It agrees with my philosophy Ė one which took years of reading and living to create. An emphasis on non-polluted foods, especially meat, fruit, and veggies. A de-emphasis on grains, beans, and other foods only necessary in high quantities in parts of the world where people are starving.
A lower carb approach as compared with SAD. Not necessarily VLC or living in ketosis, but also not consuming 60% of oneís food as carbs.
Introducing some fat back into oneís diet. My hair looks better.
A broad approach. Sunlight, exercise, sleep, etc.
A simple logical approach. Though some people try to make it difficult, itís not rocket science: stop eating processed shit and start eating real food. If youíre not a farmer, 90% of your grocery shopping should come from the outer part of the store (produce, meat, fish, cheese, etc.), and rarely from the aisles where food comes in boxes, bags, plastic bottles, and cans.
Confirmation that eating one meal a day doesnít make one a freakazoid. Even got a fancy name for it: intermittent fasting.
Emphasis on eating fat. Since many here come to lose weight, I think the emphasis on fat can cause too much failure. In with this is the idea (which is starting to turn), telling someone (especially someone overweight) that they can eat as much as they want doesnít address the emotional component of eating from an overweight personís perspective. (Note: eventually people do end up reading Markís post on why weight loss isnít happening, and eating too much is mentioned there.)
Not enough emphasis on the differences between the physiology of men and women. Also, on the differences between the physiology of obese people and that of healthy weight people. Iím not going to be sad if I never do a pull-up. Why? Because as a woman, my upper body strength is less than that of a man, and my weight is distributed lower on my body. Kudos to those that do it, but Iím not going to sweat it. OTOH, I should be able to beat out a man of my weight on a leg press machine.
The obsession (not Markís, but some postersí) with every macro, vitamin, etc., they put in.
The attraction the forum has for sugar trolls.
Nons: I was feeling pretty good anyway, so my health is about the same, though that is observational as I havenít had blood work done in years. I sleep a little bit more, but not because Iíve been able to sleep eight hours in one stretch, but because I take naps.
"Right is right, even if no one is doing it; wrong is wrong, even if everyone is doing it." - St. Augustine