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Scientific breakthroughs!!! [Jun. 7th, 2005|08:52 am]
Zoethe
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Wow. Eating high fiber, whole foods is just as effective for weight loss and leads to better health than restrictive low-fat diets.

Who would have thought that eating like our bodies were designed to eat would be so healthy?! Astounding!
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[User Picture]From: theferrett
2005-06-07 12:59 pm (UTC)
Dammit! Are you telling me my plastics-only diet is doomed to failure?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 01:00 pm (UTC)
Twinkies being plastic, I would have to say, yes.
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[User Picture]From: worlds_unseen
2005-06-07 04:04 pm (UTC)
As an employee for a Waldenbooks, I can tell you your diet will fail to make people thinner or healthier.

On the other hand, you will sell roughly six million copies and make oodles of cash, so go for it.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 04:06 pm (UTC)
Cynical, but true.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-06-07 01:02 pm (UTC)
It's about as astounding as thinking that eating less and exercising more could lead to losing weight ;)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 01:03 pm (UTC)
That's just a myth.
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[User Picture]From: kmg_365
2005-06-07 01:52 pm (UTC)
Worked for me ;)
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-06-07 03:44 pm (UTC)
Well yeah, those weird fad diets ALWAYS work at first!
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[User Picture]From: hugh_mannity
2005-06-07 01:09 pm (UTC)
So the current trend to replace fiber and fat in food with sugar, or its cheaper little brother corn syrup, isn't a good one?

I'd never have guessed!
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[User Picture]From: wyrrlen
2005-06-07 01:10 pm (UTC)
Equally interesting, I heard that the journal of applied physiology published an article that said 2 minutes of maximum intensity effort (at 30 second intervals with 4 minute breaks - 18 total minutes) yields the same aerobic cardiovascular benefit as 2 hours of moderate exercise, if performed on a daily schedule for two weeks. 10 minutes of just slightly higher than moderate intensity (60 second intervals with 2 minute breaks - 30 total minutes) also yielded the same result.

I haven't read the article, but I think these initial findings could really change the way we exercise for health.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 01:15 pm (UTC)
Now that is less obvious. Do you have a link?
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[User Picture]From: wyrrlen
2005-06-07 01:22 pm (UTC)
It's a pay-to-view article, but the abstract is here. After reading the abstract, it looks like I slightly misquoted (it recommends 6 sessions instead of 4), but the intent is still the same.

http://jap.physiology.org/cgi/content/abstract/98/6/1985
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 01:32 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
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[User Picture]From: xforge
2005-06-07 01:15 pm (UTC)
Guess that explains my physique. The boss said the way I eat at the office, they should be calling me Rollyboy, but except for lunch, the entire rest of my diet is whole grains and fresh veggies. Well mostly. So I'm y'know, slimmer than average for a 43 year old guy, which is okay by me.

Still, I should exercise. When me girlie gets her bicycle in a couple weeks, we'll be doing that in the evenings.

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 01:17 pm (UTC)
Coolness! Have fun!
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[User Picture]From: pheret1
2005-06-07 01:29 pm (UTC)
According to the nutritionist I saw last year, fiber and water make you feel more full and you will crave less food... go figure!!!

Oh, and fiber is important for energy. I originally went to the nutritionist for help with my energy level, and that was the first thing she changed!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 01:31 pm (UTC)
It's hard keeping up the fiber, but it does make a difference.
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[User Picture]From: pheret1
2005-06-07 02:03 pm (UTC)
Last week, after suggesting to you the thing with the box of veggies delivered weekly (I have friends in several cities that do that), I thought I'd take my own advice and found nine CSA's (community supported agriculture) in the Chicago area that we can choose from!

