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
Keep eating the eggs. Eggs are nutritious. Good nutrition is a key to your goal. Eggs are not the "cause". It's other "stuff" you're eating that's the "cause"...
The keys to weight loss are three things:
(1.) Excellent nutrition, and (2.) Continuous movement (3.) The intelligence and ingenuity to insert (1.) and (2.) into an already full and busy schedule (especially, when kids are in the picture).
If you study these three things, you will slowly realize this is not an easy. Particularly, if you're barely making ends meet. In other words, without some serious smarts and resourcefulness, if you don't have either the time or money, most will fail...and, most do (fail), do they not? The tip is, "Take it slow, take it easy". Start with the easiest meal of the day and, imo, the most critical...
Try and eat breakfast as clean, as cheaply & with the least amount of cooking as possible. Like I said, weight loss is tough without serious thought and intention. While you cement this habit, get a pedometer and slowly add steps into your daily routine. Once you've firmly etched these two "routines" into your psyche, you've laid a solid foundation for your weight loss program. From there, then, build from the ground, up. It will work. Good luck!View Thread