lb
Performance: losing 2.0 lb a week

Goal Weight
165.0 lb
Still to go: 63.4 lb
Spent 20 years packing on 135 extra pounds as a college student and programmer. Now that I've gotten licensed as an RN, I can't give dietary advice without falling into that old 'Do as I say, not as I do' trap, so it's time to drop all that extra and lead by example. Currently working on finishing up my BSN.

Achieved:
275 (25# loss) - Nature Company Naturalist Vest (Large)
250 (50# loss) - 8 oz bag of Gevalia Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee

Still to Accomplish:
225 (75# loss) - Pair of vibram shoes
200 (100# loss) - TBD
175 (125# loss) - TBD

Phase 1 of diet complete. (Phase in which I did little exercise, ate poorly nutritious foods that I liked, simply in smaller amounts and balanced to stay low carb.)

Starting phase 2 - more exercise, more calorie intake, more vegetables, less processed meat, more of my fats from vegetable sources.

New clothing as I drop will be its own reward as well. I've moved from 48" jeans to 40's, and bought my first pair of non-'big and tall' pants in years.

(BTW, I am NOT a nutritional specialist, so any advice I give out here is one dieter to another, not 'medical advice'. I am an advocate of low-carb dieting, based on my knowledge of cellular metabolic processes, but it has its dangers, and should be discussed with your physician before being attempted.)

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Sugar vs protein
While I appreciate that Nimm likes to bring in articles to back up his ideas, I might note that sugar is only being compared to water and various sweeteners above - not to fats or proteins. So yes, sugars will (briefly) make you feel full, but are quickly metabolized, and leave you hungry again. Now of course I can't find the graph I was looking for, that showed how simple carbs were metabolized in under an hour, and fats and proteins over the course of several hours, but I know it's out there. http://weightology.net/weightologyweekly/?page_id=285 also provides, several screens down into the study it talks about, a graph showing that high protein, moderate carb diets increase satiety and decrease hunger, and high protein, low carb diets increase satiety and decrease hunger even more dramatically. Immediately below this graph, they link to multiple other studies that back up these results.
posted 13 Aug 2012, 19:07
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