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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #105 on: January 18, 2017, 06:27:34 PM »
I've been reading about diets for years, and they all have the same thing in common.

Replace foods that are calorie dense with foods that aren't, so you don't have to worry so much about portion control.

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #106 on: January 18, 2017, 06:36:15 PM »
I've been reading about diets for years, and they all have the same thing in common.

Replace foods that are calorie dense with foods that aren't, so you don't have to worry so much about portion control.

That's not the case.  A LCHF diet replaces carbs (4cal per gram) with fat (9 cal per gram). Fats are twice as dense, calorically, as carbs.

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #107 on: January 18, 2017, 06:41:18 PM »
I've been reading about diets for years, and they all have the same thing in common.

Replace foods that are calorie dense with foods that aren't, so you don't have to worry so much about portion control.

That's not the case.  A LCHF diet replaces carbs (4cal per gram) with fat (9 cal per gram). Fats are twice as dense, calorically, as carbs.

hmm, good point

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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #108 on: January 18, 2017, 11:56:47 PM »
I've been reading about diets for years, and they all have the same thing in common.

Replace foods that are calorie dense with foods that aren't, so you don't have to worry so much about portion control.

That's not the case.  A LCHF diet replaces carbs (4cal per gram) with fat (9 cal per gram). Fats are twice as dense, calorically, as carbs.

More satiating and don't spike your fat storage hormone, insulin.
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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #109 on: February 02, 2017, 11:18:13 AM »
For what it's worth:

Made some minor modifications to my plan.

I eat breakfast and lunch that stay in line with the Furhman/Penn plan.

Basically, oatmeal and raw fruit (blueberries) for breakfast.  (coffee and tea as well.  No sugar, no cream, sometimes artificial sweetener)

Lunch is a salad (today for example: baby spinach, carrot, red bell pepper, snap peas, and a 1/4 cup of raw cashews with dressed balsamic vinegar only).  Snacks will be fruits or veg, and I drink a 100 calorie dose of whey protein after I run or other such exercise. (which I do 3-4 times a week)  I find the whey protein kills my snack cravings post workout.  Previously I would come home after a workout and destroy a plate of cheese and crackers or some such thing.  I don't seem to have those cravings with the whey protein.

A "normal" dinner.  (Last night my wife and I had grilled steaks with sautéed green beans. She's not on the diet.)

My weight loss has slowed, but it has not stopped.  I am currently at 209 after weighing 219 on January 9th and 213 on the 18th.  I use my weekends as "cheat" days, having something like bacon and eggs at breakfast instead of oatmeal but still try to have a giant filling salad at lunch.  I find it's not hard to do and seems to prevent snacking.  It will be fun to see where I am in a couple more weeks.

Honestly I wonder how much of this is just my change in drinking habits.  I've gone from several alcoholic beverages a week, to a few a month and no more than 1 per day.  Last week I had zero drinks, the week before that I had a scotch on one day and a glass of port on another.  I'm betting more than anything else, that's what has had the most impact. 

I DO feel more energetic after a couple weeks of greatly increasing my intake of vegetables and fruit.  Not sure if that's real or my imagination.
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Re: Penn Jillette Weight Loss
« Reply #110 on: February 02, 2017, 11:54:35 AM »
Sounds like you're doing well. Best of luck, and don't give up. You might hit a plateau at some point, which is normal. The important thing is to stick with it and don't let a plateau discourage you if you do encounter one.
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