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Old Thu, Jun-21-18, 06:40
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My radar is always alert to extremely obese people--and equally sensitive to thin or petite people (women particularly). The question is Why? both ways. Surely genetics are involved. In a flock of ten kids on any playground, there will be one or two "fat" ones. Do they eat differently from their peers? I doubt it.


Jonathan Bailor has a nice explanation for this, where he uses a clogged sink analogy. Every body has a rate of flow from the faucet (food intake) to the drain (metabolization and elimination). If you clog the drain and make it inefficient, the sink fills up to a higher set point (you gain weight). He says that it's a hormonal issue, and it may or may not be genetically established. His key to fighting obesity is for people to switch to high quality food that unclogs the hormonal sink and establishes a new, lower set point. Basically that's what keto and LC eating does, but Bailor's approach gives a little more dietary latitude.

(It's all interesting stuff backed by actual scientific research, which is great. Like I said before, the problem for me starts when Bailor starts to hawk his program, his books, his supplements, and so forth. I guess he has to make a living, but somehow the information loses some value when I see it as advertising.)
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Old Thu, Jun-21-18, 07:15
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Plan: Wheat Belly
Stats: 217/192.5/175 Female 5ft 2 inches
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I was never overweight growing up. Money was scarce. There were never any snacks in the house, only a cake when it was someone's birthday. We ate our meals and nothing else. It never entered my mind to eat something when it was not mealtime. If I got hungry, I just thought "Wow, when's dinner?"

After I got a job and was eating out for lunch, etc, I started to gain a little bit, but I kept it under control. At age 35 I married Mr Potato Head, a confirmed carboholic who's weight never changes. My eating habits changed to be more like his, and all bets were off. I gained 80 lbs and it brought along a couple friends, Heart Disease and Diabetes. My sink was definitely clogged. To this day, DH still tells me that carbs do NOT cause weight gain. Maybe not for him!!!
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Old Thu, Jun-21-18, 08:47
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Plan: No GPS/OMAD (23:1)
Stats: 150/125/120 Female 64 inches
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A gradual process starting in my mid forties, until I decided to do something about it as I approached 60. I was small and puny as a child, and average as a younger woman. Not scrawny, not plump.
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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 06:17
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Plan: Atkins/LCHF
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At age 35 I married Mr Potato Head
I'm pretty sure that the happy state of matrimony is fattening--for both parties. Among other things, the pleasant society of mealtimes and wanting to please (dessert, dear?) changes the eating dynamic. And that's before pregnancy, eating on the run, and break room pressures kick in. Healthy eating can be a tough discipline.
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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 06:24
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Plan: ketosis/IF
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Yeah I think one person's craving triggers the others. Even living with Dad, we each cook our own meals, so our eating isn't exactly chained, but if one of us is buying peanuts etc. the other can get in trouble. Right now we're both doing carnivore, that makes things really easy.
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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 10:51
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I'm pretty sure that the happy state of matrimony is fattening--for both parties. Among other things, the pleasant society of mealtimes and wanting to please (dessert, dear?) changes the eating dynamic. And that's before pregnancy, eating on the run, and break room pressures kick in. Healthy eating can be a tough discipline.


Having a dual-income household compounds things. When everybody gets home, nobody wants to cook. The telephone and pizza delivery is all to easy.
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Old Fri, Jun-22-18, 12:13
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Plan: Atkins
Stats: 198.5/175.0/140 Female 60"
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Yes, it was getting married and cooking for a new husband, making desserts and treats for packed lunches. Then it was pregnancy and feeding darling children, who required 3 square meals and carby snacks all day long! Where did that come from? As a child, I only ate at meal times and wasn't allowed to snack for fear it would spoil my dinner.

The children are now adults and I am still working on losing the "baby" weight.
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