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Nutrition health and Weight loss

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by peanut, Aug 16, 2019 at 1:49 AM.

  1. peanut

    peanut XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    Seeing as many of us are getting on a bit and have various health and weight issues I thought it might be useful to start a dedicated thread to keep us abreast of current developments in our understanding of Nutrition and how it effects our general Health.

    I also thought it could be somewhere we could record our progress with any weight loss program we may be on and perhaps receive some advice, tips and support .;)

    All nutritional advice given should include a link to the scientific or medical source please as there is already enough quackery and bullshit on the net to sink a carrier.

    Todays factoid........
    There are no essential Vitamins or Minerals contained in Carbohydrates (plant based foods).
    There is no Nutritional benefit from fibre in our diets .
    source :-
    Last edited: Aug 16, 2019 at 2:13 AM
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  2. peanut

    peanut XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    To start the ball rolling I have just started a weight loss program 2 weeks ago in an attempt to reduce my blood glucose levels and lose some weight.(Type 2 Diabetic)

    My starting weight was 246 lbs and in 2 weeks I have lost 15 lbs by following a high Fat high protein diet with as little Carbohydrate as possible . I have eaten very well and not been hungry at all and interestingly I no longer have any craving for cake biscuits bread potatoes pasta and other carbs I used to crave continuously.

    Already in just 2x weeks I have noticed some significant improvements in my mental and physical health .I am less fatigued and feel mentally sharper . My concentration is much improved and I no longer need to go to the bathroom 3-4 times a night so I'm sleeping better too. The arthritic aches that I used to suffer in my wrists, thumbs and ankles have virtually disappeared too. The other very noticeable improvement has been with my sight which is less blurred than it was and I no longer have that periodic burning sensation in my eyes that I used to have .
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  3. madmax-im

    madmax-im XS650 Addict XS650.com Supporter

    It took me 11 months to go from 205# to 150#..Slowly reducing the weight and it is staying off...I am satisfied that i have reached my goal weight ..However it isnt staying there..as long as i maintain the Keto diet I am still losing weight..This a.m. I weighed in @ 148#..
    For my height (5'9") ideally my weight range is 145#-155# so I am right where i should be. Overall i feel great however my Arthralgia has not improved..if anything it has worsened...I takes me 2 hours every a.m. before my pain meds kick in. Hate being dependant on drugs but there isnt much choice . Every 3 months or so I need Cortisone injections in my neck and shoulders...and sometimes my hands...those needles are small.
    I also need shots in my low back but that is an in Hosp. procedeure with really big needles. I hate needles so my pain meds work well enough for the low back problems.....no plans for big needles...
    Keep at it..the more you lose the more motivating it becomes...Beware of losing it too quickly though..IMO the slower it comes off the longer it will stay off...
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  4. peanut

    peanut XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    well done max sounds like you have done all the right things and you know how to keep the weight off .keeping to a high Fat and Protein and low Carb diet as a lifestyle.

    If you wish not to lose any more weight you'll need to look at what you are currently eating and change some of the fats you are eating for some that have a higher calorific value and nutritional density and possibly consider reintroducing some carbs like the occasional baked potato or some brown rice.

    You have to watch out for quackery advice though. I just googled 'fats with high nutritional value' and got the advice ...baked beans ! ........no wonder we have a World crisis with Diabetes and cardiovascular disease :rolleyes:
    Don't stress too much about gaining or losing 2-3 pounds a day ,as a single pee of 1 pint can weigh 1 lb and you can probably lose that much simply as sweat in hot weather.
  5. peanut

    peanut XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    today I have lost a further 3 lbs and it has occured to me that I did not mention the most significant improvement I have noticed in the past week or so.

    I have now been completely free of constipation for the past 8 days. ! ..........
    For the past 30+ years I have suffered with chronic constipation as do many others on a high carb diet. For the past 3 years I have been treating it with a daily laxative called Laxido. Constipation is a very common condition that can be very debilitating and the build up of toxins in the gut has a very negative effect on health , IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), hemorrhoids, anal fissures, perianal abscesses, anal fistulas, perianal infections, diverticular diseases, colitis, colon polyps and cancer to name a few. Wish I'd know about the benefits of a low carb diet years ago
  6. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Well, I finally cracked the 200lb barrier, now down to 199 lbs.

    Not your typical diet plan. Been doing a lot of ranch work, brush/tree clearing, road carving, terraforming. Out in the hot Texas sun. Not much appetite, lotsa sweating.

    I am more fatigued and feel mentally duller...
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  7. peanut

    peanut XS650 Guru Top Contributor XS650.com Supporter

    well done 2M thats a milestone achievement.:thumbsup:

    I have a long way to go yet ...another 26 lbs to be precise ...groan..
    weight  cert.png
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  8. TwoManyXS1Bs

    TwoManyXS1Bs BBQ Hunter Top Contributor

    Haha, thanx Johnny.
    Stepping outside into the heat, then getting soaked in sweat, is definitely a disincentive.

    That certificate makes it all worthwhile...
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