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Losing Weight by Cutting Carbs

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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.



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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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