Joined July 2011
Weight History

Start Weight
206.8 lb
Lost so far: 8.2 lb

Current Weight
198.6 lb
Performance: losing 0.8 lb a week

Goal Weight
156.5 lb
Still to go: 42.1 lb
After a few years of sedentary lifestyle I have kept gaining weight. I have always been chubby since teenage years but in the last few years I have become obese. In the past I have followed with temporary success several diets but later managed to regain the weight quite soon after I stopped.

Now after taking the time to study more the main nutritional science theories I am absolutely convinced that almost all diets on the market are very bad for the health and most of all make you fatter because they push you to get an unbalanced nutrition profile that is impossible to maintain long term.

The only approach that can be sustainable is a balanced one that takes into account one's preferences and idiosyncrasies to design a balanced profile within a lifestyle change approach. The only thing that matters in terms of fat loss is to create and maintain a calorie deficit and that is way easier to accomplish long term with a balanced diet that contain foods that we love and need, rather than with fad diets such as Atkins, Scarsdale and the likes of these.

I dislike the idea of food as magic potions that for some strange reason produces different results depending on the nutrient combinations and intake timing. There is absolutely no scientific evidence for this urban myths and I thinks that they are dangerous and ineffective.

paperiniko's Weight History

paperiniko's Latest Member Challenges

  Cut Out the Bad - Get in the Exercise
status: Completed
ended: 02 Apr 12
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last weighin: gaining 0.3 lb a week Up
last weighin: losing 5.6 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.1 lb a week Down
last weighin: losing 0.4 lb a week Down

paperiniko's Cookbook

cals: 250kcal | fat: 8.01g | carbs: 40.56g | prot: 4.96g
Banana Oatmeal Muffins
Banana oatmeal muffins are a great light breakfast.
cals: 583kcal | fat: 31.99g | carbs: 16.33g | prot: 54.60g
Slow Cooker Beef Stroganoff
Just set it and forget it. A great simple but tasty dish.
cals: 207kcal | fat: 5.68g | carbs: 36.80g | prot: 5.86g
Whole Grain Banana Muffins
Healthy muffins with banana, flaxseed and whole wheat flour.
cals: 549kcal | fat: 5.24g | carbs: 60.76g | prot: 59.92g
Chicken and Spanish Rice
A perfectly balanced meal that's high in flavor but low in fat.
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paperiniko's Latest Posts

Gaining weight again
you can eat even 0 grams of carbs and gain weight if you eat too many calories with the rest anyway. First short term weigh fluctuations can be due to different reasons including water, muscle soreness or some temporary issues.
If you are following a low carb diet it is only normal that as soon as you eat again some carbs your glycogen reserves get replenished. A better way to assess your progress is to monitor your fat percentage rather than just the weight.
posted 17 Jun 2013, 02:18
6 Myths About Wheat
before starting your holy wars on GMO, try to read the articles for a change without stopping at the first paragraph and then even feeling compelled to leave silly comments about it.
99% of it is not about GMO anyway so please try not to go off topic and hijack it.If you want to talk about GMO feel free to start your own thread where you can wage your holy wars against Monsanto America and all the devils you feel like fighting, this is not about it.
posted 16 Jun 2013, 02:12
6 Myths About Wheat
well reading before commenting would be a good start, both the article and review are very well documented and scientifically supported
posted 15 Jun 2013, 16:27
6 Myths About Wheat
Interesting article and critical review on the latest darling of the diet industry
posted 15 Jun 2013, 15:44
Resetting Metabolism
provided that your RMR is right (that is you input the right data regarding your activity level and personal stat) there is no way that you will not loose fat by creating a deficit of over 1000 kcal per day. With that type of deficit would be impossible not too loose fat and weight. The advice to increase the intake is sound though not that much for this so called metabolism reset that is one of the hundreds myths that surround dieters, but because it is important to get used to habits that you can sustain for the long run and crash diets clearly are not.
posted 02 Jun 2013, 17:22
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