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I've heard of that notebook thing before, but in the past whenever I was trying to lose weight, I would obsess over calorie counting and as soon as I came across something that I didn't know the caloric info for, I'd just kind of give up. I might be stupid, but I'm not so stupid that I don't know that eating an entire bag of whatever over the course of an hour is terrible for you. I think I'll give it a shot.

You can also try to make one small change at a time. Stop drinking pop, for example, and drink water instead.

 

Or diet and decaffeinated soda, or carbonated water.


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I've heard of that notebook thing before, but in the past whenever I was trying to lose weight, I would obsess over calorie counting and as soon as I came across something that I didn't know the caloric info for, I'd just kind of give up. I might be stupid, but I'm not so stupid that I don't know that eating an entire bag of whatever over the course of an hour is terrible for you. I think I'll give it a shot.

You can also try to make one small change at a time. Stop drinking pop, for example, and drink water instead.

 

Or diet and decaffeinated soda, or carbonated water.

 

Or water

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Diet pop is arguably worse for you than regular pop


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I woke up hungover and it took me a minute to even remember I drank last night. I lost my gloves and something like $15, but I bought a cool sweatshirt. And I have a nifty temp tattoo on my hand.

 

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Or water

Yeah, this alone makes a much bigger difference than you'd suspect. By the time you manage to wean yourself off of it, you won't even miss it.

 

I aim for 8 cups of water a day. I still occasionally drink sugary drinks, but they count as -1 cups. If you have to drink a cup of water for each cup of soda, you'll drink a lot less soda.

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My acne cleared up a lot when I switched from soda to water. Never looked back. Soda doesn't taste better than having clean skin. Instead I drink about 4-5 water bottles a day. No regrets


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I drink > half a gallon of water every day.  I wish it were cheaper >.>.


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I drink > half a gallon of water every day.  I wish it were cheaper >.>.

Tap water?

 

Nope, bottled water.  I am not drinking the tap here.


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Get a water filter dude

A water filter is what, like $50 for 50 gallons worth?  It still costs money.  And I'm not sure how much I trust in those things to take out lead, for example.  Or bacteria accumulating in the filter that could make me sick.


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Get a water filter dude

A water filter is what, like $50 for 50 gallons worth?  It still costs money.  And I'm not sure how much I trust in those things to take out lead, for example.  Or bacteria accumulating in the filter that could make me sick.

 

Where do you live that you don't trust the tap water? I had the vague impression you lived somewhere in the US, and if that's the case the tap water is almost certainly perfectly safe.


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Get a water filter dude

A water filter is what, like $50 for 50 gallons worth?  It still costs money.  And I'm not sure how much I trust in those things to take out lead, for example.  Or bacteria accumulating in the filter that could make me sick.

 

Regardless of other concerns, that is a dollar or less per gallon, which is much cheaper then purchasing the bottled water otherwise.

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$1.57 is what I pay.  As to what makes me think that...well, the water company is sending us a pamphlet explaining to us that the amount of lead in the water makes it unsafe to drink and all of their grand plans to fix it (most likely to justify hiking up the price of tap water, ha!)  :rolleyes: .


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Invest in an office water cooler. Its expensive, but it filters some damn fine water. Damn fine.


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$1.57 is what I pay.  As to what makes me think that...well, the water company is sending us a pamphlet explaining to us that the amount of lead in the water makes it unsafe to drink and all of their grand plans to fix it (most likely to justify hiking up the price of tap water, ha!)  :rolleyes: .

I think a gallon jug of purified water costs less than a dollar at Walmart/Meijer here. The five-gallon water cooler bottles have an even lower cost per gallon.

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I really don't drink anything besides water (or 1% milk in my cereal (or maybe 3 beers/week)). I cut out sugary drinks ages ago. I just eat a TON (not literally) of food at night. It's really only at night, too. I think that if I ate like I ate at night like I eat during the day, I'd be a healthy weight.

 

Related: I tried an asiago bagel today. It was delicious. I used to be a member of the everything cult too, but damn, that was one fine bagel.

 

Unrelated: I got what was probably the worst haircut I've ever gotten in my life ~an hour ago. I'm going to ask my brother to buzz my hair when he gets home. I'd do it myself, but I don't trust myself to get the back right. If he messes up, I'll just shave it. Honestly, I think I'd prefer a shaved head to my current haircut.

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Got accepted to go to the AIPAC conference in December. They're paying for flight+hotel which is nice. I'm actually using the flight arrangements so that instead of flying back to college, my end destination would be my home so I can skip out on having to book a flight using my money to get home. It's a win win situation :D

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Got accepted to go to the AIPAC conference in December.

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I really don't drink anything besides water (or 1% milk in my cereal (or maybe 3 beers/week)). I cut out sugary drinks ages ago. I just eat a TON (not literally) of food at night. It's really only at night, too. I think that if I ate like I ate at night like I eat during the day, I'd be a healthy weight.

 

 

Knowing you eat a lot mostly at night is better information then most have when they realize they want to change. In a month of logging exactly what you eat, how much you eat and when you'll be able to make even better judgement calls.

 

But its good you've cut out sugary foods and soda. 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a question to any TIF member reading this.

 

All foods ultimately become sugar, fats, and proteins. Assuming you have a sedentary lifestyle what percentage of your diet should be each.

 

ie:

sugar 33.3%, fats 33.3%, proteins 33.4%

or

sugar 60%, fats 10%, proteins 30%

 

What does TIF think the balance should be.

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The answer is: it doesn't really matter (for the most part) because eating the right number of calories will dwarf the other effects.

 

If you insist on analyzing though: a low fat diet isn't going to help you if you just eat a ton of carbohydrates, for example.  It also depends on what kind of sugar, fiber.  For example eating a bag of candy is sugar, and eating some fruit is sugar, but the fruit is better for you, if only for the fact that it will have vitamins (and fiber).  When people say fiber is good for you, it's only soluble fiber that really gets absorbed.  If you eat a lot of insoluble fiber, that's great, but your body doesn't really process much.  So it's a more complicated question.


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Here is a question to any TIF member reading this.

 

All foods ultimately become sugar, fats, and proteins. Assuming you have a sedentary lifestyle what percentage of your diet should be each.

 

ie:

sugar 33.3%, fats 33.3%, proteins 33.4%

or

sugar 60%, fats 10%, proteins 30%

 

What does TIF think the balance should be.

 

I personally would think, for a sedentary person you'd probably want about 30% Sugar(carb). 30% fat, and 40% protein.

If I remember correctly though the food guide (in Canada) recommends like 50% Sugar, 20%fat and 30% protein. Although we all know that following the food guides exactly keeps you at healthy weights.....

 

The answer is: it doesn't really matter (for the most part) because eating the right number of calories will dwarf the other effects.

 

If you insist on analyzing though: a low fat diet isn't going to help you if you just eat a ton of carbohydrates, for example.  It also depends on what kind of sugar, fiber.  For example eating a bag of candy is sugar, and eating some fruit is sugar, but the fruit is better for you, if only for the fact that it will have vitamins (and fiber).  When people say fiber is good for you, it's only soluble fiber that really gets absorbed.  If you eat a lot of insoluble fiber, that's great, but your body doesn't really process much.  So it's a more complicated question.

 

This also. Although if the 4 hour body (book by Tim Ferris) can be trusted a person eating a 1000 k/cal a day starvation diet of only carbohydrates will actually gain weight.

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If you have a sedentary lifestyle you're probably not going to be that healthy no matter what you're eating


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