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    Quote Originally Posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
    Drinking vs eating calories is irrelevant. It's just more likely you'll feel more sated on food vs drinks.
    So, not irrelevant.
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    Ayla, I think that there are a lot of things about serious obesity that we just don't understand. Does obesity cause diabetes, or does a tendency to diabetes cause obesity, which then gets the disease to appear? What is the difference in levels of obesity? IOW do we really treat someone who is 30% overweight the same as someone who is 100% overweight? How about the genetic component - how do we help people with over 38 genes that trigger obesity?

    How do we help people who were allowed to get fat when they were children? Children who are overfed can actually have an increased number of fat cells, whereas once we're adults, the number is fixed and the size changes. So, barring liposuction, how do we help people who were fed as children to the point that they have more fat cells than is healthy? Or is lipsuction the answer for them?

    Since the medical community is only going to pump us full of drugs and tell us to eat low fat high grain diets, we're on our own. I guess the only answer is to keep experimenting on ourselves until we find the answer for each of us. n=1

    You have stored energy (I've got a bunch too, just a lot less than last year). That's what adipose tissue is. Many people, for various reasons, do medically supervised water fasts lasting as long as 30 days and I never see headlines about them dying. Or any of them saying that because they went into starvation mode, they became chronically overweight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Drumroll View Post
    Eating more will probably RAISE insulin levels slightly at first because your body has to get used to the new way of eating all over again. This may not be a noticeable increase however, if you already have serious issues. And once it adjusts to the new way of eating and recognizes it as the norm, insulin levels may calm down a bit.

    Will it solve all of your metabolic issues? NO.

    Will it help? YES.
    So what will else do I need to do to solve them? Take the meds? I guess it could hurt as it is a drug, and some people get GI upsets from it. Dr couldn't explain any other potential side affects. Maybe the benefit will outweigh the risk. But could I cause more issues from it?

    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    What I meant was that it's really easy to overeat liquid calories.

    In your example, I guess your BP coffee replaces your meal. But where's the quality protein?

    Forget calories. Or rather, focus on eating foods that will provide you with the *nutrition* you need in the form of essential vitamins etc.
    Sorry I see what you mean yes. No protein in it. So eating a meal with protein makes more sense.

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryKiwi47 View Post
    Drinking vs eating calories is irrelevant. It's just more likely you'll feel more sated on food vs drinks. People struggling to gain weight are recommended to drink calories between meals to up them.
    As for you, I suggest keeping the BP coffee AND eating breakfast. Why? Because it's been established you're not getting enough cals in as is.

    Have you signed back into MFP yet?
    No I have not, I am still trying to work out what to set calorie goals at. And plus I already said this is dangerous territory for me. There has to be another way.
    Like eating a meal either with or without a BP coffee. My calories should increase if I am eating 3 meals of protein, and lots of veg with some fat shouldn't it?

    And even if I did count, who's formula do I believe?

    That amount of calories you suggest, just seems like a huge amount, and I don't know how I would lose weight on it, and I cannot gain more. I guess its going to be one step at a time, as I don't think suddenly stuffing in an extra 1000 cal a day isn't going to be easy. Since I am not hungry for long periods now, how would eating more make me more hungry?

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    Quote Originally Posted by magicmerl View Post
    So, not irrelevant.
    Correct. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Yeah but whos advice do I listen to about the amount of calories and macro breakdown?

    Surely counting calories doesn't have to be the answer.
    You might want to count on the back-end, like we do.

    Essentially, this is just to check to make sure that your basic needs are getting met. The very first layer of need that needs to get met is your protein need. And, it's nice because it's constant.

    So, there are lots of formulas for determining how much protein to get. I use 1 g per lb lean body weight. This means taking your body fat percentage (estimated, of course) and multiply your weight by that percentage. Subtract this from your total body weight. That gives you the lean body mass, and use that number to determine the grams of protein.

    For me, it's 18% at 128, so it's 128 - (128 x .18) = 105 g protein.

    Then, do between 80-100g carbs per day would probably work well for you. Then the rest is fat.

    If you're doing 105 g protein and 100 g carbohydrate, that's 820 calories there. If you then try to get up to 1200 calories (lets just say, as a random number), then it's 380 calories from fat -- just 42 grams of fat.

    And, look at the percentages: 105 p is 420 calories and is 35% of 1200 calories. 100 g carbohydrate is 400 calories and is 30% carbohydrate. This means that 42 grams of fat is 380 calories is just under 35% of 1200 calories.

    This fits within Perfect Health Diet styling anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zach View Post
    Ayla, you know all these answers all ready because you have asked them repeatedly. You know what to do, yet you come here every night and confuse yourself even more. This thread is too long for me to highlight all the contradictions and answered questions you keep posting and honestly i dont care to explain myself because all you have ever done is ridicule me and shrug off any information I have ever given you. Did you even read the article i posted at the beginning or did you skip it because some idiot said it was high carb propaganda?

    And yes, i think the best thing you could do right now is unplug your computer and try to forget everything you think you know about nutrition.

    Heres my last advice. Eat real food, dont restrict a food because of its nutrient content, restrict it if it has chemicals you cant pronounce. Dont eat half your calories in liquid fat because some loon on a forum says it works for them. Eat like you live in the 19th century and you had never read a word on nutrition. If you cant grow it, kill it, pick it, milk it, dont eat it.
    Do you truly think I am trying to fight with you still?
    No I am not, I truly don't understand or I would not be asking. So what if you think I am dumb. I am asking the questions I am asking because I am trying to figure it out.

