I'm a "vegetarian". I eat the following all day long... 1. Lays Potato chips 2. Snickers 3. Oreo cookies 4. Doritos 5. Mayonnaise
A "Vegetarian" diet has nothing to do with healthy consumption.
Eat a variety of fresh, whole "Plant based" diet. That's whole fruit, whole veggies, whole grains, whole seeds/nuts. There's is zero ambiguity, zero deception, and zero inflammatory reaction from this diet. Stay away from sugar-added anything for a bit until your body heals, you'll be right as rain...
Plus, you won't have to carry around no more litmus paper, either.View Thread
Laxatives (like sleeping pills) are one of the most abused drugs in this country. Just ask anyone whose hooked on 'em what it's done to their bowels. Same goes for smoothies. Drink these for a long time and watch what it does to your digestive tract. Do you have any idea how many calories your body burns chewing and digesting food? or, forming stools? Yeah. Exactly...
Note: I saw a new microwaveable bowl that allows you to cook, eat, then, store your meal without washing a thing! Brilliant! Just one more "convenience" to make our lazy a$$s even bigger!View Thread
Patience. Have you seen anyone on TV, in a magazine or on the street who's fit with a big belly? Like changing diapers, the difference between doing something on faith vs. expectation is only happiness.View Thread
What the gastric bypass surgery does in most cases is allow the individual to eat less of what they normally ate...because the pouch capacity represents just 15-20% of their original stomach, it's drastically less. In essence, you've been on a "diet" for the last 9 years!
And, you think a "diet", will solve the problem, huh?...
The only way to lose weight for a lifetime is to eat foods that are "nutritious", not "delicious". Quitting "delicious" is exactly, I mean exactly, like quitting cigarettes...I know; I was two packs a day for 25 years! Once you stop eating processed & cheap restaurant food for 6 months, just the smell of it will make you nauseous....I know; I used to live on dollar tacos & Six Dollar burgers/fries. And best yet, once your body repairs itself from the decades of chronic inflammation and food intolerance and your gut is finally allowed to cultivate a proper bacteria population, you will not only return to normal appetite (& blood glucose; am I right?) levels, your body can easily handle the occasional "old favorites" without losing control of your weight & fitness levels. The "idea", my friend, aint another "diet". It's the same message you've been told your entire life. Nutritious! Not Delicious! Just wrapped in different paper, but, always, the same...View Thread
imho, eating less calories but continuing to consume harmful, inflammatory foods (red meat, massive starch, glutamates and insane dosing of preservatives) will result in getting you to one place, only. ...big and getting bigger. (read the "history of diets" in wikipedia)
The kicker in the groin for all of us? As we age, our bodies are changing, dramatically, becoming more debilitated from the effects of decades of repeatedly poor lifestyle choices, while slowing down and losing bone and muscle mass. Muscles are the #1 defense against obesity and Type 2 Diabetes. If you think that doesn't apply to you, guess what? The aging process began in your 20's! Sound depressing? To most, sure. But, to some it represents a challenge! To test your limits and understanding of how your body works and, hopefully, learn to optimize the tools you have remaining. I'm 58 and feel better (less stress), now, than at anytime in my life!
There are 7 billion people on the planet and 4 billion have never spent a second wondering how many calories they consumed in a day...3 billion who've never seen a treadmill, let alone, sweated their azz off on one. Do you think it's all "genetic"? Do you think their "lucky"? What is it about this country (USA) that causes people to get fat? Maybe, it's Obama's fault?
The truth is food is "medicine" and, we're the absolute best at transforming it into delicious "poison". In a capitalistic society, sex may sell but delicious is freakin' gold. So, in a nutshell, eat un-poisoned food till the cows come home and you'll, still, never have to count another "calorie", again...just like the 4 billion "geniuses" I mentioned, above.View Thread
Every single lifestyle disease...arthritis, osteoporosis, alzheimer's, obesity, heart disease, diabetes, many cancers, fatty liver disease and, yes, even kidney disease... respond miraculously from a steady diet of fresh, whole foods (& very little red meat) and moderate levels of activity throughout the day. Excessive sugar and glutamates (present in all processed foods) cause chronic tissue inflammation.
What does this mean?
It means, if all the various lifestyle "diseases" positively respond to thesame "therapy" (consumption of a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts and little to no red meat, plus, maintain an active lifestyle), then "they" are more "injury" than they are "disease". We've all witnessed our body's capacity to heal wounds and replenish healthy, fully functional tissue after injury...Kidney tissue, included.View Thread
If you broke an arm or tore your achilles, your doctor would instruct you to see a therapist for rehab. You would receive instructions on diet (super clean), exercise, no cigarettes, no alcohol, no Dr. Oz "healthy" supplements and get lots of rest. You may get scripts for pain but advised to stop as soon as you can tolerate. You would start off very slow and gently so as to not cause further injury. As you began to rebuild strength and lose most of the initial soreness, you would be instructed to step up the exercise in both intensity and duration until the arm or achilles has returned to full strength. The younger you are, the faster your recovery. This works in your favor!
This is exactly how you treat weight loss. You need "motivation" because you try too much at the beginning. When you perform exercise, correctly, it's enjoyable and makes you feel better. It lifts your spirits and relaxes. If you treated your obesity for what it is, more "injury" than disease, you would see how patience is the key to success.
"No matter what we do it will never amount to anything more than a single drop in a limitless ocean".
"But, what is an ocean but a multitude of drops?"
Your journey doesn't end once you lose 50 lbs because, once you lose 50 lbs, you'll know that the journey had little to do with "losing weight". It's about healing your "injury". It's about patience and finding peace. Once you have that, all doors will open.
PS: You can find both no matter how much you "weigh".View Thread
I'm a "corgilover". When I walk them at a local shopping complex on the weekends, they make every person smile. I think you need to find your way back to the horses. Animals make you happiest. Your resurrection must start with an idea. It's time to follow their (doxies) lead. That's what I've done and the results are astounding.View Thread
Sometimes people offer help but posters either ignore the answer or, worst, get mad? People fail to understand that someone 19 may not have the same life experience as someone 69. Living in different parts of the country (urban, suburb, rural) present different challenges. Men have different physiology than women. People over 50 are confronted with powerful hormonal changes. A person with PCOS, Type 2 Diabetes and GERD will react differently to exercise and dietary changes than someone, 25, and just slightly overweight. A person suffering from depression and taking steroidal based medications will have different challenges than someone with sleep apnea who needs a hip replacement...In other words, the advise you get may not be right for you because you're different.
That's why it's so important to treat each other with respect when posting questions to a weight loss community. Everybody is different! If you don't provide sufficient information about yourself, you may get an answer that will be of no help to you. But, whose fault is that? The person who took the time to answer? Or, maybe, it's the person asking the question (because they didn't provide nearly enough information about themselves in the first place)?
The bottom line, regardless, is respect. When you get an answer, just remember one thing: nobody's getting paid, here, so check "mad" at the door. Plus, your answers are only as good as your question.
Ask lousy questions, expect crummy answers. Like the one you asked...View Thread