Dammit! Are you telling me my plastics-only diet is doomed to failure?
Twinkies being plastic, I would have to say, yes.
It's about as astounding as thinking that eating less and exercising more could lead to losing weight ;)
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!
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.
Now that is less obvious. Do you have a link?
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.
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!
It's hard keeping up the fiber, but it does make a difference.
2005-06-07 01:35 pm (UTC)
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You continue to rawk (and walk), and not roll! *grinlets*
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?
59 pounds, and three dress sizes.
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.
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.
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.
I am really getting into health/diet/exercise. I've added you - please let me know if you mind.
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.
I love articles like that! Always good for a laugh.