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Michamus
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Message 267 of 451 (505165)
04-08-2009 10:58 AM
Reply to: Message 266 by Percy
01-10-2009 10:06 PM


Re: Evolving Views on Refined Carbohydrates
Refined Carbohydrates such as High Fructose Corn Syrup and refined sugars (Found commonly in American-made soft and fruit drinks) should definitely be avoided, or at least minimized. I don't know of any dietitians that would say otherwise.

There is certainly merit in the input to ouput ratio when it comes to energy (food). It is surprising to many people that some of the most fit people (Olympic athletes, and Infantrymen ;)) actually consume more food than the average American, period. This is to a scale or ratio. This is entirely due to the fact that you require more energy when your activity level increases. You will also notice that healthier individuals seek a more balanced diet.

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This isn't to say that our bodies aren't individualized. I for one eat a much larger ratio of meat when compared to my diet than most people. I have been told this isn't healthy, but I have an innate craving for the larger supplement of meat. This also hasn't affected my ability to perform in my tasks here in Afghanistan as an Infantry Medic.
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The best solution I can provide for obesity is a balanced diet, and a strict exercise regimen. I have personally seen individuals 40+lbs overweight go through Basic and AIT coming out having come down 20+lbs. I would say anyone that argues against a balanced diet and exercise is probably trying to sell you something, or rationalizing complacency.

Just my two cents.


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Michamus
Member (Idle past 4475 days)
Posts: 230
From: Ft Hood, TX
Joined: 03-16-2009


Message 268 of 451 (505166)
04-08-2009 11:03 AM
Reply to: Message 265 by Percy
10-26-2008 6:49 PM


Re: Status of the Diet, and a Couple Observations

One thing that became apparent this past month was that I was no longer losing weight on the amount of food that had allowed me to lose weight before. I had plateaued for a few a weeks around 21/22 pounds down, but once I recognized this I reduced the amount I eat by maybe another 20% and resumed losing weight.

This is one way to handle a plateau. I would have suggested simply changing the types of food you are eating just to randomize, so as to prevent a memory for your body to go off of. Obviously it is working for you, so keep it up.

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