Fast Metabolism Diet

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  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,943 Member
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    Did you log all food you consumed (1) when you were having trouble losing weight and (2) when you made your dietary change? If not, then it seems to me you can't really know you were eating more calories (not more food, because you can increase your food consumption and still lose weight if replace higher calorie foods with lower calorie ones and stay in a deficit) after the dietary change than before. Just because you believe you do not need a calorie deficit to lose weight does not make it true.

    Just like everybody else, consistently eating under your TDEE causes weight loss, consistently eating over your TDEE causes weight gain, and consistently causes weight maintenance.
  • dykask
    dykask Posts: 800 Member
    edited October 2016
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    You keep saying that, but since you didn't log, you can't prove it. Your claims mean nothing.

    Everyone who thinks they have discovered some way of hacking the body's hormonal systems makes outrageous claims about their calorie consumption.

    I remember once going to a website that promoted a high starch diet, and they showed a plate of a typical day's food claiming it was 3000 calories. Being an experienced calorie counter and food logger myself, I quickly ran my own count on the plate. If was probably worth 1500.

    I've been eating 2500 kc /day and above. I've seen countless thread were people attack logs. Besides most people here don't have a clue about a lot of Japanese foods. The calorie counting mindset here is simply insane and I'm not going to play that game.

    Proof is simple, removed added refined sugar from your diet and see what happens. Replace it with things like nuts or complex carbs. If you have too much visceral fat like I did you probably start losing it.
  • Christine_72
    Christine_72 Posts: 16,056 Member
    Our bodies mechanics/hormones/metabolisms are not all perfectly identical to one anothers. Little tweaks here and there can make big differences for some, and zero difference for others.
  • SLLRunner
    SLLRunner Posts: 12,943 Member
    edited October 2016
    Our bodies mechanics/hormones/metabolisms are not all perfectly identical to one anothers. Little tweaks here and there can make big differences for some, and zero difference for others.

    Nobody said everyone's hormones, mechanics or metabolisms are perfectly identical, but they work in the same way for all people. There are no special snowflakes.

    Clearly, different dietary weight loss plans work for different people to the extent that they are able to maintain a calorie deficit. However, upstream are claims that weight loss can happen without a calorie deficit simply by eliminating certain foods.

    Setting aside medical conditions that need immediate doctor's attention, all people lose weight due to a calorie deficit, they gain weight due eating too much and they maintain their weight when they eat the right amount. A way of eating and eliminating certain foods and food groups are ways to create that calorie deficit.
  • Anvil_Head
    Anvil_Head Posts: 251 Member
    Our bodies mechanics/hormones/metabolisms are not all perfectly identical to one anothers. Little tweaks here and there can make big differences for some, and zero difference for others.

    None of which negates the fact that a calorie deficit is essential to weight loss.

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/you-are-not-different.html/
  • DeficitDuchess
    DeficitDuchess Posts: 3,099 Member
    Anvil_Head wrote: »
    Our bodies mechanics/hormones/metabolisms are not all perfectly identical to one anothers. Little tweaks here and there can make big differences for some, and zero difference for others.

    None of which negates the fact that a calorie deficit is essential to weight loss.

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/you-are-not-different.html/

    Exactly correct, the only thing concerning calories that differentiates us; is the amount of calories!
  • Gianfranco_R
    Gianfranco_R Posts: 1,297 Member
    psulemon wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    You keep saying that, but since you didn't log, you can't prove it. Your claims mean nothing.

    Everyone who thinks they have discovered some way of hacking the body's hormonal systems makes outrageous claims about their calorie consumption.

    I remember once going to a website that promoted a high starch diet, and they showed a plate of a typical day's food claiming it was 3000 calories. Being an experienced calorie counter and food logger myself, I quickly ran my own count on the plate. If was probably worth 1500.

    I've been eating 2500 kc /day and above. I've seen countless thread were people attack logs. Besides most people here don't have a clue about a lot of Japanese foods. The calorie counting mindset here is simply insane and I'm not going to play that game.

    Proof is simple, removed added refined sugar from your diet and see what happens. Replace it with things like nuts or complex carbs. If you have too much visceral fat like I did you probably start losing it.

    So go eat 5000 calories of a low carb high fat diet and report back in sevarl months.

    He's not a low carber. Funny thing is that when he landed here on MFP he thought low-carbers are the most confrontational people. I think he has already changed his mind on that, isn't it? :smile:

  • dykask
    dykask Posts: 800 Member
    Anvil_Head wrote: »
    Our bodies mechanics/hormones/metabolisms are not all perfectly identical to one anothers. Little tweaks here and there can make big differences for some, and zero difference for others.

    None of which negates the fact that a calorie deficit is essential to weight loss.

    http://www.bodyrecomposition.com/fat-loss/you-are-not-different.html/

    That is one messed up article, it constantly points out that there are differences while trying to say there are not differences.

    For example:
    "And, yes, different macronutrients can have different effects here, that’s not what I’m talking about."
    and
    "The research, however, is very clear: not everybody has it as easy as some folks do. Some people’s bodies are, in fact, demonstrably more resistant to weight loss (or gain) than others."

    This is from a guy selling books about weight loss.

    I'm not pushing anything, I just shared what worked for me and some people just can't accept it. Avoiding refined sugar isn't easy, but probably much simpler in Japan than it would be in the US. (Refined sugar isn't quite the same as refined carbs which is a much broader set of foods.)

    The problem with these types are articles is they totally ignore a lot of important things. Like calories used isn't independent of calories consumed. CO = f(CI) Additionally calories in can have multiple components, not just the food eaten which one can only estimate what the calories are.

    More like:
    CI = Ce + Cm + Ci
    Ce ==> calories eaten
    Cm ==> calories gained or lost from metabolic changes
    Ci ==> calories gained or lost to internal sources

    Likewise CO can have many components too. It isn't just filling up a gas tank and stepping on the gas. CICO is pure reductionism is the truest sense. Anyway I posted links before with multiple looks at the problems. CICO is just too simplistic and incomplete to account for much.

    Also the notion that there are differences between people is a non-starter. There are vast difference between children, adults, men and women just for starters. There are also vast differences basic on diets, people that live in a state of ketosis have different metabolic responses than others for example. Then there are sensitives and people clearly responds to different compounds differently. There isn't anything special about it, that is just how things are.
  • Gianfranco_R
    Gianfranco_R Posts: 1,297 Member
    dykask wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    You keep saying that, but since you didn't log, you can't prove it. Your claims mean nothing.

    Everyone who thinks they have discovered some way of hacking the body's hormonal systems makes outrageous claims about their calorie consumption.

    I remember once going to a website that promoted a high starch diet, and they showed a plate of a typical day's food claiming it was 3000 calories. Being an experienced calorie counter and food logger myself, I quickly ran my own count on the plate. If was probably worth 1500.

    I've been eating 2500 kc /day and above. I've seen countless thread were people attack logs. Besides most people here don't have a clue about a lot of Japanese foods. The calorie counting mindset here is simply insane and I'm not going to play that game.

    Proof is simple, removed added refined sugar from your diet and see what happens. Replace it with things like nuts or complex carbs. If you have too much visceral fat like I did you probably start losing it.

    More words, no calorie counts. But that's beside the main point. Because this is turning into bickering at this point.

    How about this, back up what you're saying with data from someone else?

    Find me one, just one metabolic ward study in controlled conditions done where people lost weight in a calorie surplus.

    Then your claims will have some teeth.

    Funny, he claimed to have lost weight on 2500 cals per day.
    Given that 2500 cals is the standard suggested calorie intake for men to maintain a healthy weight, hypothetically for an overweight man it is enough to be taller and/or more active than average to be able to lose weight at that level.
  • dykask
    dykask Posts: 800 Member
    dykask wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    You keep saying that, but since you didn't log, you can't prove it. Your claims mean nothing.

    Everyone who thinks they have discovered some way of hacking the body's hormonal systems makes outrageous claims about their calorie consumption.

    I remember once going to a website that promoted a high starch diet, and they showed a plate of a typical day's food claiming it was 3000 calories. Being an experienced calorie counter and food logger myself, I quickly ran my own count on the plate. If was probably worth 1500.

    I've been eating 2500 kc /day and above. I've seen countless thread were people attack logs. Besides most people here don't have a clue about a lot of Japanese foods. The calorie counting mindset here is simply insane and I'm not going to play that game.

    Proof is simple, removed added refined sugar from your diet and see what happens. Replace it with things like nuts or complex carbs. If you have too much visceral fat like I did you probably start losing it.

    More words, no calorie counts. But that's beside the main point. Because this is turning into bickering at this point.

