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    I visit another forum and try to help them with weight/fitness. Some of these people(mostly woman) say that they are running 40 miles per week and eating(sad diet) 1200cal and not losing weight. Can somebody's metablism be that broke? Or are they just pulling my leg? I dont count calories, but 1200 sounds like a meal not a day.

  • #2
    They're either lying or their bodies can't afford to lose weight. I'm new to forum chats and I'm finding that there are more weird people, than not. Geez.

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    • #3
      Anyone that runs that much is an asshole, so I wouldn't pay these people much attention.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by The Return of Dado View Post
        Anyone that runs that much is an asshole, so I wouldn't pay these people much attention.
        HAHAHA! So glad I saw this comment come through my email right now - good laugh!

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        • #5
          Originally posted by clint2 View Post
          Can somebody's metablism be that broke? .
          Yup!

          In 2009 I aimed to get fit and lose weight. After 8 weeks of low fat,low calorie eating and running every day (admittedly not 8 miles a day) I gained 3lbs. Of fat, not muscle. Disheartened and disillusioned? You bet.

          Originally posted by clint2 View Post
          I dont count calories, but 1200 sounds like a meal not a day.
          When I was growing up women were often advised to cut calories to 1000 a day to lose weight. Now the cw advise is for 1200 or even, gasp 1500. I'm really enjoying not counting cals on primal and I'm losing well at about 1lb a week.

          In my office there are 2 people who have completed lighter life food replacement programme which is only 500 cals per day. They are now having to maintain their weight by eating between 900 and 1200 a day because otherwise hey start gaining.
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          • #6
            This shit happens a lot. I suggested (on another forum) that everyone should take a look at changing to a less processed diet and inevitably this led to discussions surrounding Paleo. The forum moderator then went on to tell me that it was a fad (as classified by the NHS) and that they refused to discuss fads. He told me that my opinion wasn't helping anyone.

            After a little searching back through his posts and weightloss counter (petty I know) I saw that he was 380lbs. And had been for the previous 2 years. I quizzed him about it and all he did was refer to some "issues" he had surrounding food. I went on to then suggest (in the original Paleo thread) that whether it was classed as a fad or not, it was probably better advice than listening to a guy that hadn't been successful at all in his approach to weightloss. They banned me.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
              I went on to then suggest (in the original Paleo thread) that whether it was classed as a fad or not, it was probably better advice than listening to a guy that hadn't been successful at all in his approach to weightloss. They banned me.
              This is one of my biggest gripes about weight loss; getting advice/criticism from people who have either never had to lose weight or have never succeeded at losing weight.
              I wish I liked to eat liver.

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              • #8
                I don't even try to give people like that advice anymore, because they seem to know it all already.
                A saying that I like is; "A wise person knows that they don't have all the answers, but a fool knows everything".
                If someone wants to run 40 miles a week and eat 1200 cals a day, well....be my guest.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by counterpuncher View Post
                  A saying that I like is; "A wise person knows that they don't have all the answers, but a fool knows everything".
                  I like!!

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                  • #10
                    Not pulling your leg. Been there, done that. It's terrible and leads to eating disorders too. You don't understand what you're doing wrong. You go into a cycle of even less eating, more excercise.
                    These people are victims not assholes.

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                    • #11
                      Unless a person weighs and measures every bite of food s/he puts in her/his mouth, I don't believe anything they say as to calories ingested. IMO, the whole "piece of salmon the size of a deck of cards," or the "piece of lean beef the size of the palm of your hand," is pure bull excrement. (My palm after all is most likely smaller than say, Magic Johnson's palm.)

                      If you got a chance to talk in real life to most of those people you'd find that they run 40 miles a week "sometimes," eat 1200 calories a day, "mostly." When you dig deeply, you find (in the words of an old dear friend) that everyone tries to "cheat the diet," and still get results.

                      Having once lost half my bodyweight in 15 months, this is just my opinion, and I have been told on occasion that I am full of excrement.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Coach Palfrey View Post
                        This shit happens a lot. I suggested (on another forum) that everyone should take a look at changing to a less processed diet and inevitably this led to discussions surrounding Paleo. The forum moderator then went on to tell me that it was a fad (as classified by the NHS) and that they refused to discuss fads. He told me that my opinion wasn't helping anyone.

                        After a little searching back through his posts and weightloss counter (petty I know) I saw that he was 380lbs. And had been for the previous 2 years. I quizzed him about it and all he did was refer to some "issues" he had surrounding food. I went on to then suggest (in the original Paleo thread) that whether it was classed as a fad or not, it was probably better advice than listening to a guy that hadn't been successful at all in his approach to weightloss. They banned me.
                        lol, people don't like what they can't understand. People can't understand how you can lose weight eating more fat. Because it's ingrained that bodyfat is caused by eating fat. Sounds like you're better off not being on that forum though. Hopefully some people noticed your posts before you got canned though.

                        I like the fact it's a fad as classified by the NHS, with bird flu the other year anyone who phoned up NHS Direct got diagnosed by someone with no medical qualifications running through a flow chart thing as having bird flu.

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                        • #13
                          There's a weight lifting dvd series that I like that came with a cd from the instructor. On it she was saying that she worked with a test group before creating the dvds. She used something (that I can't remember the name of now) that measures pretty accurately how many calories your body burns a day. One of the ladies in the test group was only eating about 900-1000 calories a day and still slowly gaining. It turns out that the lady was a cardio queen and had so little muscle that her metabolism was only burning 870 calories a day. She put the lady through her weight lifting program and by the end of the program, her metabolism was burning closer to 1600 calories a day. (I may be off a little on the numbers and the details)

                          So, based on hearing that, yeah I could believe that the women on that forum might still be gaining with that much exercise and that amount of calories. Sounds like they need to add in weights.

                          Women are so scared of weights. I see it a lot. I love my heavy weights. I'm 5'2" and weigh close between 129-132 lbs (which is close to the upper end for my weight range for my height), but I wear a size 4 and have a 26" waist. I wish more women would turn to weights instead of cardio when trying to lose weight/get smaller.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by mle777 View Post
                            There's a weight lifting dvd series that I like that came with a cd from the instructor. On it she was saying that she worked with a test group before creating the dvds. She used something (that I can't remember the name of now) that measures pretty accurately how many calories your body burns a day. One of the ladies in the test group was only eating about 900-1000 calories a day and still slowly gaining. It turns out that the lady was a cardio queen and had so little muscle that her metabolism was only burning 870 calories a day. She put the lady through her weight lifting program and by the end of the program, her metabolism was burning closer to 1600 calories a day. (I may be off a little on the numbers and the details)
                            *snip*
                            This sounds interesting. What is the name of this series?

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by MissPiggy View Post
                              Not pulling your leg. Been there, done that. It's terrible and leads to eating disorders too. You don't understand what you're doing wrong. You go into a cycle of even less eating, more excercise.
                              These people are victims not assholes.
                              True. I've seen it time and time again.

                              What you're doing isn't working, so you figure you just need to do it more. And if it STILL isn't working, you just need to do it even more. Obviously it's your fault, not the fault of the information you've been given.

                              It's just so sad.
                              Durp.

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