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Things I had to unlearn about losing weight

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  • queenliz99queenliz99 Member Posts: 15,358 Member Member Posts: 15,358 Member
    shell1005 wrote: »
    Well done, sir! <3

    Add in something about cleanses being bogus and you've got the holy grail. :)

    But THE TOXINS....how am I supposed to get rid of the evil toxins that are making me fat???? ;)

    The only two cleanses that are proven to be beneficial are The Peeps Master Cleanse™ and The Haribo Sugarfree Gummy Bear Cleanse™ because delicious.

    B)

    I'm very sad
  • Wicked_SeraphWicked_Seraph Member Posts: 391 Member Member Posts: 391 Member
    Also, bump!
  • crazyjerseygirlcrazyjerseygirl Member Posts: 1,252 Member Member Posts: 1,252 Member
    Seeing this for the first time and adding my voice. Awesome post man.
  • JLMont31JLMont31 Member Posts: 42 Member Member Posts: 42 Member
    Such a great post.
  • WiseandcuriousWiseandcurious Member Posts: 722 Member Member Posts: 722 Member
    One of the more bizarre myths I came across was one of my housemates, who did not have "protein and carbs in the same meal, because it won't digest it properly."

    I think this is a remnant of a diet fad that used to be everywhere in te 90s... Long debunked. I think part of the reason it persists to this day is in the fact that ther is a tiny objective gain of truth - some foods make a bad pairing digestively for some people. (nothing to do with weight loss though). I personally have a problem with potatoes, especially if in a large quantity, in any food combination, and if I add another food that takes longer to digest, like red meat, even in moderation, I always bloat like a baloon and have pain afterwards, so I do my best to avoid it. But it is highly individual and I agree the general rule of "don't mix protein with carbs" is pointless for most people.

    The original post is one of the great posts of old... Happy to see it getting an airing :)
  • cerise_noircerise_noir Member Posts: 5,479 Member Member Posts: 5,479 Member
    mrslmdm wrote: »
    well its a shame the Person above thinks all of us newbies (which we all were at one point) should read, what 100's to 1000's of posts 1st instead of asking questions. Guess you forgot what being new was like and must have all the time in the world to read 1st.
    Jeez... calm down. @MissusMoon is fantastic for bumping posts such as this. They're great for the newbies (create less clutter on the main forum) and are a great reference/reminder for us who have been here for a while.

    The entire point to bumping a post is that the information within is important for newbies and other members alike. When I first joined, I read the stickies...I mean, why wouldn't I? These posts are very helpful.
  • MelodyandBarbellsMelodyandBarbells Member Posts: 7,250 Member Member Posts: 7,250 Member
    mrslmdm wrote: »
    well its a shame the Person above thinks all of us newbies (which we all were at one point) should read, what 100's to 1000's of posts 1st instead of asking questions. Guess you forgot what being new was like and must have all the time in the world to read 1st.
    Jeez... calm down. @MissusMoon is fantastic for bumping posts such as this. They're great for the newbies (create less clutter on the main forum) and are a great reference/reminder for us who have been here for a while.

    The entire point to bumping a post is that the information within is important for newbies and other members alike. When I first joined, I read the stickies...I mean, why wouldn't I? These posts are very helpful.

    I didn't read it the first go around, read all six pages just now, and enjoyed it immensely. Thank you @MissusMoon !!
    edited July 2016
  • AussiePeachAussiePeach Member Posts: 49 Member Member Posts: 49 Member
    For me personally, I needed to unlearn that "I need to be in the healthy BMI weight range". Just had a DEXA scan done, confirming that I have an extra 7kg of lean body mass above the top of the average range for my height etc. (Due no doubt to being a shot putter for most of my teens and adulthood).

    Hugely important to unlearn because it means my healthy weight goal is 75kg, not 45-65kg!
  • trigden1991trigden1991 Member Posts: 4,660 Member Member Posts: 4,660 Member
    For me personally, I needed to unlearn that "I need to be in the healthy BMI weight range". Just had a DEXA scan done, confirming that I have an extra 7kg of lean body mass above the top of the average range for my height etc. (Due no doubt to being a shot putter for most of my teens and adulthood).

