Joined October 2014
Weight History

Start Weight
150.6 lb
Lost so far: 2.4 lb

Current Weight
148.2 lb
Performance: losing 25.2 lb a week

Goal Weight
138.0 lb
Still to go: 10.2 lb
photo is me at 149 lbs. My goal is 140 but wondering if my goal weight is too low. my stats 51yr old male, 5'-11.5" without shoes, 150 lbs, lost 80 lbs with a start weight of 230 in Jan 2017. Since jan 2017, on a low fat, low calorie pesco vegan diet with 600-1600 cal. per day depending upon exercise, activity levels, since going vegan in Jan 2017, and logging foods and portion size in the app i have not been required to calorie count anymore because i know instintively and learned how many calories i'm consuming and visually knowing the portion size and calories, through repetitive daily diet log, for 2 years. I can pretty much estimate calories in any food visually and estimating the portion size visually. I had no clue or idea before my weight loss experience about calories in foods, portion size etc. And estimate that my appetite was out of control eating anything and as much as i desired. My estimate i was consuming 3500-4000 cal per day and being moderately active. I was pre diabetic, reversed it through diet, weight lost, and exercise, i consider myself in maintenance mode but wouldnt mind losing 5-10 pounds, the difficulty as far as speedy weight loss results though are non existant when in maintenance, which can be often very frustrating, the last 5-10 pounds are the most difficult because the weight loss results do not reward weight loss impatience, nor is there a simple or quick solution, it has taken me 6 months from 175-165 i predict it will take 6 months to 1 year to drop from 165-155. I consume no refined sugar, and 90% of my diet consists of complex carbs only (fruits,vegetables, beans, whole grains)

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Nuts are the low fat hi fiber exception, nuts are hi in fiber and healthy fat.
Hi fiber foods do not stimulate the addictive brain pleasure center, there are studies that fat and sugar is highly addictive mentally, in the brain, and cause mice to eat until they die from obesity. Once your tastebuds become addicted to fat, sugar, low fat fiber plant foods becomes avoided at all cost because lowfat fiber foods do not stimulate the brain pleasure center and causes mental pain or withdrawal symptoms in my opinion.
posted 15 May 2017, 23:53
Fiber is very important in the diet, it is what people avoid because its found only in low fat foods, it makes you feel full and poops are bulky,people avoid high fiber foods because it is in foods that have a bland taste like sawdust, fat tastebuds do not like fiber a fatal mental flaw, fiber intake is highly correlated to a healthy low fat diet, it eliminates fat from the blood, triglycerides,cholesterol, and prevents excessive fat absorption and helps with insulin resistance. Natural Fiber intake is also a good dietary indicator, if you analyze a healthy diet it will show a higher natural fiber content from foods fruits vegetables whole grains beans the bulk of what our diet should be 80-90 percent. High protein low carb hi fat diets are not healthy or natural, because they are low in natural dietary fiber, are bad for the organs, cardiovascular system, and are associated with obesity, heart disease,diabetes,weight gain in my opinion.
posted 14 May 2017, 14:36
Counting Carbs or Calories? What works for you?
i count calories 1000 per day, watch carbs, do not use fat, count grams of protein 55 per day, i'm mostly lean protein about 55 grams per day, always grilled with no fat/oil and not in excess have read that excess protein can be converted to fat, no dairy products, low calorie vegetables and fruits and small amounts of complex carbs only no sugars, like one slice of bread per day or 1/2 cup of rice per day, or one corn tortilla per day, and thats it do not use vegetable oil, no nuts, no fish oil supplements.
posted 08 Nov 2014, 23:06
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Crazy readings 2 days ago, 151.8, today 148.2 lost 3.6 lbs can only guess water loss, retention?
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14 August 2018

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