An_260214, can you answer me this question since you seem to know a lot about calories...
1. There are approximately 28 cups of green beans in 1200 calories or 560 green beans, total. 560 cooked green beans weighs approximately 10 pounds. Green beans consist of 3% fat, 77% carbs, 20% protein
2. There are approximately 120 potato chips, total, in 1200 calories. 120 potato chips weighs 0.50 lbs or roughly 8 ozs. Potato chips consist of 60% fat, 35% carbs, 5% protein
Which food provides better nutrition, provides more heart healthy fiber, lower her blood pressure and help prevent Type 2 Diabetes, will dramatically increase her water consumption, provide more energy and keep her full throughout the day? 10 pounds of green beans or 1/2 pound of potato chips?
If you think all calories are the same, then go with the 1200 calories, buddy. But, if I've convinced you that counting calories are for nincompoops, then have your wife start eating more fruits and vegetables and fewer potato chips and she will lose weight, naturally.View Thread
Do you know why Warren Buffet invests in insurance and banking? Because they don't lose money. These businesses employ the majority of actuaries in the world whose responsibility is to calculate risk. That's it; that's all they do. Warren Buffet believes you're at risk no matter what you say. I'll go with Buffet on this one.
Improve your diet, exercise, everyday, and feel much better. Aint got nothin' to do with money.View Thread
Suggesting to "skip breakfast" implies you believe weight loss is about (cutting back) "calories" and going hungry... which means you probably buy foods labeled "Light", "Lite" or "Low Cal"... and, believe "diet sodas" help... and use HCG, Green Coffee Beans and similar "appetite suppressants"... and, you like your "cheat days" once or twice a week... but, most of all, you think "diets" are really smart... So, based on that, I could see how skipping breakfast makes perfect sense.
Does it have to be "perfect"? Does it have to be on your terms (for you to be healthy)? People come to these boards, post a question and don't even have the courtesy to say "thanks" or "thanks but no thanks". They probably didn't like what they heard so they rejected it, immediately. They dismiss a new perception as unacceptable as if their perception is correct and true. From my perspective, this board is basically an exercise of (mental) tolerance...the willingness to acknowledge that your way is not working and you need to adopt new perceptions to allow you make changes in the way you live.. Nobody with any sanity goes to a gym unless going to the gym is an important and essential thing to do. If you felt that way, right now, it wouldn't matter if the owner wore a thong and rubbed peanut butter on his legs...
...The exact same thing I do! Keep an open mind until you're six feet under.View Thread
It is impossible to lose 10 lbs, long term, without changes in lifestyle.
It is not impossible to lose 10 lbs with thyroid disease if you focus on resolving your thyroid disease.
It is impossible to lose 10 lbs if you believe thyroid disease is preventing you from losing 10 lbs.
Do you believe that there's a root cause for non-congenital thyroid dysfunction? Do you think diet can effect hormone chemistry in the human body? If no, can you please explain the science behind this ground breaking assumption?View Thread
My diet includes "cheetos". It includes "M & M peanuts". It includes "homemade carrot cake" with cream cheese frosting. I like to eat "In-N-Out burgers", too. But, it also includes a predominance of "power foods": fruits and vegetables, nuts, all kinds of beans & eggs. In other words, I don't deny myself anything because my core diet is powerful and will overcome the small amount of junk I occasionally enjoy.
I can spot the people, here, who will fail to lose weight very easily. They're "label readers" and "calorie counters". They will, forever, gain back whatever they lose. After 40 years of "low cal" & "non-fat" baloney, they have learned nothing.
A proper diet has no "labels" to read. Oranges don't have labels. Cilantro and green onions have none, either. 1200 calories is one of the most idiotic and insipid concepts passed around this board. My 1200 calories is 5 times the weight and volume of most "label readers" and "calorie counters". Why? Because, my 1200 calories contains massive amounts of water and fiber (and very little sugar) which represent zero calories. How do you cut back on sugar intake?
Sugar cravings occur when you're hungry. You're hungry because you can't eat enough because the serving sizes on the labels of processed food are a joke. Eat a proper diet and you won't be hungry. Plus, you "deny" yourself nothing! View Thread
Is exercise a fundamental to good health? Absolutely, we are meant to move! Is restricting calories and cutting fat from your diet a fundamental to good health? Absolutely not! If it were, everyone would be lining up for weight loss surgery and buying the latest designer-appetite-suppressant-of-the-month. A balanced diet high in nutrition is not only a cornerstone of good health, it's essential to sustaining stable weight, long term.
Now, if optimizing health is the goal, then what you should be trying to accomplish is no different than what Lebron and Kobe strive for every season. Peak conditioning for both energy, endurance and power...
So, tell me, do you think those two studs eat "hard boiled egg whites", exclusively? Eat, Eat, Eat and strive for maximum nutrition every bite.View Thread
30 years ago, my wife got the best advice from my sister in-law who happened to be a gynecologist...
"Get in the best shape of your life becausea baby will force your body to do things you will not believe, possible." The better you prepare your body for childbirth, the less pain and discomfort, the less chance of complications, the easier the recovery, post delivery.
"Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe." - Abraham LincolnView Thread