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Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« on: March 18, 2016, 07:57:06 PM »
 So I've heard that he lost weight by cutting calories and restricting carbs, but don't know any details.

This should prove interesting:

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The Dr. Oz Show Magician Penn Jillette tells how he lost 110 pounds; Shaun T’s five-minute workout. (N)
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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2016, 08:20:29 PM »
He talks a lot about it on his podcast, and has had his weight loss instructor on for interviews... and he's written a book so that's probably why he's making the rounds, although I don't think it's been published yet.

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2016, 09:26:42 PM »
Wow.
Im pretty disappointed to hear he will be going on Oz. I thought better of him.

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2016, 10:40:08 PM »
Wow.
Im pretty disappointed to hear he will be going on Oz. I thought better of him.

Novella was on Oz do you think less of him?
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/watch-steve-novella-on-the-dr-oz-show-on-tuesday/

just because he will be on the show does not mean he will be agreeing with the snake oil salesmen, I'm hoping for a decent discussion where Penn makes him look stuped
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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2016, 11:18:44 PM »
Wow.
Im pretty disappointed to hear he will be going on Oz. I thought better of him.

Novella was on Oz do you think less of him?
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/watch-steve-novella-on-the-dr-oz-show-on-tuesday/

just because he will be on the show does not mean he will be agreeing with the snake oil salesmen, I'm hoping for a decent discussion where Penn makes him look stuped


It's not like him going on the Oz show is going to legitimize Oz.

Oz has a huge audience, and they'll be very interested in what Teller has to say, and Teller is interested in reaching them.

He'd probably go on Oprah if she was still doing her show (and even bigger audience).

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2016, 01:05:09 AM »
He talks a lot about it on his podcast, and has had his weight loss instructor on for interviews... and he's written a book so that's probably why he's making the rounds, although I don't think it's been published yet.




Joel Fuhrman was a vegan last time I talked to him, although that was like 20 years ago.

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2016, 01:11:04 AM »
Most sources claimed he went vegan and ate only 1000 calories per day. A massive deficit for someone his size and probably something that shouldn't be done without medical supervision.


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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2016, 06:52:21 AM »
Wow.
Im pretty disappointed to hear he will be going on Oz. I thought better of him.

Novella was on Oz do you think less of him?
https://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/watch-steve-novella-on-the-dr-oz-show-on-tuesday/

just because he will be on the show does not mean he will be agreeing with the snake oil salesmen, I'm hoping for a decent discussion where Penn makes him look stuped
My impression is that Penn is going on to promote his preferred weightloss method?

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2016, 08:32:33 AM »
This is all well and good, but is he going to rap?

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2016, 10:25:48 AM »
He talks a lot about it on his podcast, and has had his weight loss instructor on for interviews... and he's written a book so that's probably why he's making the rounds, although I don't think it's been published yet.



This looks pretty sensible to me. Of course the hard part is portion control. This looks like a healthy, balanced diet. But you can gain weight, maintain weight, or lose weight on this (or any other system) depending on how many calories you eat, and how many you burn.
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« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2016, 11:00:22 AM »
Most sources claimed he went vegan and ate only 1000 calories per day. A massive deficit for someone his size and probably something that shouldn't be done without medical supervision.

Fuhrman's diet isn't vegan or vegetarian, but it would be easy to modify it.
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« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2016, 01:28:00 PM »

Fuhrman's diet isn't vegan or vegetarian, but it would be easy to modify it.


You're being uncharacteristically charitable toward a high-carb, low-fat diet.

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« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2016, 01:32:40 PM »

Fuhrman's diet isn't vegan or vegetarian, but it would be easy to modify it.


You're being uncharacteristically charitable toward a high-carb, low-fat diet.

I would not characterize the above chart as high-carb, low-fat. I'd characterize it as balanced.
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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2016, 01:53:31 PM »

Fuhrman's diet isn't vegan or vegetarian, but it would be easy to modify it.


You're being uncharacteristically charitable toward a high-carb, low-fat diet.

He is.  But we all know that there is no one dietary regime that suits everyone. 

I think the above diet could be improved with the addition of whole fat dairy products, liver and no restriction on pasture raised beef and lamb for most very active people that want to look to avoiding heart disease, sarcopenia and osteoporosis in their dotage.... at least that's where  put my money.
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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2016, 02:11:34 PM »

Fuhrman's diet isn't vegan or vegetarian, but it would be easy to modify it.

You're being uncharacteristically charitable toward a high-carb, low-fat diet.

I see no charity in any my posts on this topic.

I am being, characteristically, as objective and as accurate as possible.

Not sure where you get the "high-carb low-fat" assessment. The pie chart doesn't show that at all.

This diet pretty much eliminates fast simple carbs (refined sugars, processed foods and flours). It includes complex starches (beans; whole grains; fruits). It limits potatos. The vegetables listed are all allowed on a LCHF diet.

The fruits wouldn't be allowed on LCHF.

From what I know so far I'd say this is a moderate carb; moderate fat diet. It's probably very similar to the low GI or low GL diets.

Probably not as effective or healthy as LCHF, but probably more effective and healthy than LFHC-CR or just CR.



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