Mog The Almighty wrote: ↑Wed Feb 10, 2021 9:02 am
eldanielfire wrote: ↑Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:43 pm
Mog The Almighty wrote: ↑Tue Feb 09, 2021 9:30 pm
Fat Albert wrote: ↑Tue Feb 09, 2021 6:21 pm
My GP for 30 years who was also my uncle summed up dietary advice in 2 words
Ps He died from heart failure at 73 having been clinically obese all his life
It's perfect advice.
The only way anybody is or has ever lost weight is by eating less calories than they burn or chopping off limbs. That's true whether your GP succeeded on a personal level or not.
Eating less carbs and sugars may well make that easier for some people, but it's not the lack of carbs that cause the weight loss, it's the lack of calories. I've lost 10kg over lockdown by following one rule: never eat before 12 midday, and after 12 midday, only eat once I genuinely feel hunger. After that's occurred I allow myself to eat whatever I want for the rest of the day, even chips and ice creams (both are rare occurrences, I generally keep it pretty healthy and high protein).
That much all said, I am personally convinced that eating a low-carb diet, particularly a low-sugar and low-processed-carb diet, is healthy for a whole host of other reasons than just making it easier for some people to lose weight. It's not a coincidence that if you cut out sugar and processed carbs, you also basically cut out all junk food in one fell swoop. That's why that works. We're not designed to eat that shit.
Yes it's calories, but look at any meal, cut out protein or fats and you still feel hungry and have barely cut out many calories. Cut out carbs and the same meals calories dramatically drops and you won't feel hungry afterwards.
The issue with being overweight is is that certain foods are addictive and encourage people to eat more or indulge more. Almost subconsciously.
That is almost certainly true when it comes to sugar.
But not all carbs, in fact your first sentence is wrong. You'd be surprised at how little calories there are in a huge bowl of salad or a plate full of broccoli. The calories it contains will almost all come from the fats in salad dressings. So I think cutting out those kind of carbs is ineffective and even counter-productive and unhealthy.
Sugar and processed carbs are the problem. Low carb diets work because they cut them out by default. Cutting out broccoli isn't doing shit though.
As I said, if it was just "Cut them out and get thin", life would be easy. Most people wouldn't call eating Broccoli eating carbs. Just like we don't call eating meat carbs despite the fact both have a small number of carbs in them. I also wouldn't ever comfort eat Broccoli or salad mate, dressing or no dressing.
The fact is people consume large amounts of pastry, chocolate, crisps and junk food because they don't realsie they are high carbs/calories but it act as comfort in a high stress society.
Given a few examples I know, I know a mate who works long hours and some days needs a de-stress. Boss ball ache, customers ball ache and sometimes other staff ball ache. Ideally he'll home come on and play COD or Cyberpunk with mates or an hour to chill and get the day off. But his girlfriend will then start bothering him for attention when he does. Sounds minor but if he doesn't respond or asks for a hour or anything she'll go nuts at him, slam doors demand attention or invent jobs for him to do then complain he does nothing around the house. Recently he's found he has no outlet, no matter how often he explains he wants to de-stress she won't change, even though she accepts and agrees with him, next time she'll act as if they never spoke about it and do it again.
Now he doesn't play because it will mean an argument or a bad mood and atmosphere when he has to walk on eggshells. As a result he's always stressed, tense etc. Guess what his outlet currently is when he pops into a show on the way home? Sure he could snack on low carb stuff, but what's the point when he's looking for a dopamine fix to get the day off him?
From numerous friends I can point to long days and no time, stressful demanding and dependent parents, people looking after parents with dementia, kids with all sorts of problems, volatile girlfriends or boyfriends, financial stress etc. They aren't going to get satisfaction from salads with dressing. That's why carbs are problematic and lifestyle choices are difficult.