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JB
05-27-2004
07:51 PM ET (US)
And then there's freaks like me who can't gain a damn pound!!! Incidentally, the whole eating/dieting article was great to read and makes me proud of my anti-McDonalds stand.
Edited 05-27-2004 08:48 PM
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Steven
05-27-2004
01:48 AM ET (US)
Hey Frey your diet sounds just like mine. The only thing different is that I have upped my calorie intake and I am actually losing weight now. The average male needs about 1500-2000 calories a day, any less and your body thinks your dying of starvation.

Jason is right, I used to eat yogurt for dessert but now I eat cookies.

Also another hint is to have your largest meal of the day at breakfast. Your body needs the most energy at that point. Try having a big breakfast, a smaller lunch and then an even smaller portion for your last meal of the day. I do this and it works, I even sleep better with because I am not having bizarre nightmares.
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Hunks
05-27-2004
01:30 AM ET (US)
Unfortunately, the best diet is still following that blasted Canada Food Guide combined with regular exercise. By doing that a few years back, albeit with a fairly intense workout regime, I dropped 30 pounds in 3 months.

Then again, the lure of eating more and moving less is way too compelling, seeing as I'm back to being a fat bastard!

On a completely unrelated note, I recently saw this ad and figured you of all people Frey, would get a kick out of it. Check it out. I will let the ad speak for itself.

http://www.boardsmag.com/screeningroom/commercials/1034/
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Warren FreyPerson was signed in when posted
05-27-2004
01:12 AM ET (US)
I think I'm fine with the caloric intake I'm at now. It may sound like less than it actually is. I agree with I Am Steven though, eat less and move more.
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I am Steven
05-26-2004
11:47 PM ET (US)
I actually tried the Atkins diet back in mid-March, just to see what the fuss was about. In the first two weeks, or the "Induction Phase", you are only allowed to eat meat, green veggies, some cheese and water. After a rough couple of first days, I actually got into it and became used to it and, believe it or not, even enjoyed it for a couple of hour. I dropped 10 pounds(!) in the first week, then a pound a week for another five weeks. If you're into losing quick weight, mostly due to too much pasta (like me), then it's not a bad way to go, but to try and carry on the diet as a "lifestyle" is pointless.

The key that I found is : eat less and move more. I think we all agree on that, though.
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lillerantPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2004
10:13 PM ET (US)
Wow. That's hardcore. Your diet would make the average Norwegian proud--except for that attempt at adding flavour of course.

;)

I'm surprised you're getting enough calories to function. Getting fewer calories than you need will prolong the time it takes to lose weight--your body enters a psuedo-starvation mode where it squirrels away energy as fat because it feels it needs to.

I'm not an expert, but that's what I've been told. You might be able to up your caloric intake and see an increase in weight loss. I'd suggest running this past someone who knows what they're talking about of course! =)
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Warren FreyPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2004
07:40 PM ET (US)
When I was in Vancouver, my compadres were all "hurry up! All you can eat is almost finished!" All you can eat it the last thing my fat ass needs. :)
I can't do the 6 small meal thing; it just isn't practical given the amount of running around and the wayward schedule I have. What I do is:

breakfast: half bowl of Fibre One (plenty of fibre cereals claim to be healthy, but this is the only one with no suger) and a boiled egg.

lunch: luncheon meat sandwich and a fruit.

dinner: chicken or fish and some rice, and either veggies or a big ass salad with cucumbers, carrots, peppers and lettuce. I have to toss a little satay or thai sauce on the meat to make it half assed palatable, as I wasn't blessed with Lillerant's bland taste buds. Dessert is usually a little plain yogurt or a fruit.

And that's it. If I'm dying for a snack, I have a fruit, and I drink water like a bastard. It does make you piss a lot, which is the only downside. I also walk for an hour every night; which is simple, doable in almost any weather (provided you're bundled up enough in the winter), costs nothing and tends to piss people off (an added bonus. :) )

Now, it's taken me about 3 to 4 months to lose the 15-20 pounds, but I'll take this easy to maintain diet any day over that Atkins tomfoolery.
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lillerantPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2004
07:29 PM ET (US)
When was in France I found the portion sizes very small. I think they're on to something.

When I'm actively observing my "workout" routine, I try to eat 6 small meals a day. What a difference. You're never hungry, but your metabolism kicks into high gear. Also drink lots of water. I found I was far less sluggish the more water I drank.

The downside is having to piss every hour or so.
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Warren FreyPerson was signed in when posted
05-26-2004
03:42 PM ET (US)
I've recently lost some weight (down to 190 from 210), thanks to eating less, eating healthy stuff, and walking for an hour every day. But everything in the article is on the money; on my trip to Vancouver I could only eat half of the heaping portions at most restaurants I went to. Except for Vera's Burger Shack, which I thought deserved a special exception. :)

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