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  • #16
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    kongluirong, thanks for the link! I've just started watching it and it is great! I'm going to enjoy this!

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    • #17
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      Calories are just a measure of energy. How they calculate them is not important, it is important that the measure is consistent and accurate though...which it is.


      There is no doubt that calories matter. If calories did not matter, then why do people gain weight? If it is due to the carbs they eat, then how come many eskimos (who eat next to no carbs) are fat. That just wouldn't be possible.


      Excess calories cause fat to be stored. A calorie deficit causes one to lose fat (or lean body mass). Some things can effect this though (some people lose more weight on a high carb diet (insulin sensitive), some people lose more weight on a low carb diet (insulin resistant).


      Anyway, calories are extremely important, and if you eat too many you will get fat, and if you eat less than your maintenance, you will lose body tissue. The thing is that certain factors will effect what your maintenance is, so it might not seem like it is that cut and dry, but it basically is.

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      • #18
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        *shrugs* I was just putting in my two cents. I didn't say that she or anyone else had to believe me. Someone else had said that she should just go with how full or satisfied she felt. So, in essence, if one goes by that - only eating when one is hungry (and many say that less food is needed to keep them satiated) then calories do not matter. People have also stated on the forums that even though they may even eat more in calories (mostly in fats) they lose weight. However...when on carbs...calories DO seem to matter. When primal...not so much.


        Queen of the Jungle, glad you're enjoying the videos so far. He brings up some interesting points.

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        • #19
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          Here's my two cents. I dropped 30 lbs (200-170 lb @ 5-8, 50 years young) without counting a single calorie. I maintained my weight the first 6 mos of the year working out maybe once a week without counting a single calorie, and I'm currently a lean 167 lbs, never counted a calorie in my life. I've eaten Warrior style for the last 2 plus years, IF 5-6 days a week, workout Primal style 5-6 days a week, 20-30 mins max each day. Just me keeping it simple.

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