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For a class project, Haub limited himself to less than 1,800 calories a day. A man of Haub's pre-dieting size usually consumes about 2,600 calories daily. So he followed a basic principle of weight loss: He consumed significantly fewer calories than he burned.
Haub's "bad" cholesterol, or LDL, dropped 20 percent and his "good" cholesterol, or HDL, increased by 20 percent. He reduced the level of triglycerides, which are a form of fat, by 39 percent. "That's where the head scratching comes," Haub said. "What does that mean? Does that mean I'm healthier? Or does it mean how we define health from a biology standpoint, that we're missing something?"
"I'm not geared to say this is a good thing to do," he said. "I'm stuck in the middle. I guess that's the frustrating part. I can't give a concrete answer. There's not enough information to do that."
originally posted by: saadad
originally posted by: SprocketUK
Protein doesn't cause cancer anymore than eating a coconut will make you climb trees.
I already told you that your knowledge is outdated and old. And by your posting, i see you are ignorant. High protein diet increases chances of you dying from cancer. Scientist says it is bad as smoking.
You can ignore this research, but it is the latest one, and the bigest one and no I will not give you links, if you want to learn to go dig it up and read, it is not so had to find it.
EVERYTHING gives you freaking cancer.
I agree, only some things will give you more chance for a cancer and some will give you low chance...
And it is not so hard to drop that bad things from your lifestyle, you just need to have control over your self (body and mind), if you dont have that, then why bother... Many people are here on earth to be controled by others or are here for god knows what kind of a reson.
originally posted by: SprocketUK
I'm not anti carbs per se, but I stand by my statement regarding high carb foods such as potatoes and pasta being worth less, nutritionally than leafy veg and fruits.
You will get much better value per calorie ditching grains and starches for colourful veg and roots. That fact is undeniable.
originally posted by: Syyth007
a reply to: Maverick7
Dieting is pretty simple - burn more calories then you take in, you will lose weight - it's really that simple. The trick is getting your body to burn fat - If a calorie deficit is too great, your body will consume muscle for energy, and you will lose weight, but it is incredibly unhealthy (and you won't look very good). Counting calories is pretty useless, IMHO, self-discipline is really the key.
Dieting alone will work, but exercise will greatly improve your weight loss - The exercise will burn extra calories, and build lean muscle, which will cause your body to burn even more calories to maintain the new muscle mass. Also the new muscle will tighten up your body, contracting your fat deposits. You just have to eat intelligently. I eat tons of chicken breast, eggs, brown rice, yogurt, fresh fruit and veggies, plenty of sea food - I still cheat and eat less healthy foods (I love bacon cheese burgers and pizza) but I try to not let those foods dominate my diet.
Get to know your body, after three weeks of diet and exercise, if you don't notice any slight changes in your body, you need to adjust your physical activity and/or food intake/types of foods you are eating. The 2000 calorie thing is an average - the "average" person with an "average" physical output needs 2000 calories a day to maintain. Myself, I need closer to 2500+ calories a day due to a physically demanding job, and my weight training to maintain (I am 5'10 175 lbs). I don't count calories, though. It's a rough average, and your own results will vary due to physical output, genetics, and diet.