1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Why We Get Fat

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Dillinger, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,616
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Thanks for the vote of confidence Patch! :lol:

    I'm more than happy thanks, just another 5lb and I'll be back to my ideal weight when I was in my 20's! :D

    Nigel
     
  2. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,981
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Sorry - I definitely should have worded that better...

    Good luck on that last 5lbs - however you plan on losing it! :wink: (Whatever works for you, right?)

    Peace, Love and Continued Success!
     
  3. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,616
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Cheers Patch! :)

    Peace, love and less calories! :lol:

    Nigel
     
  4. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,981
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    103
    D'you mean "less" or "low"? :wink:

    <<<ducks out>>>
     
  5. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,616
    Trophy Points:
    278
    You know me Patch.................both! :lol:

    Nigel
     
  6. bowell

    bowell · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    945
    Likes Received:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    38
    Why we get Fat

    My Mum
     
  7. Sid Bonkers

    Sid Bonkers Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,976
    Likes Received:
    1,102
    Trophy Points:
    178
    Mums are without exception very wise Bob :lol:
     
  8. viviennem

    viviennem Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    3,140
    Likes Received:
    149
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Nigel said:

    There are a number of reasons why some people lose weight quicker than others on Atkins. Some people cheat. Some people don't do it properly 'by the book'. Some women have problems because female hormones, both pre- and post-menopause, can make it more difficult to lose. Anyone on NSAIDs will have more difficulty losing weight, and I'm sure other drugs can have the same effect. Much of my excess weight came on when I was on drugs for endometriosis.

    I lost nearly 80lbs over 18 months on Atkins Induction first time round. Admittedly for most of that time I was walking about 15 miles per week, which I can't do this time round, and I'm also drinking wine more often this time than the 'no alcohol' I did the first time, so my weight loss is slower now. I've lost 50lb in 16 months.

    I calorie-counted for a while with Atkins the first time, just out of interest - I was eating between 1500 and 2000 calories a day, without limiting my intake of the 'allowed' foods in any way. I know from previous experience, on the same exercise regime, that I need to eat less than 1300 cals per day on a low fat/high carb diet to lose any weight at all.

    Working out my basal metabolic rate for the weight and lifestyle I had when on the low fat diet last, tells me that I needed 2200+ calories per day merely to exist - anything less should have had me losing weight. So why, on a low-fat/high-carb diet, did I have to drop to a starvation-level calorie intake to lose weight, when I can add another 500 to 700 calories on a low carb diet and lose weight smoothly, painlessly, and comparatively, much more quickly?

    I think there is no simple answer to this. There are too many factors involved, and everyone is different.

    Just to note, also, that many people take Atkins much too simplistically. He insists on exercise with his diet, even for people with restricted mobility. And he states quite clearly that as you move from one phase to another, as your carbohydrate intake increases, so your fat intake comes down.

    For me personally, fat + carbohydrate = body fat. It doesn't really matter how much exercise I do. Eating a 'normal, balanced diet' I managed to reach 20 stone (280lb) while walking 25 miles a week!

    The low-carb, unrestricted fat diet suits my particular metabolism. Other regimes suit other people. Fine, I have no problems with that, and no-one should have any problems with the well-researched, informed choice I have made for myself.

    Viv 8)
     
  9. Patch

    Patch Type 2 · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,981
    Likes Received:
    157
    Trophy Points:
    103
    Amen to that!
     
  10. noblehead

    noblehead Type 1 · Guru
    Retired Moderator

    Messages:
    23,618
    Likes Received:
    19,616
    Trophy Points:
    278
    Yep that's what it's all about Viv, find a diet that suits you nutritionally and helps keep those bg readings down! :D

    Nigel
     
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook