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  • This is clickbait that references an article that references a study. Why would you bother posting at all if this is what you use to back yourself up?
  • My science background is concrete research so I am no more qualified to parse anything but it doesn't seem to stop the fat cells being formed in the first place, it's for already obese mice. The impression I'm getting is that it's more like RNA-guided liposuction? The fat could get reabsorbed into the bloodstream for…
  • The lunches I prep myself cost less than £5 a week. If I was eating out it would be closer to £5/day or an extra £1000/ year. Easy choice.
  • I have only done this using the dove farm gluten free blend (rice, potato, tapioca) but you don't get the same flavour as you would using wheat flour. It just doesn't cook out the same way as wheat. Even that time I basically burned it trying. The gumbo was still great tho even without it. Chickpea flour might be worth a…
  • You don't actually have to lose 25lb if you don't want to. What's the real goal? Seeing a different number on a scale doesn't change much so what is it you actually want? Look at that real goal, look at what you need to do to get there (reasonable, sustainable, prolonged calorie cut) and just make the decision. When you…
  • I've felt the same way at 150lb and >100lb. Our body is not the problem. I've curated all my social media to move away from celebrating thinness and weight loss towards body positivity and found it is helping, or at least it's not getting worse. No more #bodygoals, or before and afters or top-tips-to-lose-bellyfat. It's…
  • The embarrassment and the need to "control" your bad habits are more problematic than a couple of spoonfuls of sugar. In my mind anyway. Is this hot chocolate/ sugar snacking done in a panicky, fast as possible, pretend it's not happening kind of way? Only asking because I will occasionally do the same thing with as many…
  • I am also really pale and once they fade (which they will, just give it time, you don't need any special products) it's an advantage! They go silvery and it doesn't show up as much on very pale skin. I don't think it does anyway. I have a few on the inside of my upper arms as well as on my thighs and I noticed them for the…
  • What's your excuse for getting to presumably an adult stage in life without figuring out that not everyone has the same life you do? As well as pushing the table away, try pulling your eyelids up and reading about some other perspectives. Food is comforting (humans are still animals after all), food is a social experience,…
  • You're saying "no therapists" because you already know this is something you should see a therapist for, right?
  • You don't necessarily need to recover from anything other than the original stress. Using food as a comfort sometimes isn't something to recover from, it's a natural human impulse. If it's something that starts to happen regularly, if you don't have any other ways of dealing with stress, if you feel out of control or if it…
  • Sounds like you have a decent handle on what might be the cause tbh, you know your body best and feeling hungry due to fertility cycle is a well known thing. Only insight I have is that it would be okay to eat a bit more on days where you do feel hungry, without trying to make up for it some other way. Of course you can…
  • Well, with those kind of comments... they started it. "That isn't a very polite thing to say" is a decent response too, people will say mad things to family that they would never dream of saying to anyone else.
  • You're right to be thinking "What is the point?" Is the point to feel more acceptable? To get your mother off your back? To manage your food addiction/ broken relationship with food? Being "thin" won't fix any of these things. Pinning your hopes for happiness on weight loss is a recipe for disaster because you end up the…
  • Same here. About 250kg of steamed mixed veg and 70-80g of cooked chicken breast is a decent lunch for me. Usually about 250kcal and 28g of protein. Scale up as needed, I am a small person. Add seasoning and hot sauce for flavour and minimal additional kcal.
  • The "extra" calories you get in maintenance can be made up of anything. Same for the calories you cut to get back to a deficit. I would rather cut pasta or bread portions or reduce my alcohol than not be able to have the occasional crunchie after dinner. Make whatever choice is easiest for you personally.
  • I have £10 a day for this week to buy lunch but I spend less than that Monday to Friday. If I spend more than £10 on the weekend will I still have any money left? Depends how much you under-spend and overspend, doesn't it? This is a budget. Exercise nets you an extra few £ but it's still all numbers.
  • Tbh that's just further proof that you don't need to eat 1200kcal to lose. You didn't gain anywhere near what you should have if you really had a TDEE of ~1500. And I also think it's evidence that you definitely shouldn't, not with a history of binge eating/ drinking. I've been there too (gained about 20lb in 6 miserable…
  • It would be handy if it was a thing, because then nobody would ever starve to death. But they do, so it's not. If you're severely undereating you're probably lethargic, tired, cold, unable to function normally, so your everyday activity levels go down. That's your body conserving energy (not storing precious calories as…
  • If your true TDEE was 1519 and you normally eat 2400+kcal you would be gaining about 1.7lb a week. Or 40lb over 6 months. Is that what is happening? TDEE calculators are estimates, your activity level is an estimate, even logging food with a food scale is an estimate (albeit the most accurate kind). The most relevant data…
  • If that's a 200ml bottle like mine that's a lot of oil in a week??? I use an oil spray but only because I have a tendency to glug from a larger bottle and the spray is handier. Lost 40lb without it the first time round and I can't say it's making much difference getting rid of the 10lb regain.
  • It sounds to me like you've got a bit of a complex about "junk food". You say you stay within your calories, means you understand that calories are king here for weightloss. So what is it about this "junk food" that makes those calories any different to "healthy" calories? Nothing. Food is food. Balance the calorie dense…
  • In my experience, yes. But it could be unrelated as well, could be seasonal, hormonal, emotional, like others said maybe it is just real fatigue. I find when I'm just generally down in the dumps my body, my weightloss (or lack thereof), the drudgery of eating at a deficit etc etc is an easy thing to blame but it's not…
  • If a lot of people disagree with you, and tell you so, the simplest answer is not hivemind conspiracy.
  • And also used as stick to poke people. Along with yoga, marijuana, meditation, gluten free diets and who knows what else. Preventing depression is like saying you've cured cancer. Which type? What stage? Who doesn't it work for? Does it come back? It's more complicated than that. I don't enjoy the over simplification.
  • "Reducing risk" is not "preventing" and this is not a one-size-fits-all solution.
  • If I could hatch socialist birds for the picket line I would actually consider breeding.
  • Same, hen friends. Same. I assume my eggs are also bad angry eggs.
  • Agreed. That comment is absolutely ridiculous. I understand wanting to defend yourself but you're under no obligation to justify anything to anyone here, especially people like that. He's projecting so hard it should come with trailers and a concessions stand.
  • That rate of loss seems very fast, generally it's not recommended to lose more than 2lb/ 1kg a week. If you are doing this for medical reasons I assume a doctor has advised you that it's safe to lose so quickly? To lose 1.25kg/ 2.75lb a week you would need to create a daily deficit of about 1400kcal. From your stats and…
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