Dalai wrote: It isn't rocket science that all these books make it out to be - though the authors are reaping peoples need to have a complex answer.
squeaza wrote:[squeaza hurriedly raids pantry and quaffs a bottle of olive oil]
I've tried lots of small meals, lots of big meals, lots of protein, plenty of carbs, not much sugar, because I don't like a lot full stop, definitely tried the drinking-lots-of-water-to-check-if-really-hungry etc. etc. Work protocol/scheduling makes nibbling on the run pretty hard or completely not allowed, but I try
Atomic Kitten wrote:I'd like to see how your body responds to 8hrs sleep / night for a couple of months
Riding Every Day wrote:Dalai wrote: It isn't rocket science that all these books make it out to be - though the authors are reaping peoples need to have a complex answer.
Fascinating discussion. I reckon Dalai sums it up perfectly for me. For lots of reasons, we (humans) tend to seek much more complex answers to what is essentially a very simple equation.
weg wrote:Maybe we don't know enough about nutrition Euan, but it seems a long bow to cast mainstream nutrition science as 'bad science'. The AIS is more interested in gold than egos or agendas, and they're not flogging a diet book. Free alternative for those interested, with a sport slant - AIS nutrition on protein and carbs, but the section on body shape also discusses some of these issues.
I enjoyed one of the interviews with Anna Meares over the weekend; she's given up alcohol ('no problem') and chocolate (could strain relationships) until all the big things are out of the way this year.
Riding Every Day wrote:I don't see it that people are dismissing 'out of hand' anything you've said. I certainly didn't intend to, but I haven't read every single post in here either.
But on that - everyone has an opinion in regard to weight loss / diet / fitness etc / whatever you want to call the general area. You started by saying you'd spent a few weeks holidaying in SE Asia and had the time to read a few books. You then noticed you'd apparently lost weight (although you don't use weight as a gauge / measure) as you needed to buy a new belt.
I can understand why some people (not necessarily those who've responded here) would dismiss that kind of theorising.
Atomic Kitten wrote:Euan: are you saying, that with no change in calories, and no additional exercise, you lost weight because you cut out grains, etc?
To me it sounds like you cut your calorie intake (cut out sugars is what you wrote, not "replaced them with something else") and were walking 4-5 hours / day for a few weeks and hail this as a miraculous weightloss because you cut out some grains (again - potentially cutting down on calories).
Unless you have the facts, down to actual calorie in / out differences, your experience is not scientific, but purely conjecture. To be offended that people are taking it with a grain of salt seems remiss.
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