@UncleVinny We need a policy of separating you people from us normal folks. You know, separate but equal. Say for instance you people will get all the salad bars and us folk will get all the hot buffets…you know, things like that.
And since you won’t be taking up as much room, it will be fair to put you in the back of the plane whilst us normal-sized folk will sit up front. Sound good?
@UncleVinny I’m going to attempt full keto this September. I dread not being able to have a lot of the stuff I like, but I think that low/no carb is the only thing that will work for me. Just cutting calories makes me burn off too much muscle going under 185 or so (and also very weak and lethargic for my current lifestyle), and my target is 165-170.
@ShotgunX I’m old-fashioned. I think “fad” diets, such as keto, are just a way of setting oneself an arbitrary obstacle that makes one focus on the goal, which is calories in < calories out.
Losing weight isn’t especially easy (in our world) but it’s not impossible. It means a lot of tough choices. If keto helps you make those choices, great! But the only thing that matters is, as the weeks and weeks roll by, having calories in < calories out.
Life is distracting, food is insanely alluring. Whatever you can do to stay focused on your goal is good. For me, it was weighing myself once a day, and being honest with myself about why it wasn’t at least in the ballpark of where it should be. Day to day there’s some fluctuations, but week to week there should be a picture painted as lovely as a key lime pie on an August afternoon.
@UncleVinny Yeah, but the thing about keto is that it literally puts your body into a different metabolic state. And it seems to be much less catabolic in nature, which is why more athletic types have success with it without, pardon my French, “losing their gainz bruh.” I don’t want to just drop weight, I want to drop weight without losing the other progress I’ve made, which is what happened the last time I tried to diet. I’ve also been told that when fasting while on keto, you don’t feel as hungry because your body is burning fat reserves instead of shutting itself down. Might be extremely anecdotal though.
But I’ll try it. I really don’t have much to lose, aside from my dignity after I start smelling like an acetone-drinking hobo.
@mike808@UncleVinny The problem with “calories in < calories out” isn’t that it isn’t true, it’s that it isn’t helpful. A lot of people, I suspect, face difficulties like, blood sugar crashes while they’re trying to do demanding work, say. That kind of scenario, you’ve got the less calories part down, but the equation is more complex than that.
If you can be less hungry, that helps with motivation–if you can skip the effects of precipitous blood sugar drops, that’d be great for staying employed.
Even where that’s not the case, working the “calories out” side of the equation is as valid as working the “calories in” side, and diet probably plays at least some role in that. It’s not like nutrition and related biologies are complete, finished sciences.
Besides, a calorie of sugar isn’t the same thing as a calorie of spinach or chicken breast. You can diet and still gain fat (unless you starve yourself and go into ketosis anyway). The human body loves storing energy, and has a tendency to start slowing down metabolic processes and burning muscle when in a calorie deficit.
A lot of it also has to do with genetics. My take on it is that people who adapted in areas where there was little food carry genes that focus on storing extra energy, while those who came from areas with a lot of food don’t. Kind of explains how Nords and people from places such as Central Africa/areas of the Middle East are so susceptible to obesity and diabetes, while people from the tropics and places like Southeast Asia can eat as much as they want and still be thin. I mean, I’ve seen tiny Asian girls eat more in a single lunch than I eat in an entire day, and yet somehow they’re still 90 pounds, without even spending any time at the gym.
@tinamarie1974 But but but I thought if we put refrigerated batteries in cold water that makes an energy drink. I mean that is why @shahnm keeps them in the fridge. Right? So we might be poisoned by the water and now can’t do that?
@Kidsandliz@tinamarie1974 Until the week after, when #science will find that water is good after all, and that batteries are probably OK too, but air is super dangerous and might be what’s been killing everybody all this time.
@Kidsandliz@shahnm@tinamarie1974 I’m pretty sure what’s killing everyone are retarded "news"producers and “news” readers who are looking for a sound bite and spout insane bullshit with no context from any study they can find
Right now we’re cutting back on trees at work. Since I work in IT, though, I’m hoping to cut back on cutting down trees. If you’re looking for some weight loss ideas, though, I recommend cutting back brush in August! Of course, it’s mostly water weight.