In case you're interested, I found some in your area.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 02:07 pm (UTC)
Only one close enough to be anything like practical. When we get back, I may have to give them a call!
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[User Picture]From: lou_zer
2005-06-07 01:35 pm (UTC)

inspiring folks daily, since birth

You continue to rawk (and walk), and not roll! *grinlets*
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[User Picture]From: zeldakitty
2005-06-07 01:44 pm (UTC)
my partner and I have been practicing the concepts of the MacDougall Diet (no fat, no choloesterol, no meat, low sugar...) you're so right, how good your body feels when it's being fed the fuel it requires. Eating like shit and expecting to feel good is like pouring chocolate syrup in your gas tank and expecting your car to run. So what's your total progress date if you don't mind sharing?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 02:04 pm (UTC)
59 pounds, and three dress sizes.
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[User Picture]From: zeldakitty
2005-06-07 02:19 pm (UTC)
Holy shit!!! Amazing. I have been keeping up with your biking accounts and am impressed and inspired. But did I space out? Are you keeping a progress filter? I would love to be added to it if you are. To date (since late March) I have lost 20 pounds, no dress sizes yet (I don't think) and I have not begun the exercise portion of the program on accounta this bum ankle that gives me so much trouble. After summer classes, I will begin swimming at the gym though because it feels so damn good to move - now that I feel like I can because of eating right.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 02:25 pm (UTC)
I've been keeping a fitness filter, though I my writing in it has been sporadic of late. I've added you.

And, congrats!!! It took me about 30 pounds before clothes suddenly stopped fitting right, but part of that was that so many of them had been too tight!
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[User Picture]From: jenmcd
2005-06-07 03:25 pm (UTC)
I would like to be added to your fitness filter, if you don't mind. I've got my own battle of the bulge going on and have a friends filter that I could add you to, if you would like.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 03:27 pm (UTC)
You're on now!
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[User Picture]From: cubes
2005-06-07 01:45 pm (UTC)
I had a doctor explain this to me several years ago as a "caveman diet" (some call it "God's diet"). I think it's a fun way to think aobut it. His explanation was to pretend you're a caveman and eat accordingly. Fish and fowl are far easier to catch than read meat (but you could bring down a cow once in a while), fruit and veggies are plentiful (roots, however, are meant to feed plants, not people), processed grains and sugars are virtually nonexistant, milk/butter/eggs/etc. are rare, and even whole grains/seeds aren't all that common.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 02:05 pm (UTC)
I like that concept.
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[User Picture]From: rhapsody_98
2005-06-07 03:34 pm (UTC)
You're making me want to read Clan of the Cave Bear again, so I can take notes on the foods that Ayla ate.

My weight loss program is this: Eat as much wild food as I can find. Long hikes are technically exercise, and you don't get that much exercise grocery shopping.
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[User Picture]From: kid_lit_fan
2005-06-07 03:50 pm (UTC)
Mmmm, ptarmigan!
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[User Picture]From: moon_ferret
2005-06-07 05:15 pm (UTC)
I called it the Pick It, Pluck It, Kill It Diet. If it didn't come from those three things, I didn't eat it. Within reason. Couple oyster crakers with my salad isn't going to make a difference, but that two ounces of cheese? There is NO cheese tree, my friend. Nor have I ever seen a wild cheese in its natural environment. I lost 60 that way. And kept it off with treating myself from time to time. A cheeseburger once a week was allowed.

You are doing so well. I don't even know you and I am proud of you.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks.
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[User Picture]From: nyxalinth
2005-06-07 05:31 pm (UTC)
It's just too easy, makes too much sense, and makes NO money for the diet industry :)

But it's what I'll be doing once i can afford better food than 3 for 1.00 macaroni, pasta, and beans.
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[User Picture]From: shannabannanna
2005-06-07 05:37 pm (UTC)
I am really getting into health/diet/exercise. I've added you - please let me know if you mind.
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[User Picture]From: shannabannanna
2005-06-07 05:48 pm (UTC)
ps. I've lost about 30 pounds doing the eat-better-exercise-more routine. And I don't deprive myself of anything. If I want a little chocolate, I eat a little chocolate.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 06:16 pm (UTC)
That's the way to go, definitely.
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 06:15 pm (UTC)
Don't mind at all. Want to be on the Fitness Filter?
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[User Picture]From: shannabannanna
2005-06-07 06:19 pm (UTC)
Please!
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2005-06-07 06:20 pm (UTC)
Welcome, then!
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[User Picture]From: thejunebug
2005-06-08 01:05 am (UTC)
I love articles like that! Always good for a laugh.

*munches grapenuts*
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