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    I went on a no sugar diet from 3 months in 2015. Didn't even eat fruit or white potatoes. It was miserable!!!
    But I felt amazing and drop alot of weight!
    Sugar is a killer weight producer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noah M View Post
    I went on a no sugar diet from 3 months in 2015. Didn't even eat fruit or white potatoes. It was miserable!!!
    But I felt amazing and drop alot of weight!
    Sugar is a killer weight producer!
    Sugar is a weight producer. When I gave up carbs, I went thru sugar withdrawal. I still eat a fair amount of fruit.
    Officially, Down for the count

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    I have a very easy time losing weight but then I also have an easy time gaining it all back. I have been overweight for about 15 years (5’ 8” 205lbs) and have dieted here and there but never took it seriously. Usually got in on a weight loss competition just to win the money at the end.

    I have a back issue and my doctor said losing some weight and cutting out inflammatory foods would help. Since I live everyday at a minimum for a 4 on the pain scale I thought what the hell, I’ll give it a try. So a few months ago I made a change and I feel so much better. I lost 35 pounds and the weight is still dropping. Now everyone’s different but what worked for me was cutting sugar and carbs 100%. The pounds melted away. I only weigh myself on Fridays. I only need a few more pounds to meet my weight goal but that’s small potatoes compared to how much better my body feels.

    I used to eat A LOT of sweets and sugary drinks. Never been much of a pop drinker but sweet teas and lemonade were a daily staple, along with a lot of milk. I’ve become less strict on my carb intake and I’ll have some sugar here and there but I’m happy to say I’ve made a lifestyle change for the better.

    Keep it at guys.


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    Being older (retirement age, too stubborn to retire)...
    I tend to have to push myself a bit harder to put in a 10 hour day (I have helpers to do the heavy stuff).

    Anyhow... I find at the end of AC season, I am tired and have pushed myself to the point I am eating too much fast food and taking in too much sugars...
    Then I slow down the work pace, yet the diet does not change... and the #'s I lost over AC season, come back.
    After a few months of rest (and the #'s are back)... I get back on the good diet.

    This year... my plan is to let the helpers do more of the heavy work;
    I hope to loose the #'s and not gain as many of them back as I have in the past...

    GA = 6ft; heavy boned but not chunky; and around 250#... most of the excess weight is gut and padding...
    Started a few weeks ago at 260... down 10 so far...
    Goal is to get down to something like 185-190... and stay below 200 if I can!!!

    Back in 2002... I lost over 50# on the subway diet over a summer...
    Subway diet:
    Breakfast: fresh fruit
    Lunch: Subway; the lowest calorie meat with all the veggies; and ask them to 'scoop the bread (they tear out some of the middle of the bread)
    Dinner: salad with protein; mostly salmon or chicken...
    NO-NO's:
    Anything with refined sugar
    NO carbs other than the bread at lunch
    No desserts (no sugars)
    Kinda a bland and boring diet...
    Oh, I did allow myself ONE (no more than one) eating out meal per week; without a dessert; something like a steakhouse
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    That's what I did. Actually for another health issue, the loss of weight was just gravy on top.

    In my last job I did a lot of refrigeration, so was in a fair amount of convenience stores. It was really sad. You'd see some mom that weighed 350 pounds, with rolly polly children in tow, all of their arms loaded with the worst 'food' imaginable.


    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan812 View Post
    I have a very easy time losing weight but then I also have an easy time gaining it all back. I have been overweight for about 15 years (5’ 8” 205lbs) and have dieted here and there but never took it seriously. Usually got in on a weight loss competition just to win the money at the end.

    I have a back issue and my doctor said losing some weight and cutting out inflammatory foods would help. Since I live everyday at a minimum for a 4 on the pain scale I thought what the hell, I’ll give it a try. So a few months ago I made a change and I feel so much better. I lost 35 pounds and the weight is still dropping. Now everyone’s different but what worked for me was cutting sugar and carbs 100%. The pounds melted away. I only weigh myself on Fridays. I only need a few more pounds to meet my weight goal but that’s small potatoes compared to how much better my body feels.

    I used to eat A LOT of sweets and sugary drinks. Never been much of a pop drinker but sweet teas and lemonade were a daily staple, along with a lot of milk. I’ve become less strict on my carb intake and I’ll have some sugar here and there but I’m happy to say I’ve made a lifestyle change for the better.

    Keep it at guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    That's what I did. Actually for another health issue, the loss of weight was just gravy on top.

    In my last job I did a lot of refrigeration, so was in a fair amount of convenience stores. It was really sad. You'd see some mom that weighed 350 pounds, with rolly polly children in tow, all of their arms loaded with the worst 'food' imaginable.
    I know! It’s sad really.


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    Quote Originally Posted by BBeerme View Post
    That's what I did. Actually for another health issue, the loss of weight was just gravy on top.

    In my last job I did a lot of refrigeration, so was in a fair amount of convenience stores. It was really sad. You'd see some mom that weighed 350 pounds, with rolly polly children in tow, all of their arms loaded with the worst 'food' imaginable.
    Yeah... sad indeed!!!

    The kids are stuck with a medical issue (type 2 or maybe type 1) diabetes... will screw up their entire lives...

    And worse... the kids are being taught 'instant gratification' is a realistic way to expect life to operate.

