Post # 60
“Grain-based carbs are also easy to over-indulge on: it’s nearly impossible to eat 2-3 steaks, but very easy to eat 2-3 huge bowls of pasta.”
I actually think this is one of those things that varies. I actually am much more likely to overeat protein and fat than pasta, because my body only registers fullness if I eat carbs with a meal. I’ve literally eaten 1-2 pounds of steak and continued to feel hungry before… I just keep eating and eating it because I’m still super hungry until eventually I feel nauseated from the amount of food (but still hungry… ugh! worst feeling ever). Whereas after a bowl or two of pasta (we have small bowls 😉 ), I no longer feel hungry and want to stop eating.
Post # 61
@Miss Tattoo: Thats so true about the sweat thing – I worked at Curves for Women a few years after I graduated highschool – their exercise program is great for women who are not used to an exercise program or have difficulty sticking to a program. We found that the women who could keep their heart rate at the right level often times lost the most weight or inches. I also found that getting your heartrate there isn’t that difficult – you want to stay around 60 – 70% of maximum heart rate because it burns more total fat calories. around 85%
getting near the 80% max will still give you a great work out and help in cardiovasuclar and respiratory stystems but you will burn lower fat calories around 50%
so sweat, or no sweat – as long as you get your heart rate up you are still burning fat. more fat than if you pushed yourself as hard as you can go.
Post # 62
@Miss Tattoo: I know the “if you don’t sweat, you’re not working out” is a myth, but to me, if I don’t get good and sweaty, I don’t really feel like I had a good workout. :-/
Post # 63
“But you did say that you try to eat healthy, which probably contributes to your weight maintenence.”
I do try to eat healthy now (I eat as close to nature as I can, I don’t eat food labeled “healthy” or “low fat”; I eat full-fat dairy, organic meats, etc., basically shopping the outside of the store and never getting “diet” or “reduced fat” anything.). But even a few years ago I was living off of fast food, frozen pizza, twinkies, beer, etc. and didn’t gain weight either. I just have a fast metabolism. It runs in the family, my sister is the same size as me and she’s 6 years older and has 2 kids.
Post # 64
It bugs me when peopleeat stuff that says ‘low fat’ and think that they’re doing SO great, so they eat 5 times the normal amount.
Um,your body does need some fat to process, or else it will store any fat you Do end up consuming. Also, many of those ‘low fat’ items are filled with junk that is way harder for your body to process than plain ol’ fat (i.e. Real butter, whole milk, etc.).
Post # 65
Oh where do I start on the myths that make me nuts?
My favorite–Women shouldn’t life weights because they will bulk up like bodybuilders.
Post # 66
I think there’s lots of reasons people might want to work out hard enough to sweat. There’s differences in the benefits of different levels of intensity and while I know I prefer high intensity or interval workouts, that doesn’t mean there aren’t benefits to lower intensity workouts.
Also people sweat at different levels of exertion. I’ve known people who are soaked from light warmups (not that they’re out of shape, just heavy sweaters) and people who could do an intense spin class and then go straight to work without showering.
Post # 67
Someone already said it but the organic = healthy thing drives me crazy. I mean I guess it’s “healthier” in some ways but it sure as hell is not going to make you skinnier/more muscular/etc.
Post # 68
Oh my gosh, so many.
Situps to lose the spare tire.
Those stupid, stupid “shapeup” shoes. (Now marketed to little girls, by the way.)
Women who refuse to lift weights.
Post # 69
Thanks! I’ll check them out.
Post # 70
Sorry to be blunt but you are definitely wrong about “No one eats a million calories a day, is totally sedentery, and teeny tiny. No one.” Up until a few months ago, I literally ate more than 2 unhealthy people combined (I’m talking huge bowls of pasta, pizza, McMuffins for breakfast, frappucinos frequently, at least 3 high-calorie beers a night, etc.), I had never stepped into a gym or even owned jogging shoes in my life, and I was still the skinniest person I know. In fact, once I vowed to become healthier and less of a drunk, I dropped weight so fast that now I am underweight. Some people just have amazing metabolisms- I feel that a lot of people who don’t are in denial about this and like to think people like me barf it all up or something, but it’s just not true.
Post # 71
A few people mentioned the healthy vs unhealthy fats, but what really bothers me is when people think “Oooh! Olive oil is a healthy fat, therefore I can pour this entire boat-load on my salad!”
Actually, my Fiance thought this way. He had a wakeup call one day when we had a baguette and he finished his entire bowl of olive oil that he was using to dip – I was shocked and said “you just ate THAT MUCH olive oil?” and he was all “Whatever, it’s healthy fat!”
I told him yes, olive oil is a healthy fat, but in moderation. Just because it’s better for you than a stick of butter or a candy bar, fat is fat is fat, and you should still limit your healthy fats (in other words, don’t eat a bowlful of olive oil).
Then he tried blaming me for filling the bowl so high. ::eyeroll::