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Anybody trying to lose weight ? heres my story. of 6 days 7lbs lost

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sethnintendo said:
gergroy said:
I’ve tried stuff like you described many times. Always lots of results at first and then nothing. I did lose about 70 pounds this summer, but I did so with portion control and exercise. I was at 266 back in May and now I’m down to 194.

Damn now it's time to get the ladies!  If I go under 200 lbs I look like a crackhead.  215 to 220 is my optimal weight for my body type.

How tall are you? I'm 1.9m  and 97kg



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Just over a year ago, I lost a lot of weight by restricting my eating to within an 8 hour period, the other 16 hours I would only drink water. Each week I was noticing weight loss. I didn't weigh myself because I didn't want to deal with the inaccurate, cheap scales I have and in my experience, knowing my weight is just demoralising. But I was going down belt notches and clothes were getting too big for me, plus I was getting more energy. After 3 months I was feeling great.

It's a shame I got too confident in my ability to lose weight and just put it all back on.

Last edited by Landale_Star - on 01 September 2019

I had found my weight crept up over a number of years, to get over 250 lbs. It was going to spiral even worse out of control, as I was looking at approaching 300 lbs if I didn't make changes.  I did.  I am now below 190 lbs.  I am looking to get around 175 lbs that I was around high school.  I am going on about a year down from my top weight.  I started partly late September 2018 and kicked in the full process close to November 2018.  I should naturally be thin.  When I was in the Army, by weight got below 150 lbs and didn't put on muscle.  How I put on that much weight is a mystery.  I should be thin. 

I did not work out at all or go to a gym.  I did a bit of walking.  I am now walking several miles home from work during week days.  The basis of what I did is following:

* The basic premise of what I did that works is that you eat carb level to match your lifestyle and less if you need to lose weight.  If you work out more, eat more carbs.  Eat sufficient protein.  It is Ketoish. Where I am now, I am having more carbs, but trying to eat the right types.  I walk miles so I can afford it.

* I did mostly Keto, with some differences.  I ended up eating pro-Keto food, and restricted food that wasn't Keto.  In this, it was meat and green vegetables, but low in starches.  It was also avoiding eating sweets in there.  I did ketosis and had to manage it.  Rather than percentages of this or that, I just restricted foods.  I also had a focus on not eating sweet tasting anything and eating more bitter.  I found my issues with weight loss came from what I didn't like to eat as much as I do.  Having a sweet tooth is a problem.

* I also went nearly Vegan for Lent and had to shift.  I still tried to avoid sweets, and wanted to find plant protein.  I did still lose weight that way, but now I am off it again.

* Where I am now is to try to eat complex carbs to some degree, but restrict sweets.  I will do cold black decaf coffee, for example.  I eat bitter.  My results are based around taste of food and the scientific fact if you eat food you find yucky, you will eat less of it.

Your mileage may vary on this.  I still have more to go.  It is a challenge.    Congrats on your weight loss.  Roll with it more.  Expect setbacks.

This is also something for people to watch out for if you diet and end up restricting like fats or carbs or whatever. I cut out grains and wheat.  I found I had problems processing gluten for awhile.  Vegans will find they have problems processing animal products.  If you leave anything out for awhile, your body has to get acclimated again.



I'm not really overweight, but I am trying to lose excess weight and get into shape. What I'm doing is quite different than what most of you are doing.

What I do is I'm eating more times a day with smaller meals, limiting the types of calories I take in. Carbs are okay, but I focus more on protein as I am also going to the gym and protein is an important part of exercise. I use an app that tracks calories, and I weigh up most of my food (or check volume) before I eat it, and I log it.

I also eat before and after a workout and make sure I limit sugar intake. Most of my sugar comes from whole fruit. I have a baseline of how many calories my body burns daily and I aim for more calories burned than consumed.

I've noticed that someone in here said they're changing by eating fewer times a day or not at all, and I'll just let you know that doing that is likely holding you back on losing weight as your body goes into something called "starvation mode" to fight back the reduced caloric intake since it doesn't know when the next source of energy is coming.



Snesboy said:
sethnintendo said:

Damn now it's time to get the ladies!  If I go under 200 lbs I look like a crackhead.  215 to 220 is my optimal weight for my body type.

How tall are you? I'm 1.9m  and 97kg

I'm 6'3".  I have pretty broad shoulders so my frame is just bigger than average guy.



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MDMAlliance said:
I'm not really overweight, but I am trying to lose excess weight and get into shape. What I'm doing is quite different than what most of you are doing.

