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« james_russell wrote on Thursday, Oct 16 at 05:35 PM »
People who count calories are trying to change their size. Want to gain muscle? Counting calories is important. Want to lose fat? Counting calories is still important. These "arbitrary units of data" are 100% of weight loss and weight gain. To say they don't matter is a dangerous blanket statement. "Variety" is misleading. You could eat ten different processed foods every day for a year, have all the variety in the world, and still be extremely unhealthy. Liking what you eat may matter, but if the foods you like are sending you toward diabetes, cancer, and heart disease, your body may "like" them a lot less than you do. Lifting weights is by far the best and most important way to gain strength. In addition, it improves posture, speeds up metabolism, makes you less injury prone, and strengthens bones. You should not get sick when you see men lifting them. It's because they are taking of the bodies you find so amazing. "1 in 5 women suffer or have suffered from an eating disorder." Eating disorders are largely the result of ignorance and misinformation. You would be hard pressed to find any credible dietitian or health book recommending a 500 calorie per day diet. People assume that starving themselves is a quick way to lose weight, but this is far from the case. Well, those are my observations. I would love to hear your point of view. The "logic that sends people to the hospital on the verge of death" you mention about is perpetuated by the fitness magazines you also mention. These magazines are interested in money and only money. A promise of losing an unhealthy amount of weight in a very short amount of time sells better than advice saying to eat healthy foods. It's as simple as that. These magazines should not be taken seriously by anyone.
« DrGwen wrote on Thursday, Oct 16 at 06:02 AM »
« plmweb11 wrote on Monday, Oct 13 at 10:56 AM »