I Hate It When I finish updating LoseIt for the day, and I’m just under budget, and realize, Oh, crap, I forgot the beer. 130 over budget. Dang it.
“On LoseIt” … well, not really
So my last couple Fitness Status posts have said “Nth week on LoseIt”. But I can’t really say that. I’ve only logged food on 7 days since 6/4, and for 3 of the previous 5 weeks before that, I “took the weekend off”. So depending on how you count it, I was only really “on” LoseIt for about 10 weeks (3/26 – 6/1).
Weight / fitness status, 7/9/12
Weight / fitness status, 6/25/12
Weight / fitness status, 6/11/12
End of week 11 on LoseIt. (And hey, look, today’s the 11th. Meaningless coincidence in action! 🙂 Down 1.7 lbs since last entry (two weeks ago, 5/29); net loss so far, 8.2 lbs.
Weight / fitness status, 5/29/12
End of week 9 on LoseIt. (Didn’t log week 8, so don’t go looking for it. I was in MD on business last week, and yesterday was a US holiday and I just forgot.) Up 2 lbs since last entry 5/14; 6.4 lbs net loss since 3/26.
Good advice (he said modestly)
A friend of mine is on Facebook working on losing 200 lbs (starting from 420, I think he said). He asked if anyone had any nutritional tips. Well. I posted a few, and figured I’d post them here, too.
Larry Clapp Here are two places I recommend that give a broad outline of what to eat, or actually what *not* to eat:http://www.archevore.com/
get-started/. The first time I read that, I thought, “that guy is whacked”, but the more I read, the more it was in line with current, evidence-supported theories about diet, nutrition, and health.An Archevore is someone who eats based on essential principles, and also someone who hungers for essential principles. Take your pick.
Larry Clapp And there’s http://www.gnolls.org/
1141/. “Predators eat meals, prey grazes on snacks.” eat-like-a-predator-not-lik e-prey-paleo-in-six-easy-s teps-a-motivational-guide/“Eat Like A Predator, Not Like Prey”: The Paleo Diet In Six Easy Steps, A Motivational Guide – GNOLL?”How does the paleo diet work?” Here’s the simple, solid, and strongly motivational step-by-step guide. You can do this!
Larry Clapp Okay, three places: http://
www.marksdailyapple.com/. definitive-guide-to-the-pri mal-eating-plan
It’s not an accident that all three of these guys (and their websites) are heavily into reading the actual studies (not just news stories about them); heavily into what’s *practical* as opposed to some fleeting *optimal*; and (grrr) heavily, though pretty much accidentally, *opposed* to “conventional wisdom” about diet, exercise, and health.
And all three of their eating plans are similar. Imagine.Do the Math In my recent Context of Calories post, I explained how the different…See More
Larry Clapp My biggest piece of advice is, only make changes that you can live with for the rest of your life.
180.0. That’s what the scale said this morning. Lowest since 10/6/11, when for one day I hit 179.6. The three day window was 180.4, 179.6, then 180.4 again, so I’m not sure that really counts. The last time I was consistently hovering around 180.0 was last June.
Weight / fitness status, 5/14/12
New low, relatively speaking
Weighed in this morning at 181.2. I have a cold and am probably dehydrated, but, that said, I haven’t weighed this little since late October of last year. Yay. 🙂
– wheat and other grains are actually not that good for you, and wheat in particular is actively bad for most people.
– The whole “gluten free” thing? Not a fad, and a good idea to at least try.
– The whole “low carb” thing? Also not a fad. (Well, okay, it was, for a while.) But it turns out that consuming too many carbs does tend to promote obesity, heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and just general poor health. “Too many” varies by individual, but < 100g/day is a good place to aim for when trying to lose weight. Contrast this to the “recommended daily intake” of *over 300g/day*!
– Eating fat doesn’t “make you fat”, turns out that’s sugar (and probably things that taste like it, like supposedly non-caloric sweeteners).
– Skipping meals is okay, and may in fact be actively good for you. Search MDA for “fasting” and “intermittent fasting”
– The “six meals a day” thing to “keep your metabolism going” is not actually supported by the evidence.