Thursday, July 19, 2012

weight loss cycle

Many people cycle the weight loss diet, go back to eating, gain weight cycle. That will not work unless we are able to go without desired food for extended periods.

Yoni states- " Your best diet is the one that keeps your calories reduced, your hunger at bay, your cravings controlled, and provides you with a regimen that isn’t merely one you can tolerate, but rather one you can honestly enjoy."

What it comes down to is that any diet will work, the trick is staying on that diet long term. Elimination of sugar, flour, wheat, manufactured omega 6 oils, manufactured editable products, which I like to call eatable products, goes a long way. Recognising these foods as poisons, slow acting, removes most of the desire to eat them. 

I am not convinced that cravings are entirely diet induced, or only lack of food induces hunger. Consider how the body reacts to a mild irritation. Does it not dump out a bunch of adrenalin, cortisol and other hormones, and try to deal with the issue fast? When it does, the excess hormones remain? Does it try to digest it fast, and that creates fat, stored energy, just like stress? What of this chronic low grade induced stress created by watching TV, news, whatever, that stimulates us to think? 

Or it all just psychological greed for more? 

Any diet that we can live on that the caloric intake is less than our use will cause weight loss. But some diets are better than others, as Atwater noted something like: "Some of the participants displayed non typical results, and these were ignored, as some error must have occurred." (I cannot lay my hands on the paper now, but it is in the pile somewhere) But was it an error or natural variation? 

While losing weight is more about what we are doing between meals than the meal, as long as we are eating less than we are burning. We need to be more interested in that activity than food, or in a situation which food is not an option, temptation, or even available.

Enjoyment of food is a concept that gets many of us into trouble. We need to consider foods as fuels, not as recreation. Anyone who is put off by food that they do not enjoy does not have a serious weight problem, that is not to say that they may be fat, but if they have the ability to not eat, weight is easily controlled. So Yoni's last statement,  " provides you with a regimen that isn’t merely one you can tolerate, but rather one you can honestly enjoy."  is not for the extremes of the population. We grossly exobese are a self selecting subset of the population, to which standard approaches may not apply. We may need to go to extremes to avoid returning to obesity.

Jimmy Moore is on a Phinney/ Volek regime. (Drs. Jeff Volek and Stephen Phinney, a blood ketone level of between 0.5 and 3.0 mM.)
That may be the only way that I can survive.

added later:
Have you ever heard someone say,"I'd rather enjoy my food and die early than eat healthfully and live long"? (but this was from a @#$& veg*an.)
It may come clear when we looking at the negative of Yoni's opinion.

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