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Offline E_T

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #75 on: January 20, 2019, 08:14:00 PM »
I always loose a few pounds in winter due to water loss (my wrist get's smaller as a sign) partly from lower humidity.  But once it warms back up (later spring) and the overall humidity goes back up, I gain it back (wrist gets thicker - prompting me to have to use a watchband with a velcro strap).
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #76 on: January 27, 2019, 02:01:13 AM »
Status- SAME. Still stuck in the 211-213.something range. With the breakout of the polar vortex, and temps venturing in and out of the negative double digits, I find myself craving calories. Not always eating them, but indulging now and then with more servings and so forth.


So, I know that the answer is to start re-reading the diet books and to resume journaling. That way I'll be keeping track, and what's the saying? "That which is measured improves, and that which is measured and reported improves faster"? Those two steps will make me conscious of what I am doing. Just reading the introduction has caused things to pop into my head that I've been neglecting.


Doing what I've been doing for the last 11 months, and hearing all of the Keto discussions these days, I am struck by the similarities between diets and religions. Like a religion, to get the benefits from the diet, you need to have faith and commitment to it. Otherwise, you'll drop out when you're making sacrifices for apparently nothing. Like a religion, your self-imposed limitations can make you less fun, and the urge to share your good news with others, particularly those you care about can make you tedious. Or for that matter, argumentative when it comes to discussing competing methods. The difference is whether the heresy jeopardizes a life or an afterlife.  Unless and until somebody is ready to make a lifestyle and philosophical change, it's a waste of everybody's time talking about the details.


My current answer to the polite question is that I eat mostly greens, seafood, and cruciferous vegetables. Next to no grains, sweets and fruits.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #77 on: February 03, 2019, 04:28:47 AM »
I am on track again, I've consistently been in the low 210.s. So I feel confident in declaring today's 210.1, which makes me overweight with a Body Mass Index of 28.5. I've been feeling great, out working in the snow more than working out. Things I'd forgotten as I re-read the first book-

* By now I should have reduced my protein portions by about half. If I'm 70 pounds lighter, I need 700 fewer calories a day.

* I thought I could only eat green bananas, which are sort of acidic, but the answer is I can only eat bananas with green tips.

* Milk ( and other dairy ) really does "help a body grow," which is fine if you're a youngster or an athlete. If you are trying to reduce, or if you have an enlarged prostate, or a tumor... not so much.

* Suggested fish oil is 2K-6K mg daily. I was at 2, so I added another pill.

*Sleeping more results in less hunger and less eating.




Offline Geo

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #78 on: February 03, 2019, 07:43:03 AM »
*Sleeping more results in less hunger and less eating.

* An older person needs less sleep

Bummer. ;)

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #79 on: February 04, 2019, 01:28:49 AM »
*Sleeping more results in less hunger and less eating.

* An older person needs less sleep

Bummer. ;)

Yeah. Easier said than done. Even when I make the effort, something comes up that requires my help.
On the other hand, sleeping is easier than going to the gym. ( According to the 2nd book, going to the gym doesn't result in weight loss, because it makes you hungrier. There are definite benefits for the cardiovascular system, so it can still extend your life. )

Offline Mart

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #80 on: February 04, 2019, 08:45:29 AM »
Two things come to my mind.

When exercising more, I noticed, I am tired (but get enough oxygen), that often fall asleep easily, even if feeling some hunger and being without supper. Then in the morning, I eat regular breakfast, so this way avoiding additional calories.

Our diet in our present society, when food is manufactured in a way: "faster, more, faster, more, and so on" that it lacks micro- and macro- nutrients. For some time I try to get enough minerals by using sea salt, they say, you can find if the salt has some additional ones, when it tastes good. A pure, close to chemically pure, sodium chloride tastes bad. there is also other food having various minerals but little calories. The thing is, that without these elements/nutrients we feel hunger despite getting large amounts of food and thus calories.
Anyway, this is something, that was already discussed here, I think?

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #81 on: February 10, 2019, 02:54:23 AM »
Two things come to my mind.

When exercising more, I noticed, I am tired (but get enough oxygen), that often fall asleep easily, even if feeling some hunger and being without supper. Then in the morning, I eat regular breakfast, so this way avoiding additional calories.

