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Old 03-22-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
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The Great Diet Debate: Calories, Carbs and Fat

GentlePosters, start your keyboards. Want to tout Paleo? Post it here. We've got room for low-fat diets here too. Or the Mediterranean Diet. Or Vegan. Whatever your favorite diet has been, feel free to argue its merits here. Be as no-holds-barred as long as you play by the Rules. And for heaven's sake, have fun!

OK, done channeling my Catholic school discipline gene now...
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:39 PM   #2
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GentlePosters, start your keyboards. Want to tout Paleo? Post it here. We've got room for low-fat diets here too. Or the Mediterranean Diet. Or Vegan. Whatever your favorite diet has been, feel free to argue its merits here. Be as no-holds-barred as long as you play by the Rules. And for heaven's sake, have fun!

OK, done channeling my Catholic school discipline gene now...
Although posted as a "tongue in cheek", I like the idea of a "so you want to argue with me" thread.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:03 AM   #3
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We who are fat are fat because we eat more food than we need. Just eat less. Simple arithmetic - Calories taken in need to less than calories burned to lose weight.

Everything else is just window dressing.
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Old 03-23-2014, 12:15 AM   #4
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An appointment with the guillotine renders the question irrelevant.

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Old 03-23-2014, 12:19 AM   #5
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I see nothing wrong with talking about diets. My mother used to say she would not comment on my diet or ask how it was going because bringing attention to it could jinx it. For me, I felt like she didn't see any results (or didn't care) so that in itself set me up for failure. That is why I like the encouragement of the "Whose Trying to Lose Weight" thread. I even got kicked in the butt by PF yesterday and it got me going. We need that.

I don't "diet" anymore, plain and simple. I watch what I eat, let myself cheat now and then, exercise how and when I can and know that if I am doing the best I can it is enough. So the debate about calories, carbs and fat is lost on me. I have to watch my cholesterol, and since my gall bladder surgery and liver troubles there are certain things I can't eat.
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Old 03-23-2014, 04:47 AM   #7
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Talking about diets always reminds me of this fitness quote from Cher.

"If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body."

I try to keep the needle on the scale pointed down instead of up. I try to eat a low carb diet and lose at an almost imperceptible rate. I have lost 47 pounds over the last couple of years and my numbers for blood pressure, A1C etc... have improved.

I find the process to be tedious and boring, I could revert to my old habits in the blink of an eye!
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:28 AM   #8
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I see nothing wrong with talking about diets. My mother used to say she would not comment on my diet or ask how it was going because bringing attention to it could jinx it. For me, I felt like she didn't see any results (or didn't care) so that in itself set me up for failure. That is why I like the encouragement of the "Whose Trying to Lose Weight" thread. I even got kicked in the butt by PF yesterday and it got me going. We need that.
I tried to be gentle.

I increase protein, lower carbs and walk 30 minutes 5 days a week and strengthening 30 minutes 2 days a week. The only processed foods I am eating are salad greens and juices.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:41 PM   #10
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Talking about diets always reminds me of this fitness quote from Cher.

"If it came in a bottle, everybody would have a great body."

I try to keep the needle on the scale pointed down instead of up. I try to eat a low carb diet and lose at an almost imperceptible rate. I have lost 47 pounds over the last couple of years and my numbers for blood pressure, A1C etc... have improved.

I find the process to be tedious and boring, I could revert to my old habits in the blink of an eye!
Like Aunt Bea, I have changed my eating habits. Unlike Aunt Bea, I do not find the process to be tedious and boring. I do not foresee reverting to my old way of eating ever.
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