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    Quote Originally Posted by PVC View Post
    Oops, how embarrassing, now I feel like I've been preaching to the choir. If you've been lifting weights for 12 years, forget about the measly 15 lbs, you must look great regardless. And congrats for staying with it for that long, wish I had and had not given it up.
    I lift, but I'm not a fanatic about it. At 215 lbs. I have a gut.

    The only time I take my shirt off is in the shower.

    And then I avoid the mirror like a vampire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trade View Post
    I lift, but I'm not a fanatic about it. At 215 lbs. I have a gut.
    The only way to get rid of belly fat is with lots of crunches, but I'm sure you already know that. But, I've also read that some people cannot get rid of belly fat even if they do 1000 crunches a day. The only way they can get rid of it (permanently) is with liposuction. Don't know if you hate it enough to have surgery for it. Liposuction is usually safe, but like all surgery, there's always a risk. I don't think I would bother myself, losing weight at my age is mainly for health reasons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVC View Post
    The only way to get rid of belly fat is with lots of crunches, but I'm sure you already know that. But, I've also read that some people cannot get rid of belly fat even if they do 1000 crunches a day. The only way they can get rid of it (permanently) is with liposuction. Don't know if you hate it enough to have surgery for it. Liposuction is usually safe, but like all surgery, there's always a risk. I don't think I would bother myself, losing weight at my age is mainly for health reasons.
    1000 crunches a day?

    Liposuction?

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    I think I'll keep my gut.


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    You might use the carbohydrate scale used by some dieticians
    concerned with diabetes. Look it up on google.
    You count your carbs grams as carbohydrate choices and add up
    the number of choices (units) per day. So you could aim for 9-10 carbo
    choices per day. It gives you more flexibility eating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PVC View Post
    And congrats for staying with it for that long, wish I had and had not given it up.
    I hear you on that. I lifted some way back in High School. Then I took 40 years off. When I went back I was in sad shape.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PVC View Post
    The only way to get rid of belly fat is with lots of crunches, but I'm sure you already know that. But, I've also read that some people cannot get rid of belly fat even if they do 1000 crunches a day. The only way they can get rid of it (permanently) is with liposuction. Don't know if you hate it enough to have surgery for it. Liposuction is usually safe, but like all surgery, there's always a risk. I don't think I would bother myself, losing weight at my age is mainly for health reasons.
    No amount of crunches or any stomach exercise will get rid of belly fat...They will only strengthen your abdominal muscles and build muscle...The only way to get rid of stomach fat or any body fat, is by proper diet and aerobic or anaerobic exercise.
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    Cutting carbs is what works for me. I am a carb-craver, but if I can stick it out for a few days I find I don't particularly crave them.

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    Did anyone ever watch the TV show ďMy 600-pound Life?Ē Iíve seen people on that show that weighed in excess of 700 pounds. Definitely, the ugliest bodies that I have ever seen. I never know whether to feel pity or sorrow for them. There is no doubt that their being as big as they are is their own, but I know that when people become addicted to anything, it can be a problem that just doesnít go away or is easy to fix. Addiction to anything requires serious therapy and hard work on the part of the addicted person to overcome.

    ĎíThe show is on the TLC channel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 911 View Post
    Did anyone ever watch the TV show ďMy 600-pound Life?Ē Iíve seen people on that show that weighed in excess of 700 pounds. Definitely, the ugliest bodies that I have ever seen. I never know whether to feel pity or sorrow for them. There is no doubt that their being as big as they are is their own, but I know that when people become addicted to anything, it can be a problem that just doesnít go away or is easy to fix. Addiction to anything requires serious therapy and hard work on the part of the addicted person to overcome.

    ĎíThe show is on the TLC channel.

    Yes, Iíve seen that show...some have even died after gastric bypass I think.

    The show is on netflix or Amazon or Hulu now too...not sure which one but those are the 3 I have and Iíve seen it pop up.

    Also, even when these people have lost the weight, no amount of exercise will get rid of that extra skin and they need surgery...painful surgery!

    Yes, they can hide a lot with clothes but it must be really hard to see themselves naked after losing 400 or more lbs.

    Even with the gastric bypass many have gained back a lot of weight and Iíve also read that for some reason many have become alcoholics...

    Best thing is not let yourself get to be that heavy in the first place....itís a battle for sure.

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    I know 3 people who have had gastric bypass. One died of Addison's disease which they said was brought on because of the bypass. The other two have been in and out of the hospital for various reasons also attributed to the bypass. Very risky business having that type of surgery.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeCee View Post
    Also, even when these people have lost the weight, no amount of exercise will get rid of that extra skin and they need surgery...painful surgery! Even with the gastric bypass many have gained back a lot of weight and I’ve also read that for some reason many have become alcoholics...
    Here in Tucson, the Tohono Od'han (formerly the Pima) are prone to obesity, diabetes, and alcoholism. I've seen some morbidly obese people with ''bags'' swinging around below the hips. I asked about it and someone told me that usually happens when you lose a a lot of weight, the skin is very loose, and the person gains the weight back. It's horrible looking WITH clothes, I would hate to see them nude.

