So this place is a great place. My kids that do come here run in and cheer, my sister knows and understands what I am doing and the SCIENCE behind the reasons for what I am doing.
But there are a holdout or two that think that I am just stupid that I do not understand the concept of calorie in calorie out. It's frustrating. If I the stupid fat woman would just cut my calories like they are I would get their results!
If you go wandering other type diets out there and the forums you hear the plaintive questions from those, often women of my age, wondering what they can do to NOT be so hungry on those much lower calories. Calories that are high in "complex" carbohydrates, like potatoes ( that we used to know would put fat on most farm animals) and wheat products, that we are starting to know is NOT the same wheat as what granny ate, and I am not talking the whole grain part. I am talking the gmo part. Those things raise insulin in ALL of us. That is right ALL people. We know this. That is what that one scale is all about. How fast it raises it compared to the standard of table sugar. Now to put it simply some of us have the raised insulin, which then stores the fat but the ignores pulling the stored energy out for cell fuel. Causing.. yes.. you guess it.. HUNGER! Some can handle carbs great for good. I don't know what causes that. Some people get fat and some.. worse for them believe it or not don't get fat, but then suffer skinny metabolic syndrome. Worse for them because we still incorrectly related slimness with health. Probably NOT our best marker, it can be one, but isn't the best one.
I still say even the "healthy" should be taking their blood sugar several times a week to see how their food is affecting them. But that is neither here nor there.
Tigersue and I were to metabolic syndrome, and I am pretty sure I was having all the symptoms of type 2 diabetes including what I now know as distressing kidney issues. The only GOOD way out of that is to fix what causes it .. cutting out the sugars.
I wish that someone else could figure out I am NOT stupid and I do know what I am doing. WHY do I need that bread or potato? I can't think of a nutritional reason why. Desserts are fun, but I don't NEED them. What is wrong with me NOT eating them? I don't have to have the chips, sodas or CANDY that one of them to this day STILL eats as part of a "diet". I won't and can't understand why people are thinking I am the stupid one for cutting those out! I don't have to eat pasta to live. I do need protein and I do need fat. Brains and muscles need those! My liver is quite capable of creating the glucose I need with what I give it.
My way of eating means I can buy a chocolate bar to help out a friend at work, as her son was having a fund raiser, and not crave or eat the thing but give it to my daughter. What pray tell is wrong with that?
I do understand calorie in calorie out, but we are not science beakers! I can do the same thing for weeks and lose nothing and then 10 pounds, or five or 3 are off in a day or two with no rhyme or reason to it. That tells me that the old calorie in calorie out needs more understanding-science- doesn't know everything yet.
I know I have to be patient because I know the lack of knowledge is some of the WRONG things my dear father thinks about low carb diets. He still thinks High protein is low carb and I am closer to trying to follow moderate- more around 70 grams a day because of gluconensis- see if that smart kid knows what that is! Volek and Phinney are right on the money about that. When I lowered the protein and upped the fat the need to snack went completely away. Heck I miss a meal or two on occasion, just because I am not hungry.
Perhaps when these young things are 50+ women having had 5 babies and doesn't want to have to be HUNGRY to lose weight will want to get back to me at that point. But that isn't ever going to happen.