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The secret for losing weight - finally solved

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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby DC2R » Sun Feb 07, 2016 2:53 am

There might be more to it than amount of food consumed. No matter how little or how much I eat, I tend to stay around the same weight (skinny). Genetics that influence metabolism also play a role.
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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby samseva » Sun Feb 07, 2016 5:56 am

It's actually the exact opposite of what you are suggesting. If you want to lose weight without eating minute amounts of high-caloric foods (such as potato chips):

1. Calculate your .
2. Eat slightly to moderately less than the required amount of calories you need for your daily activities—the healthier the source of food, the better.
3. Add a decent amount of vegetables to your recipes—not potatoes though. The vegetables (not potatoes) are very low in calories and high in vitamins and minerals. By doing this, you eat less calories, but you don't eat less in quantity, so you aren't always hungry.

If you're up for it, you can also skip meals—intermittent fasting being considered quite healthy by many scientific circles.

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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby denise » Sun Feb 07, 2016 3:11 pm

see "somatotypes" at Wikipedia...i am mostly ectomorph ...a person can also be a combination of types.... some types are suited for particular sports... :smile:

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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby Pumo » Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:11 am

I had a precise timed schedule indeed. It was like this (as far as I can remember):
9:00 (snack) / 11:00 (meal) / 13:30 (snack) / 16:00 (meal) / 19:00 (snack) / 21:30 (meal) / 23:00 (snack), to get to sleep from 00:00 to 01:00.
I used multiple programmed clock alarms (on my tablet) to remind me to eat at the right time. As I work from home it was not much of an issue, although it could get a bit stressful.

I drank the water 5 minutes before and after eating.
I don't recall the exact size of the glasses, but I tried to not use the big ones. If I recall correctly, I used to drink about 3 liters per day, so It's more or less as you said.

The snacks were always raw.

Nuts were barely allowed and just as a small dressing on salads (i.e. sesame) but in general, it was recommended to not use them or at any case, to exchange them with the oil/margarine portion. Avocado was also restricted to very small portions.
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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby lostitude » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:10 am

I think the OP has a point. People, and even health authorities, tend to mix 'healthy eating' and 'weight loss', even though there is absolutely no reason to link them. Healthy, balanced diets are for people who want to stay healthy, not for people who want to lose weight.
Now you will probably want both, but a balanced diet will only cover the first part (staying healthy), NOT the second (losing weight).

And since diets to maintain good health are based on so many rules and restrictive behaviors, with lists of 'pure' cosher foods and 'impure satanic foods', the latter unevitably being the most attractive, they are probably the worst tool to lose weight and keep it at bay in the long term, because with control comes the risk of getting out of control, inhibition will always be followed by un-inhibition, sooner or later.

It really is a matter of priority. Besides, someone who is obese will reduce their risks of cardiovascular diseases a lot more if they lose a few pounds on an 'unbalanced' but calorie-deficient diet than if they eat 'healthy'.

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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby Bakmoon » Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:37 am

The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

Postby JohnK » Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:59 pm

Caveat: I'm not someone with a lifelong struggle with weight, so I'm not saying what happened with me applies across the board.
I was about 20 lbs. heavier than what is usual for me. I decided I wanted to lose it. I decided to utilize mindfulness in the situations where I would normally automatically indulge an impulse to snack (this was the biggest source of the weight gain).
It actually worked. I would notice the impulse, pause, know that I didn't have to blindly follow it, and that it would pass w/o indulging. (Ordinarily, it seems like the only way to relieve the desire is to gratify it.)
Very handy that the practice actually worked!
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"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics" (AN 2: iv, 6, abridged).
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Re: The secret for losing weight - finally solved

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The non-doing of any evil,
The performance of what's skillful,
The cleansing of one's own mind:
This is the Buddhas' teaching.

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