(Closed) Why We Get Fat

posted 7 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Ive never heard of this- but, personally, I would be skeptical of any diet that lets me eat an unlimited amount of cheese! Have you read “French Women Dont Get Fat?” Thats more about moderation and has yielded great results.

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with @Arancia: on eating everything in moderation. What has really worked for me in the past few months is portion control, and adding more fruits and vegetables to my diet. I’ve also found the weight watchers points scale really helpful, because it has helped me keep track of how much I should be eating each day and what size portions I should be eating. I started watching my portions/ using the points system in mid October, and since then I’ve definitely noticed a huge difference….my stomach has shrunk, and my clothes fit so much better, especially my jeans and work pants. This morning, I even managed to comfortably fit into a pair of pants that I haven’t worn in over a year because they were too tight. I also feel a lot better too.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

Sounds somewhat like the South Beach Diet logic. It goes into the glycemic index etc, although it allows for complex carbs which I think come phase three is a much more reasonable and healthy mix.

Does this outlaw all carbs?

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2010

Since I love carbs, i just couldn’t do it. I’m on Weight Watchers now and still get to have my breads/pasta/rice, etc. and I’ve lost 16 lbs. since early January. Without carbs, I would feel super weak. Protein is great, but I think too much protein and not enough carbs is not good. Just my opinion! If it works for you, great!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I think insulin-centric approaches to eating are really beneficial to some people, but I know for myself they make me feel terrible.  I’m the total opposite of you – I feel terrible when I don’t get enough carbs and starches and seem to have trouble turning protein and fat into usable energy.  I have trouble believing any of that low carb stuff simply because of my own experiences, but not all of us process sugar / insulin / etc in the same way.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

By “Caveman diet” are you referring to the Paleo diet? In the Paleo diet, you eat a peice of meat the size of your fist, then load up on veggies. Zero or minimal grain and dairy.

 

 

I haven’t read this book yet, but it’s on my Amazon wishlish (Along with his other book “Good Calories Bad Calories”.)

I’ve read other low-carb books, and I truly beleive this is the ideal diet for the human body. In fact, out of all the nutrition writiers I’ve read (Michael Pollan, Nina Planck, Michael Eades, Mark Sisson, Loren Cordain, Mary Enig, Sally Fallon, just to name a few), NONE of them, even those that are not “low carbers”, advocate for the diet that the “food pyramid” is built on.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

If you feel effects from things like bread/pasta, it may also be that you have some form of a gluten intolerance (not celiacs….that would be far worse…my sister has it).  Especially if you get stomach aches associated with it after.  Just a thought.  Also, I love cheese.

Post # 13
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I haven’t read this book or anything like it, but I’m skeptical of these no carb diets.  Though, I do believe that people are different and maybe some just dont process the carbs well.  But I always look at it this way… there are how many billions of asians whose main diet is rice?  And they are mostly slim as hell, so surely carbs cant be completely to blame.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@arenyth:  The way you feel when you eat bread is the way I feel when I eat meat or any other combination of fat or protein without carbs.  idek what is going on with my body, but two pounds of steak = combination of feeling sick to my stomach and yet still hungry whereas a few ounces of steak plus a slice of bread = satisfied and happy.

I have a friend who does the paleo diet and swears by it, so we’ve talked about this fairly extensively because it just seems like our bodies and metabolisms are built entirely differently.

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

My method may not be perfect, but I eat foods I am in the mood for and stop when I’m full, making a special effort to incorporate fruits and veggies. But if I want steak, that’s what I’ll eat! Or if I want a cupcake I go for it. And doing this I’ve managed to maintain my weight after a 30 lb weight loss for more than 3 years. I think depriving yourself of any particular type of food can be dangerous.. I just don’t see how it’s sustainable long term, you know?

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