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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirlot View Post
    Wow...I just had someone on another forum try and claim the soaked wheat, oatmeal and rice are full of flavour.
    Only if vomit/cardboard is acceptable as a flavor... Umm.... no!
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    One thing I come across all the time when someone asks me for weight-loss advice - people are just unwilling to 1) think outside the box and 2) change their personal way of eating. It looks like they are waiting for the universe to step in and magically alter their biochemistry so foods that have always affected them badly now start being good for them... What do I mean? Well, a friend wants to get rid of her belly and love handles, she says she feels very uncomfortable in her skin, her clothes don't fit any more etc. I told her to cut down on sugar, bread and starches as much as possible and emphasize vegetables, meat, eggs and good fats, maybe have some fruit now and then. Her reply was: 'But I don't really like vegetables and I don't really care for meat and eggs, I can do without them. But what I do love is bread, sweet stuff, fruit, pasta, rice, pizza. Maybe I can reduce my calories to 500 a day - that way I can lose the weight fast enough...' I was speechless. I did try to explain what carbs do to the body, if they are consumed in large amounts. She didn't believe me carbs raise blood sugar and insulin and then insulin drives fat into the cells - oh, no, the laws of biochemistry don't apply to her. Or even if they do now, keeping calories at 500 a day will magically erase all damage she is doing to herself

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sol y Sombra View Post
    One thing I come across all the time when someone asks me for weight-loss advice - people are just unwilling to 1) think outside the box and 2) change their personal way of eating. It looks like they are waiting for the universe to step in and magically alter their biochemistry so foods that have always affected them badly now start being good for them... What do I mean? Well, a friend wants to get rid of her belly and love handles, she says she feels very uncomfortable in her skin, her clothes don't fit any more etc. I told her to cut down on sugar, bread and starches as much as possible and emphasize vegetables, meat, eggs and good fats, maybe have some fruit now and then. Her reply was: 'But I don't really like vegetables and I don't really care for meat and eggs, I can do without them. But what I do love is bread, sweet stuff, fruit, pasta, rice, pizza. Maybe I can reduce my calories to 500 a day - that way I can lose the weight fast enough...' I was speechless. I did try to explain what carbs do to the body, if they are consumed in large amounts. She didn't believe me carbs raise blood sugar and insulin and then insulin drives fat into the cells - oh, no, the laws of biochemistry don't apply to her. Or even if they do now, keeping calories at 500 a day will magically erase all damage she is doing to herself
    Just a slight correction: Excessive refined carbs raise blood sugar, but I wouldn't say they make you fat. I was eating wheat; and what have you, but I maintained my 136lbs frame. I only ended up with a pre-diabetic diagnosis. One of my friends is the same way: he's not fat, by any stretch. He's rather active, teaching Taekwondo. But, he was diagnosed pre-diabetic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lotusberries View Post
    Yeah, that sounds good, but that's not what she meant. She told me because I didn't have the noodles there wasn't enough protein in the soup, even though it was full of chicken! Her brain thinks I can't eat meat, even though I've explained it's the wheat that I have an intolerance to.
    I think it's that people have heard the "I don't eat meat" line so often that they hear "no wheat" as "no meat". Most of the folk I've talked to immediately ask "so...what DO you eat?" When my answer begins with "meat, non-starchy veggies, good fats..." they look absolutely shocked!

    Funny CW the other day....
    I was proselytizing about PB to a lady at work who's one daughter has IBS while her twin sister has Lyme's Disease. I'd told her about how much better I've felt over the last 10 months, how about the only time I get really sick anymore is when I over-cheat, how many people I've 'met' here on MDA have overcome some pretty nasty ailments (including Chron's and chronic systemic infections)... and how I've lost 60 lbs. The first words out of her mouth were "but neither of them are overweight!"

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    Now 214 -- that's 60 lbs!
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    That may have to do with different types of insulin resistance and different individual levels of tolerance in general. A slim person can be insulin-resistant in their fat cells - then they won't be able to put on weight, but their insulin resistance, if combined with a high-carb diet, may give them diabetes later in life. But when you're insulin-resistant in, say, your liver, that won't stop you from gaining weight. It may not happen overnight, indeed in most cases it doesn't, it will be a slow and progressive trend, but it will happen. And the carb cravings are in themselves sufficient to show that this is a person who is consuming way too much sugar (way too much for this individual body) and needs to address their carb consumption, not reduce calories. That was what I meant

    Btw, only yesterday I had another example of the excessive carb consumption -> rise in blood sugar levels -> rise in insulin levels -> weight gain trend: I met a friend whom I hadn't seen in 3 months - just three months. She looked like she was 7 months pregnant. She had put on so much weight, especially in her belly area, I really thought she was pregnant. Of course, I didn't say anything. Later she explained it: she said she had been eating a lot of potaoes, bread, pasta and cakes these three months and had certainly noticed that she had put on some weight... But she was constantly craving cakes, so she ate them. I felt really sorry for her, because I have been there - I know what it means to crave cakes. And her weight gain has been very fast and very substantial. Of course, she may have developed a thyroid condition, who knows, but my first thought was 'OMG, those carbs she's eating are too much for her body'. I'm not saying this amount would be too much for everybody, but it seemed excessive for her.

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    That may have to do with different types of insulin resistance and different individual levels of tolerance in general. A slim person can be insulin-resistant in their fat cells - then they won't be able to put on weight, but their insulin resistance, if combined with a high-carb diet, may give them diabetes later in life. But when you're insulin-resistant in, say, your liver, that won't stop you from gaining weight. It may not happen overnight, indeed in most cases it doesn't, it will be a slow and progressive trend, but it will happen. And the carb cravings are in themselves sufficient to show that this is a person who is consuming way too much sugar (way too much for this individual body) and needs to address their carb consumption, not reduce calories. That was what I meant

    Btw, only yesterday I had another example of the excessive carb consumption -> rise in blood sugar levels -> rise in insulin levels -> weight gain trend: I met a friend whom I hadn't seen in 3 months - just three months. She looked like she was 7 months pregnant. She had put on so much weight, especially in her belly area, I really thought she was pregnant. Of course, I didn't say anything. Later she explained it: she said she had been eating a lot of potaoes, bread, pasta and cakes these three months and had certainly noticed that she had put on some weight... But she was constantly craving cakes, so she ate them. I felt really sorry for her, because I have been there - I know what it means to crave cakes. And her weight gain has been very fast and very substantial. Of course, she may have developed a thyroid condition, who knows, but my first thought was 'OMG, those carbs she's eating are too much for her body'. I'm not saying this amount would be too much for everybody, but it seemed excessive for her. And another thing - she does not exercise - at all. She is a person with a desk job. That may be part of the problem too.

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    Not really funny... more like exasperating.
    My father-in-law (72) had an emergency quintuple bypass at Christmas. Yes, quintuple... 5 arteries shut down 98% of the way.
    And even after that he wants to go get crap like KFC and cheap nasty "buffet" food... and snacks on refined grain and sugary stuff constantly. He eats until he feels sick, his feet swell, he's on medications for BP... WTF!!!
    After his surgery he started out eating pretty good because he could only get his hands on what my MiL cooked for him, but then he would say "just a little of this won't hurt" and he's done that until "just a little" is all the time now that he is independent and driving again. It drives me nuts to be around him... I want to tear my hair out every time.

    I figure the new veins they installed don't really have long at the rate he is trying to get them inflamed and clogged up again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Good View Post
    Now you're just being nasty.
    Not really. Just an observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by athomeontherange View Post
    Not really. Just an observation.

    Carry on.
    I agree.
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    Corri..you are up sooo early..you feeling ok?
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