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    Men have an easier weight loss experience than women for the most part.

    I cannot count Calories. I have to watch carbs. When my blood sugar starts rising I get hot, Ive got to go pee and I get thirsty. Before I realized it was carbs i had been 90% raw food eater, juicer and once i a while a potatoe for 11 months. During this time i had 3 diverticulitis attacks in a 4 months period. Then went to my endo that treats me for hypothyroidism and told him how I was feeling. So it turned out eating plant based diet did not help stop me from feeling miserable.

    Then discovered doc said was insulin resistant. So i went on keto only because my daughter says Mom it may help you. So 2 weeks into eating high fat low carb my joints stopped aching and my stomach did too. Each month after not only was I feeling better I was not having old people aches and pains as before. Since then ive never had stomach pains or ibs. It works for me and I lost 40 pounds since I started eating keto style. I do eat at buffet about once a month and they do have carbs in the foods but I still have to choose carefully.

    I eat beef, chicken, fish, pork and plenty of green vegetables. Im doing well and so I will continue. And, I never have bread, candy or sweets. I do eat fresh blueberries and strawberries.

    Everyone is so different. So not one size fits all. This is why I suppose we have so many medicare choices. 😄 im still in the selection process but getting closer.


    Quote Originally Posted by Camper6 View Post
    Alright. Now is this controversial.

    The way I feel about it.

    It doesn't matter what you eat whether it's carbs or not.

    As long as the calories you ingest are equal to or less than what your body requires.

    Is that accurate or not.

    From my Better Homes and Gardens published around 1950.

    excerpt:
    No diets! No fasting! Food makes us fat--It's as simple as that. Eat more than your body requires and it's stored as fat. To lose or gain weight--count your calories. A calorie is a measure of the fattening tendencies of food. By counting calories and staying within your caloric quota, you can eat everything an still lose weight or gain.
    The secret? When you splurge with a high-calorie-content food, compensate with a low calorie vegetable or dessert. And vice versa. Then by all means watch the extras. They mount up rapidly and alone can account for a large percentage of your calorie quota.
    Figure the calories your body needs just to keep in top physical condition.

    1. Estimate your ideal weight for your height and build. (Most weight charts are for the average person. Large boned people may top this average by 10 to 20 percent, slender boned ones fall under it)

    2. Multiply your "ideal" weight by 15. (your body needs 15 to 20 calories per pound per day)

    3. In order to lose weight, reduce the answer above by one third. In order to gain, in most cases add one third. The result is your calorie quota for one day.

    4. Divide your total for your three meals.


    There is a chart included for calories and Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances.

    Women- 123 pounds- Sedentary 2000 Active 2400
    Men-154 pounds- Sedentary 2400 Active 3000

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    Quote Originally Posted by Invictus
    No amount of crunches or any stomach exercise will get rid of belly fat...They will only strengthen your abdominal muscles and build muscle...The only way to get rid of stomach fat or any body fat, is by proper diet and aerobic or anaerobic exercise.
    Correct. And fat cells don't go away, they just shrink. There is some loss, but they are replaced.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeCee View Post
    Yes, I’ve seen that show...some have even died after gastric bypass I think.

    The show is on netflix or Amazon or Hulu now too...not sure which one but those are the 3 I have and I’ve seen it pop up.

    Also, even when these people have lost the weight, no amount of exercise will get rid of that extra skin and they need surgery...painful surgery!

    Yes, they can hide a lot with clothes but it must be really hard to see themselves naked after losing 400 or more lbs.

    Even with the gastric bypass many have gained back a lot of weight and I’ve also read that for some reason many have become alcoholics...

    Best thing is not let yourself get to be that heavy in the first place....it’s a battle for sure.

    I also watched the show. On one episode, the doctor removed the excess or stretched skin after the person lost 3 or 400 pounds. He narrates it as he goes along and also after the surgery. He talks about all of the blood vessels that he has to cauterize. That has to be a long surgery, not to mention a long recovery. On one episode, he took a big edema (not sure if I have this word right) off the person's leg and it weighed 40 pounds (18 Kilos). Can you imagine carrying something like that around with you? That alone would scare me before going into surgery.
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    I feel extremely sorry for those morbidly obese people. I have to wonder who keeps feeding them, and WHY? Most of them are confined to a bedroom or something, so just take them some salad for heaven's sake.

    ďThe United States has become a place where entertainers and professional athletes are mistaken for people of importance.Ē -- Robert Heinlein

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