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When's my Break?
- POSTED ON: Jul 21, 2014

 

 

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Impossible, Risky, Pointless? ... Try it.
- POSTED ON: Jun 25, 2014



At present, I am involved in one of my ongoing Diet Experiments. The picture above describes how I'm feeling about that experiment this morning. Generally I choose not to discuss the details of any personal diet experiment here at DietHobby while that experiment is still ongoing.

After a diet experiment has ended, I spend time thinking about it, re-analyzing my data, and thinking about it some more. I usually reach some personal conclusions about that particular diet. Sometimes I share these conclusions here at DietHobby, and sometimes I do not.

Anyone can learn a great deal about me, personally, by reading DietHobby's ABOUT ME section; my F.A.Q.s; and looking at my Photo Gallery, all of which are found under the RESOURCES heading.

Treating Dieting as a Hobby is a way-of-life for me, but DietHobby isn't my "personal journal". DietHobby is a Scrapbook that I'm continually creating, made up of pictures, and videos, and ideas of others that I find interesting, together with some of my personal viewpoints.

DietHobby's ARCHIVES contain many timeless articles that provide me with ongoing inspiration. I'm always going back to read something that I posted months or years ago, and often, I learn something new, or re-learn something that slipped my mind.
I've made over 300 personal videos,
involving recipes, inspiration, and information.   All of these can easily be seen here in DietHobby. I've also shared a great many videos made by others here in DietHobby. These are categorized and placed at different locations here in DietHobby, however, an easy way to see all of what exists is by going to Videos, under the RESOURCES heading.

The Books & Tools section is limited to only those that I find extremely interesting, helpful, or unusual. Both of these are also found under the RESOU...


Cut the Rope
- POSTED ON: May 28, 2014

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Retaining Food
- POSTED ON: May 20, 2014

 

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Calorie Denialism
- POSTED ON: Apr 18, 2014


                                      
 I recently read a short e-book, “Talking Back to Diet Gurus” by Mike Howard, who is an online fitness guy. I like the way he expressed his point of view on the Calorie issue in the article below, which was posted at Tom Venturo’s website, burnthefatblog.com.

Calorie Denialism: Why It’s Hurting Your Fat Loss Efforts 
             by Mike Howard

Calories have become a perfect target for diet book authors and gurus alike to play on the emotions of those who struggle with weight. In the typical diet book and health blog world, calorie (and any mention of counting them) is met with an illogical amount of hostility. It has become one of the greatest sources of confusion in the world of fat loss and has undoubtedly led to much frustration for those looking to shed pounds. Rest assured you are not alone if you are befuddled by the whole thing…

My aim here is to untangle some of the misconceptions regarding calories, food and eating for fat loss. I wish to arm you with the best knowledge we have regarding fat loss to make the best decision for YOU.

The Anti-calorie Arguments

There are a number of different ways people will try dismiss or at least downplay the importance of calories when it comes to fat loss. How many of these have you heard before?

  • Advice to eat less and move more implies that you are calling people gluttons and sloths.

  • Overweight people eat no more than do skinny people.

  • Counting calories doesn’t work.

  • Counting calories is obsessive (extreme, OCD, orthorexic, etc)

  • It’s the carbs/insulin that increases fat – not calories.
     
  • Focus on the QUALITY of food because QUANTITY is less relevant/irrelevant

In essence, counting calories is responsible for the obesity epidemic, obsessive compulsive disorder and The Kardashians.

Is a Calorie a Calorie?

The answer to this question is a resounding …“kind of”. I’m going to make this as mercifully short and un-nerdy as possible. The calories in/calories out model is an imperfect one due mostly to the differing affects carbohydrates, proteins and fats have on the body during processing. In this case, protein is more metabolically costly to handle than carbs or fats. This renders the model imperfect but not incorrect.

My thesis then is that calories matter the MOST when it comes to fat loss and fat gain. You cannot esc...


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