Jun 28, 2018

Enough Is Enough

IMG_9384That does it! I need to lose weight. Last year, my 20-year-old Lawson camping hammock let go and dumped me on my head while I was “camping” at the Davenport Fairgounds with Tim and Cal. Now, my swing chair bolt broke and dropped me on my ass.

I’m supposed to fast before a physical tomorrow. I’m not gonna eat anything all day and get back on my low carb and sugar diet tomorrow. This is ridiculous.

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  1. Have you tried time restricted eating? It is a type of intermittent fasting where you eat all your calories within a certain window, like 8hours and then fast for the other 16. Or if you are really motivated you could do the potato diet for a while. When you heat and then cool a potato it forms resistant starch, which does not spike blood sugar and is good for gut flora. The potato diet is eating as many of these potatoes as you want but with no butter, salt, or anything. This guy can explain it better than me. https://youtu.be/N812i6gaPKM

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  2. Don't cut food, exercise more.....

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    1. Check out Gary Taubes' "Why We Get Fat." I'd have to exercise beyond my 70 year capacity to burn any realistic value of stored fat. http://nymag.com/news/sports/38001/

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    2. You would not be cutting food but instead restricting your eating window. You eat the same amount of calories in an 8 hour window, instead of having meals and snacks every few hours. One of the big benefits in doing this is that your body has to become fat adapted instead of carb adapted. One way to look at it is, carbs are food in the fridge and fats are food in the freezer in the basement. Your body will always go to the fridge first because it’s easier but if the fridge is empty than it will have to go to the basement freezer for food.

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    3. I think your science is wrong. Even Google gets this right, "Carbohydrates turn into glucose, which your body burns immediately or converts to glycogen to be stored in the muscles and liver for between meals. If you eat more calories from carbs or other sources than your body can use, the cells store the excess as fat." Sugar doesn't need the conversion and is almost impossible to burn faster than it gets turned into fat storage. The insulin production triggered by carbs and sugar cues storage rather than energy production. Lower insulin levels tells our biology to burn fat instead of storing it. The whole low-fat myth is ingrained in our economy now, so science-or-no-science we're going to be stuck with bad science and lots of fat people for many years. Unless we're granted a reprieve by a planet-killing asteroid.

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    4. I agree with everything you presented there. However, if you are referring to the 'potato diet' then we aren't agreeing on the mechanism of why that diet is effective. The heating and cooling process of the potato creates resistant starch which does not cause blood sugar to spike the same way as a regular starch. Furthermore, if you are strictly adhering the protocol, no salt, butter, chives, etc., it is nearly impossible to over eat. The food reward value of a plain white potato is very low and comes with an spontaneous calorie reduction. Spontaneous because you are not setting out to reduce your calories, you are allowed to eat as much as you like, but because of the way our brains work you are only going to eat as much as you need. Now if you are talking potato chips, all bets are off because they have been made to have a high food reward value and its very easy to over eat, hence the phrase "bet ya can't have just one". If you are referring to time restricted eating and are are overeating in your eating window, then yes you will still gain weight. However, I will say that if you strictly adhere to the protocol, you will mostly likely have a caloric reduction because it is harder to eat the same amount of calories in an 8hour window then you would throughout a full day of eating.

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  3. I fast several times a day:
    - Between breakfast and lunch
    - Between lunch and dinner
    - Between dinner and breakfast
    - And when I snack between meals, that allows me to fast more! Like between breakfast and a snack, then the snack and lunch, etc.

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    1. I think that practice is what got me into my current predicament.

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