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Comment: Re:Staying with the Halo theme eh? (Score 1) 62

by losfromla (#49361537) Attached to: New Screenshots Detail Spartan Web Browser For Windows 10 Smartphones

hahahaha, you got me! That's good, I feel so embarrassed now. j/k
So, you're a fanboy and the right tool for the job for you will always be provided by microsoft, that's cool, just be upfront about it, ok?

I don't think that anyone would think you are a hipster for liking M$. Is that what you meant to write or did you mistype?

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 493

by losfromla (#49335801) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

I agree, you aren't going to get too exact, so I think you have to use judgment and eyeball the fat content and calculate accordingly. You'll be off a bit but you will be closer than by not doing any estimation and math at all. I stick to vegetables that have negligible net carbs so those don't count for anything, fats and oils I weigh, I treat fatty proteins as proteins because I probably eat more protein that I need given my weight and sedentary lifestyle so for me it is pretty simple. If I were more concerned about protein intake due to a bodybuilding hobby/addiction, I would probably just compensate fatty proteins by adding more protein. I am not very strict as you can tell but my methods work fine for my needs.

Comment: Re:Common sense (Score 1) 493

by losfromla (#49331699) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Perhaps not but you strongly implied it by tying it to "40% of the daily recommended intake". So it is 1000 calories over a week? A month? A year? You were implying that you burn off almost half of your recommended daily intake by running that many calories off in a day. So, which is it? How much are you exercising away per day? Enquiring minds want to know.

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 493

by losfromla (#49331663) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Ketone is not a waste product, read the first paragraph here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K...

High carb + higher carb is what is happening in the American diet and high carbs are the problem.

High carb + high carb + low fat is also a problem, see?

High healthy fats + high healthy fats = not easy to overeat because you feel so damned full. I did this just a couple of days ago and man did I feel full on a very low volume of food, maybe a cupful of cabbage and an ounce of broccoli with four ounces of fatty rib meat and maybe four more ounces fat and oil. So probably about 2500 calories but I could probably have gone all day on that meal, except it was dinner so I just went to sleep. No acid reflux, no bad dreams, no digestive problems...

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 1) 493

by losfromla (#49331063) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

I will have to investigate that aspect of the lifestyle when I start to engage in sports again. I too can eat carbs without packing on weight but have chosen to go keto anyway. The main benefit I notice from abandoning carbs is that I now get zero dandruff where I used to have a significant issue with it. I think I lost some fat too but I was already pretty lean before going keto.

I have not done keto for weight loss but I think that for some hard cases, counting calories would be needed, at least in the beginning while good habits are being established.

The thing with fat is that it really fills you up so it is easier not to overeat when eating high fat meals. Yes, excess dietary fat will be stored but it takes a lot more for that to happen unlike with carbs where the body works with urgency to get them out of the bloodstream now.

Comment: Re:Move more, eat less (Score 1) 493

by losfromla (#49331021) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Perhaps, I do agree that he is a bit over-exuberant on the purported benefits of water but there are good points that he makes. One of which is the aforementioned benefit of taking water away from meals. Do you disagree with the notion of not diluting digestive juices by drinking water with meals?

Comment: Re:eliminate extra sugar (Score 2, Insightful) 493

by losfromla (#49330575) Attached to: Hacking Weight Loss: What I Learned Losing 30 Pounds

Glycemic index is the immediate response, glycemic load is how much sugar you took in. Sorry, I confused your responses with Tablizer's who mentioned he was still plump.

Yes, beer does contain carbs and should also be eliminated. Your tone makes it sound as if eliminating that is out of the question or beyond the pale.

I am pretty close to zero carbs, it is not impossible but it does require work and discipline, like anything that is worth doing in life. Any extra calories from carbs that are not needed immediately need to be cleared as they are digested as you know. Since most of us lead sedentary lives, that means most of them will need to be cleared(stored) as they are digested. Fat on the other hand can happily float about without causing the body to panic and cause an insulin response. This is why eating fat is much healthier, the body doesn't feel a compelling need to shove it into storage to maintain a healthy/low blood sugar level. I think we agree more than we disagree as I also believe that losing weight on a low carb diet is the best way to do it. That some people are too weak to do it is another matter.

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