    Hugely important to unlearn because it means my healthy weight goal is 75kg, not 45-65kg!

    BMI is an outdated, inaccurate guide. That being said, it is a reasonable guide for people who have no real idea where their bodyfat is.
  • HappyRachel123HappyRachel123 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    i dont understand (No, eating so that I end up in a surplus made me fat)
  • HappyRachel123HappyRachel123 Member Posts: 5 Member Member Posts: 5 Member
    does it mean you ate too much and it made you fat?
  • ccrdragonccrdragon Member Posts: 2,913 Member Member Posts: 2,913 Member
    it means that eating more than you burn over an extended time will make you fat.
  • minniemoo1972minniemoo1972 Member Posts: 295 Member Member Posts: 295 Member
    does it mean you ate too much and it made you fat?

    Simplified yes.
  • TricianufacTricianufac Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    Thank you soooo much for this. Iv been doing it wrong all my life and thought I was failing g at losing g weight. I am going g to unlearn all this as well and re learn. I have 20 kg to lose and it's affected my health. xx
  • vleninvlenin Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    Thanks for this post, have been carefully reading and didn't find anything not to agree with. So such is our world, if you don't get the bull by the horns with own hands, nobody shall give you any advice that will work on you as good as on somebody else. Anyway metabolism is a secret under seven seals also for the ones that sell themselves for nutrition specialist and consultants. I did exersizes for about a year and my measurable success was about 0.4 pounds. I haven't had breakfast, only black coffee, ate things avoiding fat and carbohydrates, and filled me up with fibre said to be good against constipation, and kept my kilos the same. For about a month plus some days I decided to hold the bull by the horns. Now I listen only to my organism, if it needs a thing, it declares this by the appetite. And took off 6 kilos in 32 days. The only thing seeming to have helped is to have a breakfast or a quick and tiny chew of something when feeling light hungry after 3-4 hours passed the lunch or dinner. And of course the precise log of the food intakes by programs like MyFitnessPal, LoseIt! or Yazio. So this is the whole science needed to lose weight - have all meals incl. breakfast, chew well and long, eat everything but within a measure, log it. And, occasionally, exercise, if possible on ergometers to see the calories burned. And take long walks, they are extremely effective and in the same time give a pleasure.
  • ArpitaAgarwalArpitaAgarwal Member Posts: 1 Member Member Posts: 1 Member
    bpetrosky wrote: »
    These are some of the things that were either bad information peddled by diet plan sellers (Atkins, South Beach, Tim Ferris, etc) or broscience that I had to unlearn to actually lose weight successfully. Unlearning these things has helped me approach eating and losing weight from a far better direction mentally.
    • Cut out all bad foods, eat only healthy things. (No, I can have a balanced diet that allows room for some treats)
    • Cut out carbs or fat or sugar. (No, carbs are good, and healthy fats are necessary. An appropriate level of all of them can be had if I work them into my calorie budget)
    • Don't eat anything after X o'clock, it'll go straight to fat. (No, eating so that I end up in a surplus made me fat)
    • Starvation mode will make me store fat. (No, but undereating too much will cause other problems)
    • Certain types of foods must be eaten in the morning or afternoon. (No, our bodies evolved to make the most of the food we eat when we get it)
    • You must eat 6x a day to boost metabolism. (No, eating frequency does not significantly change metabolism)
    • You must take certain powders or pills to boost metabolism [usually part of a diet plan]. (No, supplements are not effective to change metabolic rates)
    • You can eat unlimited amounts of certain healthy foods. (No, eating too much of anything will put on weight, but very calorie dense foods are much easier to overeat)
    • You must eat certain combinations of foods in certain orders to optimize thermogenic effects. (No, any such effects are too small to make enough of a difference)
    • You have to work out X minutes a day, or do certain routines to lose weight. (No, you don't have to exercise to lose weight, but it can help you get to a deficit and has other benefits)

    Let's create the calorie deficits!
  • zackko2016zackko2016 Member Posts: 2 Member Member Posts: 2 Member
    Good Post. Made my day !!. <3
  • HanMW96HanMW96 Member, Premium Posts: 51 Member Member, Premium Posts: 51 Member
    This helped me to rationalise my thoughts, thank you <3
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