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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [dunno] [ In reply to ]
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I suppose the way to know is to step on the scale every day. Gone up, ate too much...gone down, ate just right.

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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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TheStroBro wrote:
I suppose the way to know is to step on the scale every day. Gone up, ate too much...gone down, ate just right.

The scales or a pretty poor measure. Drink a litre of water and you have put on 1kg...oh no what have I done, go to the toilet loose 1kg yippee diet is working.

But over time yes it will show a correlation
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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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Exactly. Over a long enough time period.

The problem with counting calories is that although you might be able to estimate intake fairly accurately, independently estimating your daily burn isn’t very precise. But, if your weight is remaining steady, then you know that calories in must = calories out. If it wasn’t then your weight would change.

The way you do it without actually counting total calories is to look at your eating habits and substitute one of your daily high calorie foods for a lower calorie equivalent. Eg replace that bag of chips with an apple. You’re working off changes, not absolutes.

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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [dunno] [ In reply to ]
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Not really. Weigh yourself consistently, everyday, on wake up. Usually after the bathroom trip. As long as you control a few simple variables you'll get an idea.

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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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TheStroBro wrote:
Not really. Weigh yourself consistently, everyday, on wake up. Usually after the bathroom trip. As long as you control a few simple variables you'll get an idea.

Two many variables-have two glasses of water instead of one there's 250gms, have a hot night and sweat there's another 250gms. Have a meal that is slow digesting-there is another 500gms.

What I'm getting at is weight can fluctuate so much due to a whole myriad of factors that have absolutely zero to do with fat loss.

So weight yourself sure, but do it every week or two. By doing it everyday I've seen people get distraught and give up unnecessarily when their 'weight gain or loss' was nothing more than water or stuff in the bowels
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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [dunno] [ In reply to ]
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Yeah, but once a week and you get a bad picture. Weigh yourself everyday and take the average.

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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [dunno] [ In reply to ]
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People don't like counting calories because they dontike being slapped in the face with reality.

I don't like it because it's tedious, annoying, and imprecise to me. And I have single digit bodyfat %, so I have no problem with "reality." The metrics I track are weight and body fat%. Screw calories.
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Re: For all those trying to lose weight, you really have to read this book by a legit MD going after ALL the diet myths [TheStroBro] [ In reply to ]
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TheStroBro wrote:
Yeah, but once a week and you get a bad picture. Weigh yourself everyday and take the average.

Ditto. This is what I have done for years tracking the weekly average.
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