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Put on a couple of pounds...trying to get rid of them...

Discussion in 'Health & Body' started by MarkI, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    This is some of the best, clear advice I have ever read on SF about weight loss and getting fit.

    Good job!
     


  2. BBSLM

    BBSLM Senior member

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    smh
     


  3. tradernick

    tradernick Senior member

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    I had to look this one up. I guess I'm too old. : )

    So 'smh' means 'shaking my head'? If so, don't be a wimp. Speak up, boy! Why are you 'shaking your head' about the idea that you shouldn't eat late at night? Your advice for someone who's trying to lose weight is to down a pint of Haagen-Dazs and then hit the hay?
     
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  4. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

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    can you spell straw man
     
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  5. BBSLM

    BBSLM Senior member

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    right, because i said that.

    but sure, iifym.
     
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  6. tradernick

    tradernick Senior member

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    Come on! Be a man. Stand up and say what you mean. Don't hide behind the troll-acronyms! : ).

    Shaking your head why? Because you think people who are trying to lose fat should eat a lot just before going to bed?
     
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  7. Lagrangian

    Lagrangian Senior member

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    do you have some deep-seated issues with comprehending the english language or something to that effect? You're making shit up that was not implied.
     
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  8. BBSLM

    BBSLM Senior member

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    My point is that the "no eating X hours before bed" rule is physiologically useless, like much of the dogmatic advice people parrot online. There may be behavioral implications for some people (eg, someone who typically eats a box of cookies before going to bed every night) but that's beside the point.

    I'm not advocating eating a lot before bed, but doing so is in no way detrimental to fat loss goals.
     
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  9. tradernick

    tradernick Senior member

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    There you go - a grown up response. Don't you feel better? You're wrong, but that doesn't matter.

    I get the impression that you're one of these muscle building types who has no connection to the needs of the average couch potato who's trying to shed the gut. For the majority of them, there are lifestyle changes that are needed, and cutting out the late night Haagen Dazs is crucial.

    I'll put it another way. The whole battle for the majority of people is behavioral, and not physiological. The behavioral considerations are not beside the point, they are the point for the majority. In addition, most of what I posted has to do with physiology. Finally, I'm relating what worked for me because I had to do the same thing at one time.

    In any case, it's nice to see you taking a step in the right direction in terms of how to communicate with others. Don't worry, a lot of people fall into the trap of speaking online in ways they wouldn't in person.
     
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  10. normadil

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    First calculate how kcals your body need in a day if you don't do any exercise. Then eat 10% to 20% less than what yourn body requires. Do cardio every day ~40 minutes, and you will be back to your old self in a few months.

    And ofcourse only eat the healthy stuff, no fastfood, enough vegetables and fruit.

    Just my 2 cents
     


  11. BBSLM

    BBSLM Senior member

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    whether someone is a 'muscle building type' or a couch potato is irrelevant - refraining from eating x hours before bed is unnecessary and in no way beneficial to fat loss assuming calories are controlled.

    if OP follows your 1,400 calorie/day rule, his behavior has already been corrected. so show me why eating within two hours of bed is bad.

    conversely, if someone eats a pint of haagen daaz 3 hours before bed, how has your 2-hour-before-bed rule accomplished anything?

    lol anecdotes.

    [​IMG]
     


  12. tradernick

    tradernick Senior member

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    I'll respond in your (initial) style.
    lmao
    ROTFLMAO.
    wtf?

    My last post here. I think the OP got enough continuity in the responses to formulate a plan. Losing weight for the vast majority is a matter of behavioural adjustment. For these people, not being able to take the weight off means you have a weakness. Either you'll overcome it or you won't. Failure doesn't matter. All that matter is whether or not you try again.
     
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  13. BBSLM

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    and this is why i stick to dismissive condescension instead of starting a real discussion when dealing with people who are full of shit.
     
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    If you have an iPhone, get the app "Lose It!" It is great for tracking your daily consumption.
     


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    Actually, you're the one who is wrong.

    Meal timing is completely irrelevant when macros are controlled across diets.


    If you're on a 1500kcal diet and you eat that entire portion of calories minutes before you go to bed it will not in any way negatively affect body composition.


    You're parroting old myths.
     


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