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  • I'm currently combining Intermittent Fasting w a Keto approach. The top "IF" doctors claim much loose skin, old cells, old mitochondria, etc. can be reused / recycled if you enter a physiological state called 'atophogy' - which can happen through fasting. Dr. Berg has hundreds of videos on YouTube. Most videos typically 3…
  • Congratulations! You're committed, and you're likely building some muscle, which weighs more than fat. Having fun is so great to read, the Negative Nancy's can become a bore. There is reportedly a free **phone app** that you can snap your picture, and it will estimate your body fat composition! I'm planning to try it. At…
  • Dr. Berg is very good, hundreds or possibly thousands of videos on YouTube. Most videos typically 3 - 10 minutes. IF can be 12 hours, 16 hours, 24 hours, or more. I'm doing OMAD now (one meal a day). There are legal cheat foods... cruciferous veggies, tea, coffee (no sugar), etc. Dr. Jason Fung another early proponent of…
  • When I did it, I combined it with lengthy walks in hopes of burning fat. Ate late lunch and dinner, both low cal veggie. Nothing from about 8 PM to 12 noon. Walk in the AM. Especially on weekends. Second half of the walk defintely tougher, but helped in my goals.
  • I'll add nuance to your question. Foods that are healthy, filling, and can be tweaked / livened up. 1. Celery 2. Cucumbers 3. Carrots (add all 3 together!) 4. Salad Very low cal; I add a few croutons, then moderate or low cal dressing. Good luck.
  • NSVs 1. A new Amazon belt that wouldn't fit; now fits, and can go down to the 2nd or 3rd hole. 2. Glimpses of abs. 3. Leg muscles emerging (thank you, hiking). 4. Went from walking 1 creekside trail for 1 hour; to 2 hours; to 2 hrs in 102 degree weather on an empty stomach; to hiking 1 hour (moderate trail); to hiking 2…
  • Great suggestion. I've thought about it, getting the ingredients from Sprouts, etc. Can you share a recipe?
  • Congratulations on your success! Way to go. Yes, you'll want to "eat back" a certain percentage of your excercise calories. Some say 100%, some less. I target around 50%. Why? 1. These online apps and formulas are all over the map on how many calories I really burn when I excercise. 2. I'm still a ways away from goal…
  • Ballpark 50-75%. The estimates are all over the place for how many calories are burned hiking, as one example.
  • Congratulations. Great job! 1. BMI - good for a general idea, rough on the extremes. I'm 6'6" - 20 years ago I was a fairly lean 230; had hiked through Europe for 10 weeks with a 40# pack, legs were shredded, eating maybe 2 meals / day. I went to a University medical doctor who first said I should weigh 196#. I told him he…
  • Newer MFP user. Started out tracking protein, trying to up those calories... yesterday, ate at a deficit (as typical) ... gained 1.2 pounds. Yes, carbs up to 200-210G ... is that considered a lot for a 240-280 pound man trying to lose? What's a realistic low-carb goal - 100G per day? I started out eating too little, with…
  • Do any of these apps also graphically track carbs, protein & calories?
  • My Magical Ingredient is Diet Coke. DC + cheeseburger = 0 calories DC + onion rings = 0 calories
  • Possibly. Interesting little item. My former skipper (amateur sailing) was an ex-Marine. Once a Marine, always a Marine. He claimed a large weight gain of muscle during his entrance into the Marines by the time he came home for Christmas. His Mother was astounded at his weight gain in several months. He attributed it to…
  • I understand your first point, which I'll accept for brevity sake. I had one relative in Overesters Anonymous confide she took home leftovers on holidays, plus hid desserts in her purse. When I temporarily stayed with another friend, I saw she had a half-gallon jug of malt balls under her bed. The second woman was well…
  • There is one cute couple, she is from Central America, had a baby. An older white giy and his Asian bride seem happy. No. Not practical.
  • I have some old unbreakable dinnerware from the 70s in storage ... the bowls and cups are 50% smsller than what is used today. I visited friends in Cologne, Germany years ago. We went to the movies, got popcorn. A littld paper tube like we had in the 60s... no extra butter, no jalapeno salt. About 1/20th of what is in our…
  • A hyper-thin, highly intelligent Asian woman spending every open minute in the Dining Commons isn't a 'part-time' observation. At some point she told us, "I get tired of eating, I want to move to an apartment, but I won't be able to afford the food bill." She was under doctor's care. Just as its theoretically impossible…
  • You mean like 90 Day Fiance? Where nerdy, aging Americans instantly fall in love with hot, or semi hot foreigners with tempers or severe attitudes, get married in 90 days, ... and then if blows up? Surprised? No courtship. No reasonable expectations. No conflict resolution.
  • A frozen talapia pack; 110 calories, 19G protein per serving. Microwave.
  • Consider the young women I noted above. I'm not a scientist, they were both under doctor's care. Two individuals out of 1,000. Metabolism?, hormones?, not my expertise. I agree many of most should be able to lose weight.
  • Evil Hollywood? I only caught 1 or 2 episodes ... agreed, completely unrealistic excercise and eating models ... no way to replicate at home. Could they be taught how to eat 2,000 CPD, at home, not eating chef-cooked meals? Shown how to excercise at home or the local gym, unsupervised?
  • Everyone? False. There was a young woman in my college dorms decades ago who ate like a bird, was a very good athlete, and was a big woman. Her roommate confirmed she ate very little. Some kind of glandular problem. Same dorm complex, a super thin Asian woman would out eat football players. One hundred pounds or less. She…
  • "Weight loss still comes down to calorie deficits and energy expenditures ***for everyone,*** " I wouldn't agree "for everyone". One woman in college ate like a bird, her roommate confirmed she ate like a bird, and she was a big woman. One of my dorm mates was a petite Asian woman who weighed maybe 100 pounds, stick thin,…
  • heybales, Thank You. So if I'm currently losing 1-2 pounds per week, hiking, light-moderate lifting (after being sedentary), protein at 100-150g per day, is it safe to assume 70-80% of the weight loss is Fat? Or more?
  • Would Cellular Protein have been a better title? Most seem to have skipped this paragraph: "Endocrinologists have known for decades that the science of weight is far more complicated than calorie deficits and energy expenditures...." Not negating that many, or most, can lose weight on a caloric deficit. It would be…
  • "In a study of former contestants on a season of the weight-loss reality show The Biggest Loser, scientists found that years later, the contestants not only had gained back much or all of the weight they’d lost on the show, but also had far weaker metabolisms than most people their size. The contestants’ bodies had fought…
  • I agree and disagree. I've known many family members and friends who either miscalculate food quantities, leave out food, or cheat on almost every 'diet'. Many eat 50-75% of the programmed food quantities, and then add another 500-1500 calories on top of the program. Maybe they're good for 3-5 days, then they run to fast…
  • Novus, are you so sure? Really? And yes, a new potential scientific breakthrough. There have been times when I was younger, ate minimally, and sometimes I lost weight... and sometimes I didn't. This, with 30 minutes of StairMaster and lifting weights 5 or more days a week. And I was operating under the belief I needed 2200…
  • Thank you. I'll have to read this again a time or two. Yes, out of shape former semi athlete, trying to up my knowledge. Started at 6'6" 315, now 282. Current GW of 245 or possibly 235. My quickie understanding of how the body uses fuel is this: 1. Food in the digestive tract 2. Glycogen 3. Fat 4. Muscle Is this close? I…
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