Basic weight loss 101

Ajax

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Oct 25, 2012
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Chicago Area
The biggest lie in the weight loss industry is that calories are calories. Let me tell you why. Calories from carbohydrates become blood sugar and trigger insulin. Insulin is a hormone that produces fat storage and fat loss is impossible with any significant amount of insulin in the blood. With low blood sugar and low insulin from eating low carbohydrates, insulin is not present and you can have body fat loss. When body fat is used for energy, it becomes ketones. No ketones equals no body fat loss.

This is why intermittent fasting and diets like the ketogenic diet work and calorie counting or portion control don't. You can exercise like a maniac but if there is significant insulin in your blood, there will be no body fat loss. By the same token, if your blood has low insulin and you don't exercise, you can still have body fat loss.

This is the dirty secret that companies like Weight Watchers and Nutrisystems will never tell you.If you know the biology, you don't need any program or plan -- just maintain low blood sugar and the weight will come off.
 

Ruth

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Jul 10, 2016
I lost a significant amount of weight by counting calories and exercising. At another point in my life I lost a good deal of weight by reducing carb intake and portion control without much exercise. I say if there is a will there is a way!😉
 

Ruth

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Jul 10, 2016
I like what this leading British Cardiologist has to say about heart health and dieting.
We have also watched a u tube video of his about statin drugs and thhe problems they cause,with a panel of other leading British people, it was quite a long video but very interesting.

I can't take the statins although my cholesterol is higher than it should be. They give me bad pain in my upper legs.
 

jfh

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Dec 3, 2007
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Texas, USA
I can't take the statins although my cholesterol is higher than it should be. They give me bad pain in my upper legs.
I refuse to take statins due to all the reports of side effects. My cardiologist said that as long as I take fish oil (omega3), I would not need to take statins. My overall cholesterol is a little less than 200, but I need to do something about the LDL. LDL is cholesterol which has oxidized. There are also other natural substances that help reduce cholesterol. The important thing to remember is that the liver produces cholesterol in order to reduce inflammation mostly in the arteries.
 

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