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^ Even just replacing one bad for a more healthy version of that food is a good way to start. The biggest mistake you can make is to get rid of everything at once. Start slow by eating more vegetables, replacing carbs with healthier choices like whole grains, and you'll make a good dent.

One of my favorite things to make is overnight oats. I put a cup of steel cut oats, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, a couple dried berries, two tablespoons unsweetened Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons homemade jam and 3/4 cup milk. Mix and let sit overnight. In the morning, take it with you to work and eat. Hassle free, takes about 5 minutes to make (apart from the time it takes to make homemade jam).
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Tadase_Amu wrote:

I don't know what the basis is for perfect but I know I'm not. But I'm not fat either.


Your body is not being limited or damaged from fat or lack thereof. I got about 5-10lbs of fat total and that's enough for a small energy reserve but not so little that my body is having lack of fat issues.
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Rujikin wrote:


Tadase_Amu wrote:

I don't know what the basis is for perfect but I know I'm not. But I'm not fat either.


Your body is not being limited or damaged from fat or lack thereof. I got about 5-10lbs of fat total and that's enough for a small energy reserve but not so little that my body is having lack of fat issues.


I never really cared enough to measure the amount of fat in my body. Let's just say I have enough. I can't pinch fat in my stomach area... that's the amount of fat I have.
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I guess they do care, but in my case I don't care since I don't get fat even though I eat a lot .
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Rujikin wrote:


KamisamanoOtaku wrote:


Nasirei wrote:

Right now I live a healthy lifestyle and left my old unhealthy and sedentary life. You know, soda everyday, fast food, carbohydrates, bread, etc.

I used to be obese type I, was super conscious about it. Lost some weight and still doing it. Now I'm just slightly overweight, a few more weeks and I'll reach a healthy range.


Congrats!

I myself am horribly obese and I loathe it. To me it is a visible sign of my lack of self control and discipline. There is no other way to really explain it: I know what I want to be and... well I can't be that because I have a crazy imagination and it involves super-powers! XD On a serious note though I have made many attempts at getting things under control and usually I'll make some progress until something challenging happens in life, when I then slack off and before you know it I'm bigger than ever before. >_<

It is a bad cycle; the more you are overly fat the harder it is to watch what you eat and to exercise and stay healthy. At first it is just miner stuff but as you get older it really takes a toll. My joints are basically aging twice as fast due to my size. I'm gearing up for a change in diet (and when I say "diet", I do mean a permanent change in what and how I eat, not a quick trick to lose weight) to see if that will help.


Get rid of your constant source of sugar pop. Don't replace it with diet pop remove pop from your diet. Treat it like booze not something you should drink all the time. Make sure to eat breakfast everyday even if its something small/quick to start your metabolism, you basically fast during the night and eating signals your metabolism to start up.

Eat less highly processed foods and try to eat foods that have less processing and are using more natural ingredients (as in it comes from a plant/animal not a chemical processing plant). You will have to cook more but the natural foods absorb slower and give your body energy over a longer period of time which decreases how much sugars get absorbed by fat cells.

My friends did this and lost 100lbs and 200lbs by sitting on their butts.

I can confirm. This is excellent advice; It's basically what I've done and it has worked for me and is still working.

The only qualm I have is the diet soda bit. Yes, it's bad for you in a different way, but it does not affect weight loss. As a matter of fact, in my case, since I can't make myself drink water, I use it to get rid of water weight right before I need to weigh in somewhere.
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I do care if I'm fat but I haven't been "fat" since I was 3. My body just kicks into maximum overdrive with the metabolism. I just can't get fat.
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im skinny as all hell(unintentionally)
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I don't care very much about fat, but if you're 400 lbs you should probably do something.
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People do care. Whether it's for appearance or for health.

I do not wish for a perfect body. I just want to have a healthy one. After all I'm not the showy type when it comes to skin.