What I do is I'm eating more times a day with smaller meals, limiting the types of calories I take in. Carbs are okay, but I focus more on protein as I am also going to the gym and protein is an important part of exercise. I use an app that tracks calories, and I weigh up most of my food (or check volume) before I eat it, and I log it.

I also eat before and after a workout and make sure I limit sugar intake. Most of my sugar comes from whole fruit. I have a baseline of how many calories my body burns daily and I aim for more calories burned than consumed.

I've noticed that someone in here said they're changing by eating fewer times a day or not at all, and I'll just let you know that doing that is likely holding you back on losing weight as your body goes into something called "starvation mode" to fight back the reduced caloric intake since it doesn't know when the next source of energy is coming.

I say to each their own.  No two bodies are the same.  Sure you want to keep your metabolism going throughout day but I am one who eats either one or two meals before work (I work second shift) then pretty much nothing the rest of day.  I might eat variety of fruit after work but it is past 3 am and no point eating meal that late.  I also don't eat during lunch at work because I don't want to have to take a shit at work.  I've lost 17 lbs in past month but mainly that is because I went to 0 on beer calories compared to 5000+ during my heavy weekend drinking days.  Basically I'm losing all my beer fat.

Last edited by sethnintendo - on 02 September 2019

numberwang said:

You don't lose weight by eating, you lose weight by not eating.

Go for a fast, either a complete fast for many days or do OMAD (one meal a day). Fasting is known as a healing technique for millennia so don't believe that it is unhealthy.

Avoid sugar and processed carbs because you'll get hungry again faster. Eat animal fat/meat and plant fat to feel satiated for a long time.

I am not fat but I am doing OMAD from time to time just to feel better. This will also cure every form of pre-diabeetis that most fatties have.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-carbohydrate_diet#Safety

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/negative-results-eating-carbs-4182.html

As a general rule of thumb, any diet advice from someone who uses the term "fatties" is probably best to ignore for safety sake.

As for fasting being a known healing technique for millennia ... (as in thousands of years) I really have to say [citation needed]



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Ganoncrotch said:
numberwang said:

You don't lose weight by eating, you lose weight by not eating.

Go for a fast, either a complete fast for many days or do OMAD (one meal a day). Fasting is known as a healing technique for millennia so don't believe that it is unhealthy.

Avoid sugar and processed carbs because you'll get hungry again faster. Eat animal fat/meat and plant fat to feel satiated for a long time.

I am not fat but I am doing OMAD from time to time just to feel better. This will also cure every form of pre-diabeetis that most fatties have.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Low-carbohydrate_diet#Safety

https://healthyeating.sfgate.com/negative-results-eating-carbs-4182.html

As a general rule of thumb, any diet advice from someone who uses the term "fatties" is probably best to ignore for safety sake.

As for fasting being a known healing technique for millennia ... (as in thousands of years) I really have to say [citation needed]

For thousands of years, beginning with philosophers like Hippocrates, Socrates and Plato, fasting was recommended for health reasons. The Bible writes that Moses and Jesus fasted for 40 days for spiritual renewal.

https://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=16513299&t=1567463931844

For some understanding between sugar/carbs and insulin/obesity response:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49PyKlaCKPU

https://www.amazon.com/Complete-Guide-Fasting-Intermittent-Alternate-Day/dp/1628600012



Wow apparently passed my plateau. Finally got lots of sleep and have just been eating around 1.5k or so calories. I dropped 6 lbs in 1 day. Just woke up and weighed myself and that's after eating probably about 1.2k calories earlier today. 

I'm like Chris Pratt on Parks and Rec when he came back all skinny from his start in movie rolls.  Believe Ben on show asked him how he lost so much weight.  Pratt responded well I quit drinking beer for a month.  Which I believe Ben responded back how much beer did you drink?



I've been losing weight off and on over the past 2 or 3 years. I had become obese at 510 pounds. I have lost 160 pounds and am currently weighing 350 pounds. I tried different diets. First was the Keto diet but for me it was far to riggid and I would end up bindge eating at the first hint of failure. 3 months ago a discovered through pain and inflamation (and xrays) that I have oseto arthritis in my knees. The best way to deal with that problem is massively reducing my weight. I had recently been doing some research on what causes the struggles i was having with bindge eating and had been moving towards striat up calorie counting as my weight loss method. The arithritus was the kick in the ass i needed to really focus on the weight loss. Well.. 90 days and 50 pounds later and im still counting calories and zero bindge eating. I treat myself to things i like every day and just add up everything i eat into the my fitness pal app on my iphone. Im on quite a roll and hope to be down close to 300 by years end. And my long term goal is to get under 200 pounds.