    How about this, back up what you're saying with data from someone else?

    Find me one, just one metabolic ward study in controlled conditions done where people lost weight in a calorie surplus.

    Then your claims will have some teeth.

    Funny, he claimed to have lost weight on 2500 cals per day.
    Given that 2500 cals is the standard suggested calorie intake for men to maintain a healthy weight, hypothetically for an overweight man it is enough to be taller and/or more active than average to be able to lose weight at that level.

    Sigh ... 2500 kc is where I'm comfortable at. My body fat is about 20% maybe slightly lower, so I'm not so overweight as you imply.

    The reasons why I don't share my log are as follows:
    * Logs are never accepted at face value, so it is pointless.
    * Many of my foods are Japanese foods that most people outside of Japan wouldn't even know much about.
    * Frankly I don't see the need to prove myself.

    Cutting refined sugar is just what worked for me after the CICO/exercise approach failed me for two years. (The standard CICO basically worked until I got down to about 92kg, but after that no dice.) Those were a miserable two years where I had to fight hunger a lot. The primary benefit of avoiding refined sugar was the hunger became very muted and didn't bother me anymore. After that I lost the 17cm from my waistline and 8kg very easily without trying to force it. My current weight is actually around 84kg but I've now added IF and haven't settled into a pattern yet. So I'm not taking about that.
  • zyxst
    zyxst Posts: 9,131 Member
    dykask wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    You keep saying that, but since you didn't log, you can't prove it. Your claims mean nothing.

    Everyone who thinks they have discovered some way of hacking the body's hormonal systems makes outrageous claims about their calorie consumption.

    I remember once going to a website that promoted a high starch diet, and they showed a plate of a typical day's food claiming it was 3000 calories. Being an experienced calorie counter and food logger myself, I quickly ran my own count on the plate. If was probably worth 1500.

    I've been eating 2500 kc /day and above. I've seen countless thread were people attack logs. Besides most people here don't have a clue about a lot of Japanese foods. The calorie counting mindset here is simply insane and I'm not going to play that game.

    Proof is simple, removed added refined sugar from your diet and see what happens. Replace it with things like nuts or complex carbs. If you have too much visceral fat like I did you probably start losing it.

    More words, no calorie counts. But that's beside the main point. Because this is turning into bickering at this point.

    How about this, back up what you're saying with data from someone else?

    Find me one, just one metabolic ward study in controlled conditions done where people lost weight in a calorie surplus.

    Then your claims will have some teeth.

    Funny, he claimed to have lost weight on 2500 cals per day.
    Given that 2500 cals is the standard suggested calorie intake for men to maintain a healthy weight, hypothetically for an overweight man it is enough to be taller and/or more active than average to be able to lose weight at that level.

    Wait, are you telling me Japanese food isn't magical for weight loss?
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  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,086 MFP Moderator
    psulemon wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    SLLRunner wrote: »
    dykask wrote: »
    @dykask, why don't you start your own thread in the debate area about how CICO doesn't work. I'd like to ask what you consider short term.

    Done that, it doesn't work because there are too many people here pushing their CICO/exercise agenda. There are a bunch of people here that jump on anyone not spouting their dogma. It is a very hostile environment. There is a mentality that is all about logging, portion control and moving more ... anything outside of that just isn't even listened too by that crowd.

    I don't have any personal agenda other than trying to understand what is working or not working better. After years of pain and suffering from trying to follow the CICO method, I cured my hunger problem and I lost a good chunk of weight without suffering. It was also very easy to do once I figured out what was holding me back. Now I'm running out of weight to lose and I'm focused on better health.

    It just irks me when someone that wasn't around when I lost the weight thinks they know what I did and says I don't know what I did. Also, for the record I've never referred to sugar as evil, I'm not that stupid. (That is the CICO pushers saying that. It is a lame attempt to try and minimize comments they don't agree with.)

    As for the CICO topic, there is a great deal written about it all over the web. A thread here won't change anyone's mind. Besides it is thrown into almost every thread, it is pretty much endless and mindless here. Probably a decade from now, those same people will be saying they tried to tell people it wasn't just about total calories.

    How wonderful that you accomplished weight loss without literally counting calories! :)

    Still doesn't mean that CICO didn't work for you. It simply means that you found a sustainable way for you to eat at a deficit, hence you dropped your weight. There are as many successes for those who don't literally count calories as with those who do.