    I do eat real food, that is the thing. I don't eat huge amounts of starchy carbs as they don't make me feel good.
    I know dropping the BP coffee will help and I am happy to do so.

    Can you just answer what I specifically asked you. In plain english. That article you send me is huge, and nope I don't understand it, and I am sorry for that.

    Quote Originally Posted by JoanieL View Post
    Ayla, I think that there are a lot of things about serious obesity that we just don't understand. Does obesity cause diabetes, or does a tendency to diabetes cause obesity, which then gets the disease to appear? What is the difference in levels of obesity? IOW do we really treat someone who is 30% overweight the same as someone who is 100% overweight? How about the genetic component - how do we help people with over 38 genes that trigger obesity?

    How do we help people who were allowed to get fat when they were children? Children who are overfed can actually have an increased number of fat cells, whereas once we're adults, the number is fixed and the size changes. So, barring liposuction, how do we help people who were fed as children to the point that they have more fat cells than is healthy? Or is lipsuction the answer for them?

    Since the medical community is only going to pump us full of drugs and tell us to eat low fat high grain diets, we're on our own. I guess the only answer is to keep experimenting on ourselves until we find the answer for each of us. n=1

    You have stored energy (I've got a bunch too, just a lot less than last year). That's what adipose tissue is. Many people, for various reasons, do medically supervised water fasts lasting as long as 30 days and I never see headlines about them dying. Or any of them saying that because they went into starvation mode, they became chronically overweight.
    Thanks Joanie, you confirmed some things I wondered.

    As for being fat as a kid, I don't know if it makes a difference, but never got fat till I was 18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zoebird View Post
    You might want to count on the back-end, like we do.

    Essentially, this is just to check to make sure that your basic needs are getting met. The very first layer of need that needs to get met is your protein need. And, it's nice because it's constant.

    So, there are lots of formulas for determining how much protein to get. I use 1 g per lb lean body weight. This means taking your body fat percentage (estimated, of course) and multiply your weight by that percentage. Subtract this from your total body weight. That gives you the lean body mass, and use that number to determine the grams of protein.

    For me, it's 18% at 128, so it's 128 - (128 x .18) = 105 g protein.

    Then, do between 80-100g carbs per day would probably work well for you. Then the rest is fat.

    If you're doing 105 g protein and 100 g carbohydrate, that's 820 calories there. If you then try to get up to 1200 calories (lets just say, as a random number), then it's 380 calories from fat -- just 42 grams of fat.

    And, look at the percentages: 105 p is 420 calories and is 35% of 1200 calories. 100 g carbohydrate is 400 calories and is 30% carbohydrate. This means that 42 grams of fat is 380 calories is just under 35% of 1200 calories.

    This fits within Perfect Health Diet styling anyway.
    But when I have counted I have ended up around 1200 calories anyway. What I am eating hasn't changed since I was counting, but apparently this is starvation mode for me.

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    Ayla- Stressing yourself out about this is really not going to help.

    Did you know that there is a difference between pathological insulin resistance caused by a SAD diet and physiological insulin resistance caused by lc or vlc diets?

    Does your doc know the difference? If your fasting blood glucose was high, it may mean that you simply needed to eat breakfast.

    Read this: Does Eating a Low Carb Diet Cause Insulin Resistance? | Mark&#039;s Daily Apple

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Zach and angry kiwi, how does your theory of starvation mode relate to extremely high insulin?

    The Dr says its why weight loss has been harder, but you are saying I am not eating enough.

    Can you see why I am confused? It has to be one answer surely? It can't be everything.

    OK I do know I need to eat more, and I think lowering my fats will do that, and I am fine with doing that. But if I am eating more, will it have anything to do with bringing the insulin level down? Or do I truly need this drug the Dr wants me to take?

    I need to understand this 100%
    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post
    Please explain to me how in such a short amount of time.
    I need to understand this. How does fat come into it?

    Please don't just post links, I need a simple explanation I can understand.
    Zach? I don't want to fight with anyone OK. But id like you to give me an easy to understand explanation for what you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ayla2010 View Post

    No I have not, I am still trying to work out what to set calorie goals at. And plus I already said this is dangerous territory for me. There has to be another way.
    Like eating a meal either with or without a BP coffee. My calories should increase if I am eating 3 meals of protein, and lots of veg with some fat shouldn't it?

    And even if I did count, who's formula do I believe?

    That amount of calories you suggest, just seems like a huge amount, and I don't know how I would lose weight on it, and I cannot gain more. I guess its going to be one step at a time, as I don't think suddenly stuffing in an extra 1000 cal a day isn't going to be easy. Since I am not hungry for long periods now, how would eating more make me more hungry?
    The amount of calories I suggested will make you lose weight because it's below your TDEE. Seriously. I kid you not, it may seem like a lot, but that's just because you're heavier and thus, burn more calories simply by existing.

    Your calorie should only increase IF YOU MAKE THEM. Just eating three meals may not boost your calories enough - it might, but I doubt it'll reach the number we came to before.
    It may not be easy - to add the extra kcals and/because of the mentality you may have around this - but just... Well, eat. Eggs with cheese, bacon and veggies. Sweet potato coated in butter alongside a grassfed steak. Real food, more of it. Caloric density vs volume - if you're struggling to get it down, go for density.
    Hell, I have a killer "Primal Nachos" recipe. Don't be afraid to eat a dessert, either - boost the protein with some yoghurt or cottage cheese with berries.

    It may take awhile, but you will come to enjoy it. Think about it - you will be will to eat more, AND your weight loss will pick up. As you lose weight, the cals get lowered down. It all balances out.

    A the very least, try what I suggested for a couple of weeks.

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