Disgusting. The mere existence of these shows a reckless disregard to health and they could, eventually, put an even more unbearable strain on our already creaking health service. In bulk they could decimate already grossly overweight sections of the population.
Now, give me a dozen of the buggers to go, although if you could cook them in tempura batter for me, using Canola oil, so they're healthy...
I didn't used to need the internet, my wife knew everything.
It started off as experiment. It took little a while for my body to adjust to getting the bulk of its energy from fat, but once it had done so the benefits for me were so clear that I decided not to stop. It wasn't very popular with my partner though!
I am getting heavier and heavier and can't seem to stop the increase. I go to my (home) gym 3 times a week, I walk a lot at weekends and I eat mostly healthy food apart from the odd treat.
My medication is obviously having a big impact on this and I think I currently have a water retention issue which is also not surprising. As always the doctors push you to lose weight but don't acknowledge medication is a contributing factor and don't really help with weight loss.
Because of my health condition, I can't do much more than walking on the treadmill, so that limits the effectiveness I guess.
I feel stuck in a rut that I can't get out of at the moment.
Speaking just from my own experience, I've found there's little correlation between exercise and weight loss/gain - exercise improves strength and fitness, which don't really correlate with size (it's perfectly possible to be strong and fit and overweight). Exercise is one way of burning off stored calories, but you need to be going at quite a high intensity for that to start happening, and even then it's not very efficient - 30mins going hard on an exercise bike is little more than a bag of crisps. If you're gaining weight then your intake includes a surplus of calories. Much easier to tackle this at the source and adjust your diet than to try to offset it with exercise. Healthy foods - particularly carb heavy things like rice and root vegetables - can easily deliver a calorie surplus. Have you looked into reducing the carbs, Paul?
A couple of years back I decided I was getting too fat and, triggered by an increase in blood sugar and blood pressure, I read the Blood Sugar Diet book by Michael Mosely (along with some of the original research on which it is based). Using this guide I lost 16 kg in a few months, my blood sugar returned to normal as did my blood pressure and I have maintained it. I no longer eat bread, pasta, rice and potatoes except on very rare occasions (and in very small amounts). Luckily for me, most of the things in the 'diet' are things I enjoy eating and so it has not been difficult to maintain as long as I keep an eye on portion size. I walk a lot when in Germany (less so in the UK) and go to a gym three times a week when in the UK, mainly to maintain fitness and muscle strength as I'll be 61 next week. I take no medication on a regular basis.
I can recommend the approach and have several friends who have followed it since with equal success. Keeping to 600 calories per day is a struggle at first, but you get used to it in a few days and it is not for ever, just to achieve rapid weight loss initially: you return to 'normal' intake once you have achieved your target weight. The key for me was creating a spreadsheet to monitor my weight, waist size, blood sugar and blood pressure on a daily basis and to plot them as graphs. Seeing those lines going down keeps you going and any levelling / increases spur you to rectify them. It helps the will-power immensely!
I was Intermittent fasting for the last 3 months but not done for the last month I found it increased energy and helped with weight loss I am starting it again today I find sugar to be very addictive for me and quickly start to become something I would crave for It usually takes about 5 days before I stop craving
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If you're gaining weight then your intake includes a surplus of calories. Much easier to tackle this at the source and adjust your diet than to try to offset it with exercise. Healthy foods - particularly carb heavy things like rice and root vegetables - can easily deliver a calorie surplus. Have you looked into reducing the carbs, Paul?
This is what the doctors will have you believe.
I was a steady 14-16 stones up until I started taking anti depressant medication (known to cause an increase of weight) and I went up to 19 stone in around 4 years, I didn't do anything else different other than getting older.
Then I was diagnosed with my heart condition, which is not caused by lifestyle. I was told to quickly get off the anti depressants because they are bad for you heart so I did. I then started taking a high dose of Bisoprolol, 5mg twice a day, which is known to slow your metabolism down significantly and ballooned to 22 stone.
I managed to lose a couple of stone by following the Slimming Word diet, but then it stopped working for me, I just started putting weight back on even when I was still `following the SW diet, I am now back up to 22 stone.
For the whole of this year past year, I have been trying to lose weight and getting nowhere. I went on holiday to Center Parcs with my wife and son in September, we both ate the same food and did the same exercise. She lost 6 pounds and I put on 9 pounds, why is that?
Water retention is a known issue with my heart condition, I am sure that it is more to do with that, and having researched about it online, it is common that weight gain in men's lower stomach is a sign. Particularly in America they have discovered this is more common than in legs and feet. But the Cardiologists and doctors always check your legs and feet and mine have never really had an issue.
However, I do take diuretics and pee for England which I have been told by my Cardiologist is a significance sign of water retention, so I can't win!
Sorry this isn't meant as a poor me post and I am taking the thread off track somewhat.