    Poor kids are getting a bum deal!
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    202.2 again this morning.

    What's that mental body thing that people get?? Body dysmorphia or something like that. I think I have a little bit of that because when I start losing weight I feel like I am getting too skinny. I know that at 5'9" 202 lbs, that just isn't the case but I start feeling weaker and like I'm getting too skinny.

    And I am doing everything right. Staying active, HVAC work I mean c'mon, eating lots of protein and complex carbs. Maybe I am meant to weigh more, who knows.

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    Don't eat lots...

    of anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    202.2 again this morning.

    What's that mental body thing that people get?? Body dysmorphia or something like that. I think I have a little bit of that because when I start losing weight I feel like I am getting too skinny. I know that at 5'9" 202 lbs, that just isn't the case but I start feeling weaker and like I'm getting too skinny.

    And I am doing everything right. Staying active, HVAC work I mean c'mon, eating lots of protein and complex carbs. Maybe I am meant to weigh more, who knows.
    Complex carbs... at least the ones that are based on refined grains (baked goods)...
    Burn off very slowly in our systems!

    A quality bread can take 6-8 hours to burn off...
    If one eats bread and pasta for dinner... that burning off happens after you are asleep... thus adding #'s...

    One of my diet rules: never eat complex carbs from grains after lunch...

    Sadly, that includes things like corn chips and salza...
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    *The value of comfort, over the long term; leave economic choices behind!
    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ga-hvac-tech View Post
    Complex carbs... at least the ones that are based on refined grains (baked goods)...
    Burn off very slowly in our systems!

    A quality bread can take 6-8 hours to burn off...
    If one eats bread and pasta for dinner... that burning off happens after you are asleep... thus adding #'s...

    One of my diet rules: never eat complex carbs from grains after lunch...

    Sadly, that includes things like corn chips and salza...
    Ohhhh, say it isn't so, NO chips and salsa!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    Ohhhh, say it isn't so, NO chips and salsa!!!!!
    It's not so IMO.
    My meals got chips and salsa.

    Today's lunch BB should like.
    Look at all the bad carbs and sugar.

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    The problem is one serving isn't enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adlerberts-Protege View Post
    The problem is one serving isn't enough.
    That's in your head.
    I was full before I finished. No room for the fruit right now.

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    Again, everybody’s different but for me I need about 20mins after I stop eating to feel satisfied. I can eat and eat and eat, gorge myself for two hours straight and never really satisfy my hunger. But once I stop eating, 20 mins later I’m so full that I’m sick. So, I keep my portions down and only eat one plate of food during a meal and once it’s gone I get up from the table and clean up from dinner. That usually takes twenty minutes and by then my hunger has abated.

    I’ve read that the main regulatory organ in your brain for appetite has a delay, from the time you ingest food and the receptors in your brain process that you’ve actually eaten, to tell you your full. For me that’s about 20 minutes. A.P., figure out you’re delay-time and stay busy during it and you won’t over eat.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan812 View Post
    Again, everybody’s different but for me I need about 20mins after I stop eating to feel satisfied. I can eat and eat and eat, gorge myself for two hours straight and never really satisfy my hunger. But once I stop eating, 20 mins later I’m so full that I’m sick. So, I keep my portions down and only eat one plate of food during a meal and once it’s gone I get up from the table and clean up from dinner. That usually takes twenty minutes and by then my hunger has abated.

    I’ve read that the main regulatory organ in your brain for appetite has a delay, from the time you ingest food and the receptors in your brain process that you’ve actually eaten, to tell you your full. For me that’s about 20 minutes. A.P., figure out you’re delay-time and stay busy during it and you won’t over eat.


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    That's why your grandma told you to put your fork down between bites and chew your food 20 times. It extends the time to eat to give your brain time to catch up to your stomach.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    Ohhhh, say it isn't so, NO chips and salsa!!!!!
    I wish it were not so...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BNME8EZ View Post
    Ohhhh, say it isn't so, NO chips and salsa!!!!!
    The point was (and is):

    Complex carbs from grains... take 6-8 hours to fully digest...
    As long as I am awake and moving around for 6-8 hours... all is good.

    OTOH... eating chips and salza at the evening meal... then going to sleep a few hours later...
    Your body is still digesting the grain based complex carbs when you are asleep... with less energy being used...
    Thus the 'energy' (sugars) from digesting the complex carbs end up as fat cells.

    The point is: better to not eat complex carbs based on grains, after lunch...
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    Choose your contractor wisely!

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    That's why you eat your meat and potatoes first, and your salad for dessert.


    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan812 View Post
    Again, everybody’s different but for me I need about 20mins after I stop eating to feel satisfied. I can eat and eat and eat, gorge myself for two hours straight and never really satisfy my hunger. But once I stop eating, 20 mins later I’m so full that I’m sick. So, I keep my portions down and only eat one plate of food during a meal and once it’s gone I get up from the table and clean up from dinner. That usually takes twenty minutes and by then my hunger has abated.

    I’ve read that the main regulatory organ in your brain for appetite has a delay, from the time you ingest food and the receptors in your brain process that you’ve actually eaten, to tell you your full. For me that’s about 20 minutes. A.P., figure out you’re delay-time and stay busy during it and you won’t over eat.


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