I recently got fat in the stomach area. Die evil french fries. My confidence kind of went down. I tend to wear loose shirts for the time being.
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realistically everyone has a little of it somewhere on their bodies. even models. i'm not fat but i dont have a perfect body either.
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I ain't fat but it truly doesn't matter if you're feeling ok about yourself.
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Rujikin wrote:

Get rid of your constant source of sugar pop. Don't replace it with diet pop remove pop from your diet. Treat it like booze not something you should drink all the time. Make sure to eat breakfast everyday even if its something small/quick to start your metabolism, you basically fast during the night and eating signals your metabolism to start up.

Eat less highly processed foods and try to eat foods that have less processing and are using more natural ingredients (as in it comes from a plant/animal not a chemical processing plant). You will have to cook more but the natural foods absorb slower and give your body energy over a longer period of time which decreases how much sugars get absorbed by fat cells.

My friends did this and lost 100lbs and 200lbs by sitting on their butts.


Thanks for the advice: I actually know most of it and it is sound. For those reading this that aren't aware, exercise doesn't burn a tremendous amount of calories for most folks and can easily stimulate your appetite, so exercise alone is rarely going to compensate for caloric consumption. Unless you're an Olympic swimmer in training. ;)

Most people like myself just need to cut way back on calories consumed. Making sure you're getting the nutrition you need can also be important, as it isn't uncommon for people to overeat because while they consume too many calories, they aren't actually getting all the nutrients their bodies need.

I actually have to mind how much soda pop I drink and I cannot drink diet soda. Part of my problem is I developed Irritable Bowel Syndrome almost 10 years ago and its the bad kind. For example if I eat more than trace amounts of beef I'll be laid up with stomach cramps for anywhere from several hours to a few days. Can't handle lettuce or dairy products other than cheese either. Basically if it is difficult to digest I need to avoid it. Nuts are also out, especially raw as I am prone to swelling in my gastrointestinal track and that does not go well with nuts. @_@

Part of why it has been difficult to lose weight has been that most of what I can eat are breads... or so I thought. Finally doing a little research after dismissing it years earlier, I may actually be somewhat gluten intolerant. So I'm trying to figure out a gluten free diet based on my current, IBS and wallet imposed restrictions. Even if it turns out I'm not gluten intolerant to some degree, cutting it will force me to eliminate most processed foods. Also it turns out wheat (even whole grains) products really spike your blood sugar before it crashes back down, making it very easy to graze on them all day.

TL;DR: What Rujikin says is true. I added a bit to it and explained my personal situation.
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I'm one of those guys that would have to make a significant effort to gain excess weight. So I don't worry about fat. I do wish to have a higher grade of muscle tone though. Simple calisthenics don't cover everything. One day I'll be able to sit on a hard bench for a while without feeling sore.

As others have said, do not skip breakfast. It sets the tone for your whole day and kick starts your metabolism. Eating more though out the day can help some people lose weight.

Akage-chan wrote:

One of my favorite things to make is overnight oats. I put a cup of steel cut oats, 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds, 2 tablespoons chia seeds, a couple dried berries, two tablespoons unsweetened Greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons homemade jam and 3/4 cup milk. Mix and let sit overnight. In the morning, take it with you to work and eat. Hassle free, takes about 5 minutes to make (apart from the time it takes to make homemade jam).

Sounds interesting. I do like the grainy breads. I'd be starting from scratch on ideas of making jam though. Every time I hear homemade jam I remember Akiko's. I still have scars.
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I don't really care as long as I fit into my clothes. Sucks to buy new clothes. I miss the days I could just eat whatever I want with no consequences.

And yes managing weight is mostly about diet. Exercise is still important for lots of other reasons, and can give you a little leeway in cutting calories.
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I care. Not so much for appearance, but definitely for health.

I've been physically active for most of my life so being fat has never really been an issue for me. Except for my toddler years, when momma Tofu went crazy with feeding her new baby, I've stayed relatively fit. I have however injured myself to where I wasn't able to workout as consistently as I would've liked and after six months of rehab I could definitely tell that I was in worse shape and I hated myself for it.

I don't believe in the perfect body though and when it comes to other people I don't give a damn if you're overweight or obese. It's your life, do with it what you want. You'd probably live longer if ya cut down on the calories and maybe throw in some exercise though. Might be happier too and I'm all for happy people!
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