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@dfast...interesting results. I wonder how long you could continue on at that rate without weight gain and how much age will affect it. I consumed massive amounts of calories in my 20s and maintained a slim figure (even with a lot of those being carbs/sugar).
@jo Regarding calorie restriction and PB - My take after reading the book is that calorie counting is not generally recommended...unless you aren't seeing the results you expect.
I think the important thing is to listen to your body...eat when you are hungry and make sure the calories you eat are within the PB guidelines most of the time.
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@kennelmom: Thanks for your comments. I am usually not the kind of person who can eat what they like and not put on weight. Actually, I put on weight easily. It's disturbing how fast I can put it on. But it's not happening at the moment - I certainly feel leaner and lighter than I did a couple of weeks ago.
I don't know anything about futile cycles except for what I just read on wikipedia, but it looks like one of those homeostatic mechanisms that I referenced in an earlier post. The body burns off extra energy as heat.
That's why the "calories in, calories out model" is incomplete. It is based on the 1st law of thermodynamics, but forgets the 2nd.
By the way dfast, your diet sounds amazing. I might just have to copy it.
yeah that jeff guy did it, and i dont buy it. once the body either adapts to fat burning and converting protein or glucose burning...it is still round about the calories you consume... i can gain weight on zero carb and i can gain weight on PB... one hinders my recovery and the other doesnt