    There are all kinds of things written all over the web, especially about weight loss methods that are nothing but hyperbole based on myth and a desire to sell product.

    Again another person that claims they know what I'm doing what I did more than I do. You are simply incorrect. I spent two years torturing myself tying to make calorie deficit and exercise work after it quite working for me. While I could move my weight, it wouldn't stick. Then I started changing what foods I ate and that made a huge difference in both my weight and workout performance. Even eating more calories than before, I lost weight with less exercise time. I did start the changes with a minor additional deficit but quickly started adding back healthy foods. I ended up losing 8kg and eating more per day than what I was doing for two years but a different mix of food and largely free of refined sugar. The main benefit was the loss of the driving hunger.

    Now my weight is a couple kg lower, but I'm playing around with meal timing and other ideas. I'm going to start measuring bio markers like blood glucose and chart those and make decisions about what I do. However I'm at a different point now from where I was a the beginning of the year having reduced my body fat by about 8%. (~28% to ~20%) My goal is to reduce my insulin resistance at this point and move my body fat down to about 15%. However at this point I could care less about how many calories I eat, I care about how I feel and how my body is responding. I'm not going to torture myself anymore with trying to maintain calorie deficits which I can't even really control.

    You keep saying that, but since you didn't log, you can't prove it. Your claims mean nothing.

    Everyone who thinks they have discovered some way of hacking the body's hormonal systems makes outrageous claims about their calorie consumption.

    I remember once going to a website that promoted a high starch diet, and they showed a plate of a typical day's food claiming it was 3000 calories. Being an experienced calorie counter and food logger myself, I quickly ran my own count on the plate. If was probably worth 1500.

    I've been eating 2500 kc /day and above. I've seen countless thread were people attack logs. Besides most people here don't have a clue about a lot of Japanese foods. The calorie counting mindset here is simply insane and I'm not going to play that game.

    Proof is simple, removed added refined sugar from your diet and see what happens. Replace it with things like nuts or complex carbs. If you have too much visceral fat like I did you probably start losing it.

    So go eat 5000 calories of a low carb high fat diet and report back in sevarl months.

    He's not a low carber. Funny thing is that when he landed here on MFP he thought low-carbers are the most confrontational people. I think he has already changed his mind on that, isn't it? :smile:

    Oh i know he's not, but if he really believes sugar negates CICO, which it doesn't, then going low carb and eating a ton of calories while doing so would disprove his own theories.
  • psuLemon
    psuLemon Posts: 38,086 MFP Moderator
    dykask wrote: »
    Hornsby wrote: »
    Stupid facts getting in the way of your feelers again I see.

    Some of the facts are:
    1) No one can actually accurately count calories in. Weight of food isn't enough because the makeup of food also varies and the base values are just estimates. The variations over geographic regions can be large. There are also variations in food based on what the weather was, the soil conditions and how the food was grown.
    2) The way calories are measured isn't the way calories are metabolized in the body. Different types of food is handled differently and even that varies depending on the needs of the body.
    3) There are many types of proteins, sugars and fats and the different types often metabolize completely differently. It isn't as simple as proteins, carbs and fats.
    4) Absorption what makes it into the bloodstream varies by many factors including the nutrients in the food, physical factors and even the bacterial mix living in the gut. (Typically over 100 trillion bacteria of several thousand different types.)
    5) No one can accurately measure how many calories are used every day. Even doing that in a lab is difficult and open to many errors. Again people of the same mass can use widely different amounts of calories.
    6) There are wide variations in peoples body functions and even small differences have large impacts on energy usages. These functions are largely out of people's direct control and these functions vary over time.
    7) Pretty much everything in the human body is driven by hormones. That goes from building or losing muscles, body temperature to storage of fat. For example a man and woman of the same mass eating the same amount with the same activity level will result in the woman have much higher bodyfat than the man. That is hormones in action.

    CICO is basically a gross reductionism which ignores a lot of important variables.

    So largely your argument against CICO is the inaccuracy of understanding what is actually your CI or CO. None of which actually disproves it. It just means its harder to understand where your sweet spot is. And while you may not be able to find that based on where you live, it's fairly easy to know I maintain weight at roughly 3000 calories. And I have figured this out a long time ago regardless if I ate Paleo, IF, IIFYM or whatever diet I ate. I know... shocking right. And I don't eat much added sugar.