I lost 10 kilograms by watching portion size & excerise

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  1. Mark

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    OMG keep it clean guys... :D
    Anyway... how could one possibly lose weight by watching... it.... better off doing LOL
     
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    One mans passion is another's poison.
    I cant eat much meat these days & I love it to bits. I tried paleo but got in all sorts of bother unfortunately.
    During dieting I get very weak & tired from reducing the energy providers since they are the things that also make me fat when I apparently consume too much.
    However I also take some medications that keep me walking & alive, but they have unfortunate side effects of holding weight or making it very hard to loose it.
    Pushing through that is very hard. It works for a short while then the body says, that's it! no more!
    Several years ago I lost 30kgs over 6mths on a diet I designed for myself using all the nutritional information I had learned over many years. For a long time I kept that weight off then my kidneys started playing up & I had to go on a medication so the weight went back on over 2yrs but thankfully not to the previous full extent.
    I was able to finally stop the rot 7kgs short of my previous top weight. Now I keep plateauing at 92kg. So far I'm unable to crack that one to get under it.
    After I lost all that weight I wallowed in a self congratulatory glow until I discovered the real reason I lost the weight was not only due to the diet but to unassociated medical reasons. That took the wind out of my sails I can tell you! :D

    The other thing I would say about diets or eating preferences is that as we age we are less able to get the full amount of nutrition from the food we eat. When we are young we can go on any diet & it will seem to work, such as going vego or now its paleo. But as we get into our 50s onwards, our systems loose the capacity to make do. So things creep in that cause problems.
     
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    Great insight clissat!

    Thanks for sharing and Mark, i forgot to say congratulations!

    Im now just tipping a 5kg loss and have to roll the tops of my jeans down to keep them up, i hope you have some smaller clothes to put on, i unfortunately dont really have smaller clothes as i accepted the fact i wasnt going to loose weight.. and here i am...
     
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    My sister last month went through a virtual gastric banding which is done by a trained hypnotherapist and so far lost 8 kgs. She is just not hungry anymore like before and feels full on a bread and butter plate meal. Downsized the mugachino to a cup, no biscuit. She is feeling great and looking at losing about 20kgs.
     
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    Yes it certainly does get harder to keep the pounds off as we get older for many reasons including the natural aging process but exercise (such as gardening) is really helpful in curbing weight gain.

    I found I was simply eating more than I needed with respect to the activity I was undertaking.

    My main meals used to be eat until full but now it's more like eat and still feel slightly under full - if that makes sense...?

    I'm finding this approach is helping to keep the weight down and also makes me feel less bloated.
     
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    Have you heard about FODMAPs by chance?
     
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    I'm intrigued you've come across that one...apparently originally created by an Australian dietician, and backed by research at the dietetics department at monash uni. (But hey, lots of people stick their hand up and say "I invented that" after the fact...so I'm not sure if they just created a version of it - Sue has allegedly been using the diet for her clients since the 1990s, and it's now recommended by most gastros inAust for IBS)
    They both have a lot of similarities...avoid sugars (esp added sugar), legumes, dairy and excess fruit. FODMAPs allows for grain in smaller amounts...which paleo doesn't. Both require a lot of effort and commitment as there's a lot that has to be home cooked - and that's often beyond a lot of people...which is a shame, as no one seems to take their health seriously until they become unwell. (Sorry...that's a gross generalisation)
    I'm a big fan on "eat the least processed food that you possibly can"...so if it has lots of packaging, avoid it. Different folks have different problems, so I'm not sure that 1 single diet can cater to everyone.
    I personally don't have an issue with dairy...I quite like that both paleo and FODMAPs say "avoid dairy if it causes you grief" (ie a primal diet). But I think you'd have a hard time selling the paleo "no corn" rule to Sth Americans!
    I'm lucky as I don't generally have IBS, allergies etc, but still follow a "whole food" policy as much as I can. Just seems to be quite logical. Of course, wine is ok...it's just fermented fruit after all! ;)
     
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    Indeed i have :) i have a book on my buffet as i am writing this, have been reading it through last week.. onto paleo recipe books this week.
    Then back to looking at intermittent fasting next week :)
     
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    I like to think of wine as an ancient pre grain product, and there are preservative free wine which i drink :) not often, maybe a glass or two at the end of a month but i do enjoy it.

    Lucky for me i enjoy cooking. I enjoy preparing everything, i make 90% of sauces in our house.. i cant make oyster sauce or fish sauce, i have no interest in that, ill leave that to the experts, i also make my own mayonaise and condiments, saurkraut and soon to start making kombucha i think. And of course bone broth, its so easy, and the expense of it at the shops = $20 a litre. I think not! I make my bone broth from the bones after dinner. I made about 12 litres of it over the weekend so hopefully that should last me a while.

    Omg i got way off there.. what i was trying to say is i agree with you, its not for everyone but if you take your health seriously its definitely for you.
     
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    Mark, stop looking, I found your lost 10kgs. It's quite safe. Will return it cos I'd rather not have it reentered into my lifestyle. Thanks I'll send it back reply paid.
     
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