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Comment: The diet is unimportant... (Score 2, Interesting) 588 588

by gumper23 (#47805795) Attached to: Low-Carb Diet Trumps Low-Fat Diet In Major New Study

I recently lost 40+ pounds in ~6 months using Atkins and no exercise (just started exercising this week). I'm 46.

My takeaways:
1. If calories in calories burned, you'll lose weight.
2. The hardest part about that is controlling appetite.
3. The best way to control appetite is with a low carb diet.

This is the second time I did Atkins. The first time (10 years ago), I lost 60+ pounds in 6 months and I exercised 5 days a week. A guy at my gym had a shirt that read "Look great naked! 90% diet, 10% exercise" and the shirt was right. Diet is much, much more important that exercise when it comes to weight loss.

So, uh, no - diet isn't unimportant - it's the *most* important thing for weight loss - at least in my personal experience.

Comment: Totally Disagree (Score 5, Interesting) 314 314

by gumper23 (#44793635) Attached to: Research Shows E-Cigs Might Be As Good For Quitting As Nicotine Patches

E-Cigarettes aren't "as good as" the patch - they are much, much better. I smoked 1-2 packs a day for 28 years and was finally able to quit due to e-cigs. My lungs sound better, I feel better, and I don't stink anymore.

The patch left me with a rash on my arm.

Comment: Sigh (Score 1) 321 321

by gumper23 (#35923452) Attached to: Sony Blames 'External Intrusion' For Lengthy PSN Outage

Earlier this week I purchased MLB.TV for $120 so I could watch baseball on my TV. Since MLB.TV requires a login to the PSN (a new "feature" this year), I haven't been able to watch the service I'm paying for. I could spend the time to write threatening emails, but in the end nothing will fix this.

Sony - you really, really need to get your act together. I know you think this is only affecting "game-playing" but damn - this is really inexcusable.

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