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  • Yes it's routine and boring but have always been an advocate of moderation in everything. I just make sure I have a diet that is varied and includes a fair share of fresh vegetables and fruits. Moderate portions. But also a fair share of carbs, and a modest number of sugary treats. Eat out (or takeout) one meal a week or…
  • Without a doubt this was the main reason why I began losing weight. We are surrounded by high caloric density easily obtainable food and it takes a daily log over a long period of time to really understand where the calories are coming from. Now I can look at most meals and estimate the calories pretty well - but there is…
  • The Quest bar seems to be a love or hate thing. I've had 2 and reaction for me is... oof. Strange aftertaste and consistency. I guess there was some lawsuit about misrepresenting calories or fiber content, not sure about the outcome. Personally I like Kind bars for a 200 calorie treat. Kinda pricey though at $1.50 a piece.
  • Like anything else, the reality is not as simple as we would like it to be. There are many factors leading to the obesity crisis in the USA. I agree with some of the conclusions of that investigation. Corporations absolutely have made trillions by addicting us to high-profit foods, particularly sugar laden foods. We are…
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  • Probably 4 weeks or so for me to notice a size difference, but the increase in energy for me once I stopped consuming too many carbs and sugars was almost immediate. About 12 weeks for my wife to say "you're getting skinny", which is FAR from the truth but it was nice of her to say. LOL.
  • You can't fool mother nature. Barring some medical issue if you consume fewer calories than your set-point and you do that constantly, you WILL lose weight over time. Since it takes ~3500 calorie deficit to get a pound (~.5 kg) off this won't happen instantly that's for sure. After all it probably took you a long time to…
  • I'm sure everyone has a different approach. For me, I eliminated salty snacks like chips entirely. Didn't have any other choice because for me they lead to instant weight gain. I think that you tend to overeat those since they usually aren't in easily measurable quantities. You can consume 500 calories in minutes, and…
  • Not sure what you mean by "cheat day" exactly. Are there occasional meal that exceeds my target caloric intake? Sure, this happens once every week or two to me, usually some work event I have to attend, or a special meal like Christmas or Thanksgiving or New Years. What it comes down to is that you have to learn to pay…