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Discussion in 'Gator Country Health and Fitness' started by chrisleakfan4life, Feb 9, 2012.
From the implant im sure.
On the one hand, I can't think of a more useless indicator than BMI. On the other hand, if you feel like you're a tad overweight, then losing a few certainly can't hurt and might be beneficial for its own sake.
Cool app. Thanks for the heads up.
Rum & Coke = 369 calories!!
Crap - I'm screwed :laugh:
I'm similarly very skeptical. Having an unusual build I have always rolled my eyes at those kind of measures. But while I am active and healthy, I wouldn't mind looking better in my swimsuit*, so figured I'd see how it goes. And it's also a bit of a challenge, which I enjoy, especially when it relates to something physical.
But based on the nightmarish stories I hear about statins she's likely going to have to forcibly feed them to me if she wants me to take them at this age. My cholesterol isn't even "high" at this point - I think she thinks she's being precautionary, which is OK.
*by "swimsuit" I mean naked.
Thanks man, i would be interested but what is it exactly, some type of message board?
Right now i try and watch an episode of The Biggest Loser daily, to keep myself motivated as well as to learn some things.
Check it out, its got a bit too much going on in my opinion but there are definitely forums to check out, there is a social aspect where you can follow people and post random stuff like twitter. People can follow you and comment on your workouts. Also when you log your workouts they give you points for your accomplishments and there are quests and a leveling system. I have just started to really like it in the last week or so and come home from my workouts and cant wait to log my stats.
Interesting vid on cholesterol
Am I to assume that any of these apps still leave you at the mercy of estimating food amount ?
LoseIt has a handy bar code scanner that will automatically down/upload the calories per serving, but yes, you still have to estimate your amount. And it's particularly problematic for those (like me) who buy fresh or bulk and tend to eat out at non-chain or local restaurants (as lots of big chains have their calorie info in the app). The best solution I have come up with so far is just to make sure I err on the side of overestimating my portion size and underestimating my exercise level.
Even the chain information is not quite exact since as was mentioned in another thread they make those calculations using very specific measurements. However, line cooks are not required to be as exact when creating each dish.
So no matter what its all still a guess. Granted a good guess and tracking is much better than not doing it at all. If you at least have an idea of how much you are eating I would imagine people will eat less.
So, here is why I have to be prepared to tell even those clients of mine who are counting calories, "Guess what ? You need to eat less food than you're eating now!"
A ward study on calorie estimation was recently done at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. Participants estimated they were consuming, on average, 1,081 calories a day. In reality, they were consuming ... 2,182 calories a day!
They were getting TWICE as many calories a day as they thought!
This is why I tend to recommend less variety, not more variety, same (looking) meals over and over again, until weight is lost, THEN begin to introduce more flexibility.
A 'good guess' can serve as a reference point. It's a place to start.
Not shocked by that at all. I think until people actually track their meals for a while and add up the calories they have no idea how much they eat. But once you have done it for a while I think you get a much better idea and though you will never be 100% accurate I bet you will be a lot closer than half your intake.
No doubt. Further, some people just need to wean themselves off of self-deception. I don't mean to suggest that they're evil, only that they are typically in denial about how (comparatively) little food they get to eat in order to accomplish their goals.
That's why im trying to stick to my "Lean Cuisine Diet" till i get closer to my goal, im assuming their calorie listings are accurate and they have enough variety so that i don't get "bored" as it were.
Packaged food rocks for losing weight! So do lots of fast-food restaurants.
Rocks or rots? Since you mentioned fast food i am conflicted :grin:
Hell no! It's processed so it won't rot! Chemicals rock too! See my 'Word Association' thread.
Well ill be doing it my way even if it doesn't meet your approval :grin:
Perhaps not surprisingly, a woman I know who's using myfitnesspal has failed to lose any weight, I mean ANY weight. Yes, it tells her the calories in a given portion. But it leaves her at the mercy of estimating portion size.