(Closed) Just Putting This Out There…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Very true, and to add to that, just because you loose weight does not mean that you will loose sizes.  Pick up doing an excerise that will tone you. It will be healthier for you. Yoga and belly dancing are amazing for toning and keeping fit. Low impact which is great for the body and the muscles and you will still feel the workout the next day.

Post # 4
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@lilyfaith: amen. If people really studied what chemical reactions take place in your body when there are not enough carbs to burn they would be scared!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I’m not anti-carb, but I do think we in America eat way to many carbs. Our “food pyrmaid” is a [bad] joke, and after doing my own reading and research on nutrition, I’ll never follow the government’s food guidelines.

I eat carbs, but nowhere near the 6-11 servings of grain the government suggestions (I’ll eat a couple servings a day, and only whole-grain). I also don’t eat “reduced fat” stuff, I drink whole milk and eat yogurt with cream on top; your body actually holds onto more fat when you drasticly reduce your fat intake. Eating fat helps burn fat.

Americans have the most out-of-whack Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratios. Too many grains, not enough fish and other Omega-3 rich foods.

I don’t think carbs should be eliminated, but I think the suggested ratios need to be adjusted.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

However reducing your carbohydrates for a few weeks before the wedding will make a difference in how you look (esp. in the belly area).

I think giving up any one food group entirely isn’t a great idea but I don’t see any problem with it for a short period of time.

Post # 8
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2006 posts
Buzzing bee

@camrie: When you do drastic things like that you throw your metabolism out of whack and screw up chemical processes. When you don’t have enough carbs your body goes into a process called ketosis which actually eats away at your muscles and lets some nasty stuff into your body

Post # 9
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I agree!  Carbs are fuel for your brain!

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

@camrie:

However reducing your carbohydrates for a few weeks before the wedding will make a difference in how you look (esp. in the belly area).

I think giving up any one food group entirely isn’t a great idea but I don’t see any problem with it for a short period of time.

 

Sure, if you want to gain it all back and then some right after the wedding.  Crash diets are bad for you, period.  The more you screw up your metabolism when you’re young, the harder it’s going to be to maintain a healthy body weight for the rest of your life.   I know way too many people who tried crash diet after crash diet in their youth and now can’t lose weight to save their lives, despite eating a near “perfect” diet and exercising near constantly.  It’s really not worth it.  

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I guess the main thing that made me realize that carbs aren’t the enemy is the fact that carbs are the main nutrition source for your BRAIN. But too much refined sugar/carbs can hinder brain function. If that’s not a great example of the need to do everything in moderation, I don’t know what is!

http://www.fi.edu/learn/brain/carbs.html

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I totally agree! I eat a tons of carbs always have and always will. FH has gained a lot of weight since we started dating and thinks its the carbs.

I try to explain to him no its not the carbs its the 500 snacks a day you eat! He just says no I just wont eat pasta and Ill loose weight. and it goes back & forth!

Post # 13
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690 posts
Busy bee

Totally agree.  I’m my opinion, losing weight (and keeping it off in the long term) is all about BALANCE. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Thank you!!

There are people who have problems digesting carbs, or have diabetes/insulin issues and have to be really careful with amount or balance of carbs.  But just because things are problematic for certain people or conditions does not mean that those guidelines are healthy for everyone.  (I have a friend who can’t eat fiber… should we all avoid veggies because they’re dangerous for her??)

Carbs are energy food.  If you’re eating a ton of them and not expending energy, then, yeah, you’re going to have an imbalance.  But if you are moving around, getting any sort of exercise, carbs are your fuel.  Bodies are adaptable and can live on less fuel for a little while, but in the long run the changes it is making to cope are not healthy ones.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s not so much about cutting carbs, as it is about cutting the bad ones. 

(((whole grains)))

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@lezlers: I’ve often cut out a LOT of carbs (I didn’t say all) in order to slim down (i.e. reduce tummy bloat) before a photoshoot etc. I’ve never gained additional back.

I didn’t encourage crash dieting. I encouraged limiting excessive carbs which people DO over eat. I think if someone is trying to look awesome in their dress they probably shouldn’t be pounding pasta or a lot of refined sugars the week before their wedding. Eating healthy won’t mess up your metabolism.

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