RIP Philo

The gloomy prognosis is that

I am going have to do more sustained exercise than I do currently in order to lose weight:

I walk 5 km a day and the weight stays on.
Permalink trollop 
March 30th, 2007 8:44am
1. Eat less, varied and healthy
2. See a shrink
Permalink Send private email Locutus of Borg 
March 30th, 2007 8:55am
Drink lots of water.
Permalink Colm 
March 30th, 2007 9:13am
Stop eating carbohydrate

I've been living off

Meat + Salad
Fish + Salad
Non-starchy green vegs

No bread. No potatoes. No corn. No peas. No pasta. No rice. No noodles. No sugar.

Make food interesting with spices instead.

The weight will come off, I've been losing about 1 lb steadily for months now.  I'm never hungry, and I've even been bending the rules _slightly_ recently (like 1 pasta dish per week).  But it's easy to follow this diet, even when you go out.
March 30th, 2007 9:13am
> 1 lb

1 lb per week
March 30th, 2007 9:14am
Why a shrink? I don't want goofballs.I think the problem is mainly eating at the wrong time of day.

"Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince, and dinner like a pauper". Adelle Davis

Heh. Breakfast is coffee.
Permalink trollop 
March 30th, 2007 9:14am
Woowee -  all good info.
Permalink trollop 
March 30th, 2007 9:15am
Do you lift? Building muscles burns calories all day everyday.
Permalink son of parnas 
March 30th, 2007 9:39am
Yup.  +1 for lifting heavy metal.
Permalink xampl 
March 30th, 2007 9:57am
the muscles burning fat all day thing is true, but negbligible compared to aerobic exercise. Pumping some iron is a great way to feel good though.

go by your waistline measurement, not weight. And how you feel, qualititively.

For carbs, don't stop altogether, but I found it very helpful to stop eating animal proteins with carbs as much as possible, and especially in the evening. So if you eat lamb chops, heap up the greens but lay off the potatoes/rice. Basically they take a lot more digesting together.
Permalink $-- 
March 30th, 2007 10:04am
walking 5km (~2.5 miles) burns approx 200 calories. Amazing that you can spend 40 minutes working off what you can eat in 40 seconds.

I have found it is much easier to loser weight by reducing calorie intake and combine it with exercise.

"a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips"
Permalink arg! 
March 30th, 2007 10:13am
you need to do both. the trick is to do it in a way that feels good, so you can do it over the long haul. it can take a long time.
Permalink $-- 
March 30th, 2007 10:15am
5km is an hour, no? It's hard to get yourself to do more than 7 hours a week. That's quite a decent bit of exercise - more than I do - and your heart is prolly reasonably happy.

Got to eat less in order to lose weight. Nothing else will do (I'm weary of those who say anyone can gain much muscle and lose much fat at the same time).

Make sure you're hungrier than you're used to being throughout the day, at least for some of it. End of day is a good time to target to be hungry (will force a real breakfast as well).
Permalink Send private email strawberry snowflake 
March 30th, 2007 10:23am
running half an hour, or as long as you can, will get you a lot more calorie burn than walking ...
Permalink $-- 
March 30th, 2007 10:24am
my exercise advice is to have a bunch of diverse things that you can choose from, rather than the same thing every day.  That way you'll make sure you do it - suppose you're really REALLY not in the mood for running or heavy lifting.  You can just do the walking, or a stretching routine, or yoga or something.  After a few days of low-intensity exercise like this I'm always motivated for a harder workout again.  I usually get 2-3 "hard" workouts a week and 1-2 "easy" workouts a week, and it's imperative that the easy ones are there for me to fall back on or I'll stop altogether and lose the momentum.

And it works, too.  My strength has increased dramatically.  I used to not be able to do one push up.  This morning I did 10 (although steadily decreasing in quality, and I'm not sure that by objective standards the last one or two can really count.  But I was struggling, so I count it. :-) )  As a guy, you'll see more dramatic improvement more quickly.  It gets to be fun.
Permalink the great purple 
March 30th, 2007 2:35pm
yeah, thats good advice purple. you have to keep it interesting. mix up power or endurance stuff with lots of strecthing, pilates or yoga are great.
March 30th, 2007 5:46pm
Men are obsessive. They like competition. Pick a sport and stick with it. Compete against yourself -- keep a spreadsheet. Better to have 1-dimensional goals like "40 km per week" than a Revolved Triangle Pose once in awhile, whenever you "feel like it." Men don't feel, they do.
Permalink blahty heartsheep 
March 30th, 2007 6:01pm
Moderate exercise alone never worked for me as far as losing weight.  Cut back on the calories along with the exercise, and unless you've got serious metabolic issues, you *will* lose weight.  A slow, gradual loss is best, as you're more likely to be able to sustain those eating habits, whereas you're more likely to get tired of a radical deprivation model.

WeightWatchers Core Plan is fairly easy to stick to, and any straight, single man who goes to their meetings is bound to meet lots of women (many of whom are attractive and only have 5-10 pounds to lose, BTW).
Permalink AMerrickanGirl 
March 30th, 2007 11:07pm

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