Our diet in our present society, when food is manufactured in a way: "faster, more, faster, more, and so on" that it lacks micro- and macro- nutrients. For some time I try to get enough minerals by using sea salt, they say, you can find if the salt has some additional ones, when it tastes good. A pure, close to chemically pure, sodium chloride tastes bad. there is also other food having various minerals but little calories. The thing is, that without these elements/nutrients we feel hunger despite getting large amounts of food and thus calories.
Anyway, this is something, that was already discussed here, I think?

 Just re-read the entire thread. We discussed salt and sea salt. Your point that our processed foods lack micro nutrients is an important one. I think you are right, it prompts the body to ask for more food in an effort to compensate with volume.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #82 on: February 10, 2019, 06:33:29 PM »
208.4 lbs. / 28.3 BMI YAY!


Further notes from re-reading the books-

Shellfish and egg yolks reduce total cholesterol.

Acid blockers hinder protein absorption. EUREKA! I used to eat more protein than anyone I knew. Growing up on a farm, I was used to a constant supply of the stuff. Married and living in the city, I was still eating as much as I wanted. My annual blood tests, and then my semi-annual tests as I developed metabolic syndrome and pre-diabetes and required closer monitoring always said protein deficient, no matter how hard I tried to eat more.  When I stopped eating grains and grain products, I no longer needed acid controllers or blockers. I wasn't protein deficient on my last blood test for the first time in several years. My dental check-ups are cavity free since I started the diet, too, presumably from cutting out the grains and sugars.

I should try spiralizing root vegetables, not squashes, as a noodle substitute.


FROM page 1 of DIET EVOLUTION

[Is this more like you? You weigh more than you did in high school. Perhaps a lot more. You pop one or more daily pills for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, acid reflux, depression, and/or arthritis. You may be sending your dermatoligist's kids through college by having benign "skin tags" burned off your neck and armpits. While you're there, you may get treated for adult acne. If you're a woman, your hair may be thinning. Perhaps you've had some colon polyps or breast lumps removed. Am I hitting a little too close to home? If so, what if I suggested that even if you do not already  have diabetes, hypertension, heart and vascular disease, cancer, or another life-threatening disease, you've got a lot in common with people who do? ]


Well, I'm off of the acid controller and statin. Finally, after 11 months of this diet, one of my skin tags dried up and fell off. I'd been looking forward to them being re-absorbed or falling off since I read the book. Well, I guess that means the book paid for itself.  It's been a great week.

Offline Geo

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #83 on: February 10, 2019, 09:02:50 PM »
Skin tags? First time I heard of that.
After checking it online, its no surprise I didn't knew what it is.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #84 on: February 18, 2019, 06:45:16 PM »
208.0, even with suspending the rules for Valentine's Day.   I think I'm going to stop journaling again, now that I'm re-focused.

Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2019, 08:30:59 PM »
206.4
Feeling great, consuming more extra virgin olive oil and MCT oil ( medium chain triglyceride, a sort of refined coconut oil. ) Less dairy.
Interestingly, my dog had her annual check-up, and hasn't gained any weight. That's probably a first.

Offline Spacy

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #86 on: March 17, 2019, 06:34:13 PM »
My diabetes has come back full force.  Time to get picky on what I eat again.  Chances are, this time it is less what I am eating, and more just my body getting older and not able to process crap the way it used to. 
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Offline E_T

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #87 on: March 18, 2019, 07:03:15 PM »
I have recently been plagued with Sciatica on my right leg.  Walking is a chore now...
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Offline Rusty Edge

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #88 on: March 28, 2019, 05:03:07 PM »
When I've checked, I'm still in the 206-208 range. I'm now walking 1&1/2 miles a day. Also doing yardwork for my Mom. I'm urinating more than I'm drinking, I look like I have less of a gut in the mirror, and my pants are getting looser. Those are all signs that I'm taking off fat, and the actual weight loss normally follows.

Offline Lorizael

Re: Diet crap talk
« Reply #89 on: March 28, 2019, 05:19:40 PM »
I've been trying to diet for about a month now, after just barely creeping into BMI "obese" territory. Got an app on my phone to track calories. Down about 6 lbs to 205 so far. Want to lose maybe 30 lbs in total. Should also start exercising.

 

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