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Old 04-30-2007, 11:58 AM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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[quote=recycled;639121] I still can't see why some of the low carb diet plans tell people that it's OK to eat all kinds of fat filled meats. What about all the sodium and cholestrol? That would put my blood pressure through the ceiling.

Good point which alludes to my response regarding low-carb diets and what the definiton of "healthy" is. Atkins diets for example, stress bacon. Again, I don't doubt people lose weight on such diets, but so many seem to fail to recognize that "weight loss" is not synonomous to "healthier". Bacon is NEVER healthy. There can be new science, new good information particularly as it pertains to metabolic rates and genes, but I still stress the basic A-B-Cs far beyond any fads.
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Thanks again everyone who responded for the advice as i read everybodies posts. One more question......about carbohydrates. I've read some info that says Oats, 100% Whole Wheat, Wheat Germ etc.. lower cholesterol and have low glycemic index for great energy but others say you need fruit like Apples, Blueberries, Bananas etc..for their Antioxident Polyphenols to be healthier.

Any thoughts......
I'm sure it's all true. It's a balancing act. If I ate as the food pyramid says, I would be very heavy. So what's worse, a skewed diet or obesity? What came first, the chicken or the egg?

Women usually have more problems than men and tend to gain easier. I don't think I know ANY women who actually eat 'right' and maintain their weight. Again, I think it's individual and there are real exceptions to every rule.

No one knows all there is to know about obesity. I have fought this battle all my life. Once I had my BMR(basal metabolic rate) done. The doc said with my metabolism and activity level, I could eat over 3000 calories per day. Baloney! When I showed him months of food diaries and weight charts, he just shrugged his shoulders and said "I don't know what to tell you." If I'm running, I can eat about 1500 calories per day without gaining. Not fair but thems the facts. And yes, I know the math, 3500 calories equals 1 pound. But 2+2 doesn't always equal 4 in my world!
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Old 04-30-2007, 12:06 PM
 
Location: The great state of New Hampshire
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Thanks again everyone who responded for the advice as i read everybodies posts. One more question......about carbohydrates. I've read some info that says Oats, 100% Whole Wheat, Wheat Germ etc.. lower cholesterol and have low glycemic index for great energy but others say you need fruit like Apples, Blueberries, Bananas etc..for their Antioxident Polyphenols to be healthier.

Any thoughts......
Very true harry and a combination of both is perfectly ideal. You bring up what I stated in my previous post about unrefined carbs and thinking in terms of whole wheat varietys of carbs that will increase your metabolism, give you more energy, fuel more rapid calorie burning when you exercise, while possessing far less sugars that can be stored & processed as fat cells. To boot, these foods are great sources of fiber: I RECOMMEND THE ENTIRE FREE WORLD START THEIR DAY WITH A BOWL OF OATMEAL! The berries and other assorted fruits are also indeed excellent sources of anti-oxidants and I would recommend with other factors coming to play, a mix of redder and darker fruits and veggies as well as the brighter ones.
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Old 11-29-2013, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
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I would love to eat a diet of about 60% carbs, 20% protein and 20% fat. I have tried something close to that ratio, unfortunately it did not work out very good at all. I felt really sluggish after a high carb meal and I would be very hungry most of the time despite eating about 3K calories a day.

For me personally, a high fat, moderate carb, adequate protein diet works the best. Healthy to me is a diet that I feel got eating, so high carb is bad for me.................YOU, YMMV.
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Old 12-01-2013, 01:56 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I eat around 500-600g of carbs a day (majority from sweet fruit) which is about 70-80% of my total calorie intake and I am maintain my weight pretty well and even lost some body fat in the process. It's the refined carbs like white rice, oreos, donuts, pasta etc that you have to worry about.
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:52 PM
 
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For the first time in my life I am on a low carb diet - I have lost 15 lbs in a month and have never felt better - I was really hooked on high sugar sodas, breads, chips, etc. I used to diet by just counting calories but on the low carb diet I feel so much more satisfied. I think sugar is what is really making people fat - sugar and carbs.
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Old 12-02-2013, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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For the first time in my life I am on a low carb diet - I have lost 15 lbs in a month and have never felt better - I was really hooked on high sugar sodas, breads, chips, etc. I used to diet by just counting calories but on the low carb diet I feel so much more satisfied. I think sugar is what is really making people fat - sugar and carbs.
Extra calories are what makes people fat. People tend to over eat simple carbs therefore they gain weight.
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Old 12-04-2013, 08:14 PM
 
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I know extra calories make people fat - I have counted calories my entire life - I am just saying it is easier to stay on a diet and feel satisfied by going high protein/low carb.
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